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Healthy recipe: Grilled shrimp skewers over white bean salad

Posted by Ashley Boggs, Communications Associate on May 23rd, 2013 | No Comments »
Grilled Shrimp Sweres

Yield: 6 servings, about 3/4 cup salad and 4 shrimp each Servings: 6 Prep Time: 30 minutes Total Time: 30 minutes To Make Ahead: Cover and refrigerate the salad and shrimp separately for up to 1 day. | Equipment: Six 8- to 10-inch skewers Recipe Description: Fresh herbs make all the difference in this light, summery bean salad that in turn makes an aromatic bed for the easy grilled shrimp. The shrimp and salad are wonderful together but you could also ...

Healthy recipe: Florentine hash skillet

Posted by Ashley Boggs, Communications Associate on May 17th, 2013 | No Comments »
Florentine Hash Skillet

Yield: 1 serving Servings: 1 Prep Time: 10 minutes Total Time: 10 minutes Recipe Description: Here’s a super-quick all-in-one-skillet breakfast to start your day, loaded with hash browns, spinach, egg and cheese. Recipe Ingredients: 1 teaspoon extra-virgin olive oil 1/2 cup frozen hash browns or precooked shredded potatoes (see Note) 1/2 cup frozen chopped spinach 1 large egg Pinch of salt Pinch of freshly ground pepper 2 tablespoons shredded sharp Cheddar cheese Recipe Steps: Heat oil in a small nonstick skillet over medium heat. Layer hash browns and spinach into ...

One man’s healthy weight loss journey

Posted by Tim Elbing, Jr. on February 15th, 2013 | No Comments »
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I started on my weight loss journey back in late March 2012. I was in denial about my weight gain until I saw a photo of me next to my cousin who was 9 months pregnant. I was shocked by how heavy I had gotten and the picture led me to question who was really pregnant! I immediately pulled out a scale and hopped on. The number I saw on it scared me: 260 pounds. My ...

Is social networking the new handy weight loss tool?

Posted by Prevent Cancer Foundation Staff on January 23rd, 2013 | 1 Comment »
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In case you needed another reason to use social media, researchers at the University of South Carolina have discovered that using a Twitter support group may help individuals achieve those challenging weight loss goals. The study’s findings showed that those who participated in a weight loss program overall lost more weight when they used the site to receive and share information and encouragement. The research team found that every 10 tweets corresponded with about 0.5 ...