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Recent Posts By Allison Fishman Task

Reducing Portions? A Great Excuse to Go Shopping!

It’s Thanksgiving, and at my family get-togethers there’s one story that’s always told. When I was in high school, I was a bit heavy for my height and looking to drop some weight. I read somewhere that serving Thanksgiving dinner on smaller plates helps you to eat less. It struck me as brilliant at the time. So when it came […]

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Q&A with Sodium Girl Jess Goldman Foung

Last year, we featured Jess Goldman Foung, AKA Sodium Girl in our magazine as our Healthy Habits here for reducing salt. We can’t get enough of Jess; her joy and love of food is infectious. We asked her some questions about how her life and cooking has changed in the last year, and if she could share some lower-sodium ideas […]

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Eat fish with your kids, and they’ll eat fish.

Picky eaters have always been a pet peeve of mine. When I had children, I wanted to do whatever I could to ensure that they were not picky eaters. As soon as they started eating solid food, I was determined to expose them to a wide variety of options. Fish, being brain food and all, was high up on my […]

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Cooking Vegetarian Dishes is Easy with Smart Meal Planning

by Allison Task, author of Lighten Up, America! and our 12 Healthy Habits Coach I am one of those people who, as soon as I’m told I can’t have something, I must have it. It doesn’t matter if I like or don’t like that thing; just tell me I can’t have it and it’s the only thing I crave. This personality […]

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Change Your Fat Focus

by Allison Task, author of Lighten Up, America! and our 12 Healthy Habits Coach When I think “Eat more healthy fat” my mind instantly gravitates to avocados as a daily snack, adding handfuls of roasted sunflower seeds to my salads, and finishing that grilled fish with a generous drizzle of olive oil. I think I’m starting to drool.  It’s nice to […]

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Get Stronger Without a Gym!

Not a fan of going to the gym? You’re in luck: The latest trend in gym training is doing exactly the kind of exercise you can do outside of a gym. Think of Rocky in Rocky I, running along the train tracks and through the outdoor vegetable markets, like the Pied Piper of Philly, shadowboxing all the way, then finally […]

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The Benefits of a Two-Part Breakfast

As a child of the 70s, I remember watching commercials for breakfast cereals. Between The Smurfs, The Transformers, and Josie and the Pussycats, I’d learn how Lucky Charms or Cap’n Crunch were “part” of a healthy breakfast. The healthy breakfast would include toast (with visibly melting butter), orange juice, a bowl of berries, bacon or sausage (or both), sometimes a […]

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Easy Tips to Help You Get Going with Grains in the Morning

Why is it that on weekends, we’ll indulge ourselves with a breakfast that spans two meals, but on the weekdays we skimp, forget, and leave ourselves making up for a missed breakfast all day long? It’s typically weekdays where we need that food: those are the work days, the commute days, the get-the-kids-out-to-door-before-your-9:30-meeting-with-the-boss days. And yet, as I write this, I realize […]

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How A Busy Mom Finds A Way To Cook “More”

Where did all the time go? In my 20s, cooking was fun–experimenting in my own kitchen, with no one’s rules or tastes but my own to worry about; friends; dinner parties; cooking what I wanted, when I wanted. Then I got married and became a stepparent, so I had more mouths to feed, which made it more fun to experiment. […]

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Allison’s Guide to Slowing Down During the Holidays

Find serenity amidst the holiday rush with tips from Healthy Habits Coach Allison Fishman Task. Eat less and enjoy it more. Editor Scott Mowbray told me recently that he’s been eating less (since he’s on the Social Diet) but he’s never enjoyed food more. At the holidays, we eat a piece of cake and then want pie, a cookie, biscotti, […]

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