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Chokeberries May Help Manage Weight, Blood Sugar

Have you ever heard of a chokeberry? Me neither, until I attended a nutrition research conference and learned that they are helping rats manage their weight. Intriguing, especially if they can help do that for people too. So, if you’re curious about the chokeberry, look no further.

Chokeberries, a distant relative of the cherry, grow in the U.S. But, they are inedible in raw form; hence, the name “choke,” I’m thinking. They have a very high anthocyanin content, a plant chemical that gives all berries their color. Anthocyanins are really good, even if it is hard to pronounce. In fact, laboratory studies show potential benefits of anthocyanins to combat:

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Ruby Recap Season 3 Episode 9: Thanksgiving Dinner

It’s Thanksgiving this week on Ruby. And you know what that means? Serious temptations. So, Ruby’s plan was to have two Thanksgivings, one for her and one for the others.

But, even this sensible idea runs into a stumbling block, as her friends want the traditional pumpkin pie, which Ruby cannot have around, because it was a trigger food when she was at her heaviest.

After Ruby invites her trainers over for the Thanksgiving dinner, the show moves on to her in a therapy session discussing ideas for how to handle dinner. Her therapist emphasizes avoiding “minimizing” eating, which is when Ruby would say “I’ll just have a little of this.”

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Ruby’s Mom May Have Intentionally Overfed Her

A major story line in the latest season of Ruby hovers around her suspicion that she may have been molested or abused as a child, and that she has been repressing those memories for all these years.

In Ruby’s discussions with her mother, I just had a feeling that maybe she knew more about what Ruby went through than she was leading onto. Ruby has eluded to a suspicion that a past doctor of hers has that maybe her mother overfed her as a child to protect her from the wondering eyes of men.

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Biggest Loser Recap Season 9 Episode 13 with Amanda Arlauskas

As the contestants are enjoying their breakfast, they get a visit from Alison who tells them it is time for a pop challenge up in the gym. They each must balance a tray with one hand, and pile as many quarters as they can on to the tray. For whoever holds on to the tray the longest, however many quarters they put on their tray will then be equivalent to ten dollars. Michael Ventrella and Sunshine Hampton are the last two remaining. Michael ends up winning a total of $2,000, while Sunshine comes in second earning $650.
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Do Packaged Foods Need a Fiber Boost?

Dietitians have been trying to get people to eat more fiber for a long time. It is recommended that we get 25-30 grams per day. Dietary fiber is found in foods like whole grains, fruits, vegetables, and beans.

Fiber helps with lowering cholesterol, stabilizing blood sugar, and promote digestive regularity. Also, when you eat fiber, you are more full and satisfied. You tend to eat fewer calories and maintain a healthy weight. Despite these benefits, many people don’t eat enough of these foods. In fact, 70 percent of Americans do not meet recommendations for fruit and vegetable intake. There’s a good chance they may not be getting enough fiber either. This is why one of the reasons companies are adding fiber to food products.

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Stephanie Anderson’s Biggest Loser Elimination Interview

Biggest Loser 9 contestant Stephanie Anderson was eliminated this past Tuesday, March 30 after a week that was full of drama, drama and more drama.

Now that Stephanie and Sam’s relationship is public knowledge, Stephanie’s life continues to change and unfold before her.

Listen here to learn how stress has affected Stephanie’s weight loss and whether the drama between her, Ashley, Andrea and Koli has been resolved.

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Tune In: Jamie Oliver on the Rachael Ray Show

Tune in this Tuesday, March 30 to the Rachael Ray Show when Naked Chef Jamie Oliver delivers seven simply delicious ideas for eating healthy.

Oliver is the host of the new ABC reality series, Jamie Oliver’s Food Revolution. He discusses his latest venture with Rachael in which he is single-handedly trying to transform America’s fattest city into a much leaner and healthier community by encouraging them to eat more natural foods, eat less processed meals and cook at home more often.

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Tune In: Lisa Lillien on The Doctors

Tune in this Friday, April 2 to The Doctors when Hungry Girl, Lisa Lillien drops by to share her tips for helping you make smarter choices at the grocery store.

The Hungry Girl constantly has her pulse on the latest in healthy food finds. She is also a whiz at creating recipe makeovers that turn your favorite decadent dishes into leaner and healthier eats. (more…)

Tune In: Dr. Ian Smith on the Rachael Ray Show

Tune in this Wednesday, March 24 to the Rachael Ray Show when Dr. Ian discusses his best weight loss tips.

Find if two glasses of water could melt away your extra pounds. Dr. Ian Smith is revealing Celebrity Fit Club‘s top three weight loss secrets, and one of this season’s most inspiring contestants shares how he got lasting results.

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Tune In: Kirstie Alley on the Rachael Ray Show

Tune in this Friday, March 26 to the Rachael Ray Show when Kirstie Alley stops by to discuss many of the rumors surrounding her newest reality series, “Kirstie Alley’s Big Life.”

Rachael is in the kitchen with Kirstie, who comes clean about the plastic surgery rumors and fires off on those who have cast criticism towards her new weight loss reality show, which chronicles the former Jenny Craig spokesperson’s up and down battle of the bulge. (more…)