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Ways to Eat Healthy When Dining Out

More than 60 percent of Americans eat at least one meal in a restaurant each week. While it can be fun to let someone else handle the cooking and cleaning of a few meals, it can be tough to stick to your nutrition goals when you aren’t preparing your own food.

Here are a few tips to make sure dining out doesn’t negatively affect your health.

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Topics: Nutrition

Translating the Nutrition Facts Label

Choosing which foods to eat can be challenging. When you’re trying to eat healthfully, it can be hard to sort fact from fiction. That’s why the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) requires most food companies to add a Nutrition Facts label to their products.

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Topics: Nutrition

Five Ways to Spot and Avoid a Fad Diet

With infomercials, books and magazines bombarding us with information about diet plans and their promises of fast and easy weight loss, it’s easy to get sucked into the vortex of these “quick fixes” when trying to get to a healthier weight.

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Topics: Nutrition

4 Tips for Healthy Eating During the Holidays

The holidays are here, and even if you posess a superhuman amount of willpower, it is challenging to maintain a healthy diet with goodies coming at you in the office, at parties, and at home.  

Stay the course without denying yourself of the holiday treats. These four tips that can help you keep holiday weight gain at bay.

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Topics: Nutrition

South Shore Hospital & FoodSquire Partner to Help Families of Newborns

Posted by South Shore Health System on Dec 1, 2017 8:28:00 AM

It’s a scene all too familiar for many new mothers: You’ve just brought your baby home from the hospital, you’re exhausted, overwhelmed with responsibility and  oh yeah – what’s for dinner? Don’t worry. South Shore Hospital has got you covered.

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Topics: As One, Children's Health, Nutrition, Women's Health, Pregnancy

Five Ways to Maintain a Healthy Weight during the Holidays

During this busy time of year, even the most health-conscious among us struggles to balance holiday fun and commitments with the steps we need to take to maintain a healthy lifestyle. While the average American only gains about a pound during the holidays, those who already struggle to maintain a healthy weight can gain more—and find it harder to lose the new weight once the new year begins.

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Topics: Nutrition, Weight Loss, Exercise & Fitness

Game-Day Snacks Made Healthy (Recipe Included!)

Watching our favorite teams compete on the gridiorn is one of the best things about fall.

One of the best things about football season? The game-day snacks.

Whether you're pulling out a hibachi grill in the parking lot at your team's stadium or whipping up a feast to serve in front of the television, everyone enjoys snacking during a game. But there's a downside: Many of the traditional tailgate foods can wreak havoc on your health. But there are healthy alternatives that are just as tasty as their heavier counterparts.

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Topics: Nutrition

Six Steps to Help Balance Your Cholesterol Levels

Posted by South Shore Health System on Sep 13, 2017 4:42:20 PM

Most of us know it’s important to watch our cholesterol levels, but do you really know what that means? Between HDLs, LDLs and triglycerides it can be confusing to determine which of these is bad, which is good and how to get them in proper balance.

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Topics: Nutrition, Primary Care, Heart Health

Packing a Healthy School Lunch (Lunch Menus Included!)

Is one of your biggest back-to-school struggles with the kids figuring out what to pack for lunch? You’re not alone. A recent survey found that 61 percent of parents say packing their child’s lunch is the most stressful part of heading back to school. From adding to the morning-time crunch, to nighttime arguments over which healthy foods will go in the brown bag, it’s easy to turn to convenience foods that can be loaded with sodium and fat to avoid an argument.

There is a better way.

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Topics: Children's Health, Nutrition

Seven Tips to Fall Back Into a Healthy Routine

Posted by Tahli Adler MS, RD, LDN, South Shore Medical Center on Aug 8, 2017 8:18:00 AM

While the winter holidays have a reputation for challenging the resolve of healthy eaters, many people find themselves more likely to overindulge during the summer months. We all feel like letting our responsibilities go when temperatures warm—so we visit a favorite seasonal ice cream shop frequently, or load our plate with rich food at cookouts. By August, our clothes fit tighter than they did on Memorial Day and our energy is lagging.

If you’ve let your healthy routine lapse, now’s the time to use that “back to school” energy to refocus—even if you don’t have kids. Here are a few tips to get you started.

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Topics: Nutrition, Primary Care, Exercise & Fitness

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Welcome to Sharing As One, South Shore Health System’s blog. Our goal is to share regular doses of health news, expert insights to healthy living, wellness tips, and inspiring stories from ordinary people who have overcome extraordinary health challenges. 


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