5 Healthy Holiday Eating Habits

By Erin Knobler

The holidays can be a cheerful time, filled with family, friends, and of course, food! Studies show that Americans gain weight between Thanksgiving and Christmas. What’s even worse is that it can take over five months to lose the extra weight and it tends to accumulate over the years.

By following the simple tips below, you can avoid holiday weight gain while still enjoying the festivities and feasts!

1. Practice portion control

An easy way to avoid overeating during the holidays is to manage your portions. Try to eat from a plate, not a package, so you know how much you’re eating.

Also, using smaller dishes, such as a lunch plate for your dinner, will help you eat less. Your plate will look more full, tricking your brain into thinking you’re still eating a large dinner portion.

2. Prep…

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Easy, Cheap and Healthy Dinner Recipes

By Erin Knobler

Eating healthy can be a challenge! Most recipes are usually too time consuming or require a ton of ingredients that cost a fortune to buy. The two dinner recipes below are not only low in calories, but they are also budget friendly and easy to make.

Turkey & Balsamic Onion Quesadillas (serves 4)
You only need 5 ingredients for this super quick and delicious recipe! The balsamic onion adds a…

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Your Medicare Open Enrollment Checklist

By Erin Knobler

Medicare Open Enrollment happens every year from October 15th through December 7th. As a Medicare beneficiary, this could be your only chance to enroll in new health coverage for the following year, so it’s important to plan ahead.

Here are three things you can do each year before Open Enrollment starts to make sure you’re prepared.

1. Make a list of what matters most.

Here are some things to…

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5 Medicare Mistakes To Avoid

By Erin Knobler

Medicare Open Enrollment is your annual opportunity to make changes to your existing health insurance plan or to enroll in new coverage. Here are five common mistakes that you should avoid this Open Enrollment to make sure you’ve got the right Medicare coverage for 2018.

1. Automatically renewing your plan.
Unless you make changes to your Medicare Part D or Medicare Advantage plan, it will renew…

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