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Breast is Best — For Mom Too!


Good news for breastfeeding moms: not only does breastfeeding benefit the baby, but it also benefits you in the long run.
A new study showed that women who breastfed for more than a year (combined) in their lifetime lowered their risk for a number of ailments including high blood pressure, diabetes and high cholesterol. They were […]

Guidelines for Breastfeeding Success


The verdict is in, my friends. The consensus among medical professionals is that breastfeeding is not only essential for newborn babies for the first six months of life, but also a great tool for the mother in getting back to her pre-baby body. In fact, according to latest research, breastfeeding can also […]

I am Back and Ready to Eat (Healthy)!


Readers, you deserve the truth.
Since the birth of my second child in September, (I will be brutally honest here) I have not followed the principles of healthy eating that Fit Fare promotes to everyone on the internet.
I know what you are thinking. How can I trust this writer, touting how great healthy eating is when […]

Benefits of Eating Fish Outweigh the Risks


This is one of those possibly controversial posts.  How do I know?  Well, at the Worlds of Healthy Flavors event hosted by the Culinary Institute of America and the Harvard School of Public Health - Department of Nutrition there was much seat shifting and rustling of papers when Dr. Eric Rimm’s presentation was given on the topic of how the benefits of […]

Post-Pregnancy Weight Loss


After nine long months, you have finally delivered the most delicate and beautiful little person that you will ever know. As you anticipate reveling in the baby’s developmental accomplishments, you will also have an important challenge of your own to tackle as the future months loom in the horizon. It is what every new mother soon comes […]

Good Food? Bad Food?


I read a recent Wall Street Journal article that instructed readers that in order to get the most nutrients from your vegetables you should slather it with butter.  I always thought butter was bad under any circumstance.  I was perplexed but read what turned out to be a very informative article.  These days it seems […]

Dark Chocolate can be a Halloween treat


As Halloween looms, the quest for the perfect candy to be given out begins. The last thing you want to do is to buy candy that you know will be sorted out and thrown away. On numerous Halloween�s past, I recall sorting out many candies I knew I detested. However, I was […]

Foods to avoid during pregnancy


One of pregnancy’s many pleasures is that you can eat what you want with fewer consequences. Even so, be careful of what you eat, as it may harm your baby or yourself.
Most foods aren’t inherently dangerous but could be if contaminated with bacteria or pollutants. During pregnancy, your body supports two, resulting in a weaker […]

How to Prepare For Pregnancy


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I’m sure I’ve mentioned this before, but I’ve gotten married recently. Newlyweds like to mention this ad nauseam, and I am no exception. My wedded bliss is still in high gear, and I’m enjoying creating a home with my new husband. Sometimes, I admit, my mind wanders to when we […]