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Ten Tips for Fitness in the New Year

In this article: Regular physical activity can improve health and wellness. A common goal to see benefits is to get at least 150 minutes per week of moderate to vigorous intensity physical activity. Get your doctor’s approval first. Make sure the activities you are planning to do are safe for you and you know how to do them.  Many exercise…

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7-Day Nutritious Vegan (Plant-Based) Meal Plan for Weight Loss

Monday Breakfast Taco ½ cup liquid vegan egg substitute plus diced onion and chopped bell pepper, cooked in a skillet with cooking spray, plus ½ cup of black beans and ¼ cup avocado slices in a small whole-grain tortilla (hint: wrap it in foil to keep it together if you are on the go) Greek Pita Pocket Small whole-wheat pita…

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7-Day Nutritious Dairy-Free Meal Plan for Weight Loss

Monday Breakfast Taco 1 egg and 2 egg whites (or ½ cup liquid egg) plus diced onion and chopped bell pepper, cooked in a skillet with cooking spray, plus ½ cup of black beans and ¼ cup avocado slices in a small whole-grain tortilla (hint: wrap it in foil to keep it together if you are on the go) Greek…

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Four Workouts That Need Almost No Equipment

In this article: The New Year is a natural time to start a fitness program or continue one. Some workouts that you can do with almost no equipment are walking, body weight exercises, dancing, and aerobics. Lark can coach you on daily choices to get more physical activity and make weight loss and healthy living easier. The start of the…

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Eating Vegan for Weight Loss and Health at Restaurants

Find Out What to Look for on Menus According to Science, Plus Your Guide to Vegan Picks at Top Restaurants In this article: Plant-based or vegan diets can have benefits for health and weight loss. But meat-eaters may have trouble switching plant-based dishes for regular meat-based ones. A new study shows that meat eaters are more likely to order vegan…

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Top Food Trends of 2022 – And How You Can Use Them for Health and Weight Loss

In this article: The New Year is sure to see many food trends. Trends in 2022 may include “health halos,” limited menu options, a focus on sustainability, the use of technology, plant-based foods, and more pasta. You can recognize these trends and make healthy choices for yourself. Lark’s personalized coaching can help with health and weight loss through healthy choices…

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Five Healthy Make-Ahead Pasta Salads for Weight Loss

In this article: Easy and fast recipes can help you eat healthier and lose more weight. Pasta salad has the advantage of being a make-ahead dish that you can take for lunch or have for dinner. But it can be high in refined carbohydrates and extra fats from mayo and processed meats. These salads have whole-grain pasta, lean proteins, and…

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Seven Healthy One-Dish Meals for Weight Loss

In this article: Preparing food at home can give you more control over what you eat than ordering restaurant meals. One-dish meals can be part of a weight loss plan if they are easy to make and contain wholesome ingredients. The meals listed here are easy to make. They are easy to fit into a weight loss plan. Each one…

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10 Meal Swaps to Lose Weight without Dieting in 2022

In this article: The average American gain weight each year. Weight gain often happens during the holiday season. Losing weight after the holidays  can help prevent health risks related to accumulated extra pounds.  It is possible to lose weight without making too many sacrifices. Here are examples of easy swaps and how many calories they can save. Lark offers weight…

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Five Healthy Holiday Party Recipes for Weight Loss

In this article: Holiday parties usually include high-calorie foods. Going to many parties can lead to weight gain during the holiday season. You can bring or serve lower-calorie, more nutritious foods. They can taste good while giving you something healthy to eat at the party. These are healthy ideas for avocado deviled eggs, curried butternut squash dip, roasted brussels sprouts,…

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9 Ways to Lose Weight in the New Year without Dieting

In this article: Weight gain is common during the holiday season. Many people make New Year’s resolutions to lose weight, but give up soon. People tend to give up on diets in 3 to 5 weeks. Making small changes instead of dieting can help you lose weight and keep it off. Drinking more water, choosing less processed food, and getting…

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Seven Healthy Breakfasts for January Weight Loss

In this article:  New Year’s resolutions often involve weight loss.  A delicious breakfast can be healthy and part of a weight loss plan. It can keep hunger down. It can increase energy.  These 7 breakfast ideas are nutritious and moderate in calories and carbohydrates. They are simple and easy to make. Lark can give you more weight loss and health…

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Seven Healthy Lunches for January Weight Loss

In this article:  Weight loss is a common New Year’s resolution.  A good lunch for weight loss keeps calories and carbs in check. It helps reduce hunger and stabilize energy to prevent cravings in the afternoon. These 7 lunch ideas are balanced and designed to support healthy weight control. They are simple to make and can sub for your regular…

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Seven Healthy Dinners for January Weight Loss

In this article:  Many people resolve to lose weight in the New Year. A good dinner for weight loss keeps calories and carbs in check. It supports restful sleep. It has essential nutrients. It is easy to make and tastes good. These are 7 dinner ideas to help you reach your goals. Lark can offer more weight loss and health…

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Thirty-One Healthy Snacks for January Weight Loss

1. Ice cream Frozen banana chunks, pureed and eaten plain or mixed with nuts or peanuts, berries, and/or cinnamon, cocoa powder, or vanilla extract 2. Cinnamon toast made with butter Whole-grain bread toasted and spread with cottage cheese and sprinkled with cinnamon and (optional) calorie-free natural sweetener (such as stevia) to taste 3. Beans, white rice, and cheese Fat-free refried…

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Seven Healthy Recipes for January Weight Loss

In this article: January is a great time to renew your commitment to weight loss and health. You can lose weight and still eat foods you love. These are some makeovers for common foods that can cut calories and increase nutrients. Lark can help you lose weight and eat healthier in the New Year. Your Lark Health coach is available…

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Serving and Portion Sizes Explained

In this article:  Portion sizes affect weight loss and health. Serving sizes are standardized amounts of foods. Portion sizes are amounts of foods that you serve yourself. Different types of foods have different serving sizes. Common groups include vegetables, fruit, grains, fats and oils, nuts and seeds, proteins,  You can measure food or use another method, such as comparing the…

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Easy Ways to Save Calories During the Holidays

In this article: Weight gain happens to most people during the holidays. But it does not need to. You can make smart swaps to cut back on calories while eating the foods you love.  Portions are important, too. Lark can guide you through the holidays so you can stay healthy and on track. The app is available 24/7 through your…

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10 Tips to Prevent Weight Gain This Holiday Season

In this article: Average weight gain during the holiday season is 1 to 2 lb. Overweight people tend to gain more. It does not need to be “all-or-nothing.” When you make “better” choices “most” of the time, you will weigh less on January 1 than if you give up on your health starting on Thanksgiving weekend.  Healthy changes can be…

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Ways to Keep Eating Healthy During the Holidays

In this article: Holiday fare can be high in calories, fat, and sugar. It is easy to let these foods replace more nutritious ones. Lower-calorie, higher-nutrient choices can help prevent weight gain. They can be regular parts of your meals during the holidays. Tips include planning ahead, having healthy foods on hand, and being aware of what is on your…

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