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The Charms of Chocolate

Chef Christina Pirello shares some of the benefits of chocolate.


5 Reasons to Respect the Rosé

Consider the blush-colored libation the next time you want a glass of wine.


4 Surprising Benefits of Ice Cream

We’ve got the scoop on four reasons this frozen concoction may be the perfect splurge.


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Healthy Swaps for Summer Treats

Follow these tips for swapping the season’s worst high-calorie offenders with healthier choices.

Splurge

The Charms of Chocolate

Chef and nutrition expert Christina Pirello is a regular contributor to Wellwellwell, where she shares her expertise on how readers can look and feel their best with natural, organic foods. Most of us may never know what nirvana is—maybe the Dalai Lama (I hear he loves chocolate, too)—but chocolate is about as close to... Read more

5 Reasons to Respect the Rosé

Whether at home in our own kitchens or perusing the wine list at the hotel bar, the question we tend to ask ourselves when it comes to wine is: Red or white? Why not split the difference with rosé? Typically a blend of many grapes, the rose color arises from the... Read more

4 Surprising Benefits of Ice Cream

Whether you’re taking a break from a long road trip or ordering up a room service treat, a refreshing scoop of ice cream hits the spot. And here’s the good news: Eaten in moderation, ice cream has some surprising health benefits. We’ve got the scoop on four reasons this frozen... Read more

Healthy Swaps for Summer Treats

Smart Swaps Keep Summer Treats on the Menu Summer can still stir up a “school’s out!” holiday mood, even for grown-ups. It can also be a time of bathing suit-busting overeating. Here’s some sunny news: You don’t have to munch on carrots at every barbeque, picnic or state fair to stay... Read more

Slim Down for Summer: Eat Chocolate!

The start of summer may cause some angst when you think about the sleeveless tops, shorts and bathing suits you’ll soon be wearing. But if you’d like to shed a few pounds before you “reach the beach” – there’s still time! How can you lose a few pounds, especially when it’s... Read more

Avoid the Fruit Illusion

Participants in a study were asked to estimate the calories in a dish of ice cream. Topping the sample scoop with fresh strawberries reduced participants’ estimates from 481 calories to 405. Don’t fall into this trap. To help counteract the false impression caused by fruit, decide ahead of time that... Read more

The Magic of Dark Chocolate

Confectioners all over the world take pleasure in concocting delicious treats for cocoa-craving travelers. Good thing too: Studies have found that cocoa offers important health benefits. To keep calories in check, limit yourself to 1 ounce of dark chocolate a day. Here’s good reason to indulge healthfully. It can boost your... Read more

Clean Hands Now

Everyone likes clean hands. We’re out there touching, feeling, playing and working with them all day, every day. Washing your hands can keep you and the people around you clean, happy and healthy. Clean hands while travelling are especially important - having hand soap and sanitizers readily available is a... Read more

MAINTAINING YOUR IDEAL WEIGHT, EVEN WHEN TRAVELING

IDEAL WEIGHT FOR LIFE Learn the 90/10 rule. This is a favorite Hollywood strategy of mine. Following this rule can help you maintain your ideal weight for life while allowing you to still enjoy some of your favorite foods and beverages. It is simple to understand. 90% of the time, consume... Read more

Best Bets for Fast-Food Breakfasts

You know those time-crunched mornings when you're starving, and an Egg McMuffin seems like the only fast-enough solution? But you also know it's a 300-calorie, 12-grams-of-fat diet detour? Well, turns out there actually are fast-food ways to start the day that won't wreck your waistline. Check out these choices that'll tame... Read more