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Nutrition know-how

Agriculture.com Staff 07/06/2010 @ 5:03pm

Many of us fight the battle of the bulge on a daily basis. A person is considered obese when his or her weight is 20% or more above normal weight. The most common measure of obesity is the body mass index (BMI). If your BMI is over 30, you're classified as obese.

Obesity increases the risk of many diseases and health conditions, including hypertension, cancer (endometrial, breast, and colon), coronary heart disease, type 2 diabetes, and stroke.

If you're one of many Americans struggling with weight, now's the time to take action on that promise made just a few short months ago.

When it comes to losing weight, Eat Well, Lose Weight is the dieter’s best friend. It’s filled with more than 500 deliciously nutritious recipes to put you on the road to a healthier lifestyle. The cookbook retails for $29.95 and is sold at major book retailers.

Following are a few nutritious recipes from this new book to help you get started.

Many of us fight the battle of the bulge on a daily basis. A person is considered obese when his or her weight is 20% or more above normal weight. The most common measure of obesity is the body mass index (BMI). If your BMI is over 30, you're classified as obese.

Start to Finish: 30 minutes

Prep: 20 minutes; Bake: 10 minutes; Oven: 400 degrees F.

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