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August 31, 2011

Food and Stress

Studies have shown that food and stress are linked together. Certain foods can trigger stress and there are also certain foods one can eat to help reduce stress. This tends to be the hectic time of year for most of us with school starting back up and having to adjust schedules based around work and school obligations. Below […]

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July 26, 2011

Eating Strategies That Help Conquer the Fat Battle

I am often asked what the secret to weight loss is. First of all, there is no secret or magic solution to weight loss. It is all about healthy eating and exercise, period. Everyone is individual, and what specifically works for one person, might not necessarily work for another. Therefore, I recommend working with a Registered Dietitian to […]

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May 13, 2011

Best Milk and Milk Alternatives

These days many people are lactose intolerant, have a dairy allergy, or have ethical concerns about drinking milk. There is not a shortage of milk alternatives available to those who have these issues. Milk can now be derived from rice, soy, and almonds. A common response I get when collecting diet histories and asking about milk consumption is […]

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February 2, 2011

Agave Nectar

Concerns about sugar consumption are really high currently due to the high diabetic population and our more health conscious society. This is why the sugar alternatives are everywhere, the oldies like Sweet n’ low and equal along with the newer versions like Splenda and Truvia. The most recent to the scene and one patients are often asking […]

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November 23, 2010

Holiday Tips and Tricks

The Holidays are here, and we all know what that can mean: lots of great food. However, you can keep your weight loss efforts on track and enjoy yourself. Take some time before Thanksgiving and Christmas dinner to decide which foods you want to enjoy at your meal. It is important to do this before you sit down to eat. I […]

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October 12, 2010

Kick These Food Habits

Want to know the best way to lose weight? Try a few of these tricks to revamp your eating habits. Rushing Through Your Meal In a Recent Study reported in Women’s Health, Women who were asked to eat quickly consumed more food (and in less time) than those who were told to eat slowly. When you pace […]

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August 3, 2010

Try These Healthy Eating Tips When Flying the Friendly Skies

It is difficult to remain healthy while traveling when you factor in all the security, flight changes, and layovers one encounters at the airport. It often results in most of your day spent at the airport and in one or more meals having to be consumed at the airport or while on the plane. For many travelers, […]

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July 9, 2010

Fix a Weight Loss Plateau

Fix a Weight loss Plateau Just make a few of these changes today and prepare to watch to pounds start disappearing from the bathroom scale. Call in a Support Crew Obesity seems to love company; your odds of packing on pounds rise when your friends, family, and neighbors start gaining. The good news is the reverse […]

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June 9, 2010

Restaurant Survival Tips

There are quite a few strategies to help you navigate through the many nutritional land mines waiting for you in the restaurant world. These can be applied at the fast food joint or your favorite sit down restaurant.  1.      Load up on Protein First Having something with lean protein is the best way to start a […]

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May 14, 2010

Boost Your Metabolism

Your metabolism is the sum of everything your body does. Each time you eat, enzymes in your body’s cells break down the food and turn it into energy that keeps your heart beating, your mind working, and your body going through a workout. It is pretty much your own personal trainer always working to help you shed […]

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