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5 mystery chemicals hiding in your food

If you’re into eating healthy, chances are you read the ingredient labels on the food you buy. I certainly do. To be honest, it’s just about the only thing on a label that I spend much time looking at, especially since food companies can make all sorts of outrageous claims that don’t stand up to […] Continue Reading

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If you’re anything like me, you’ve gone through a lot of phases with your eating habits. There was the fruit phase, where for a whole summer, I loaded up on copious amounts of fresh fruit from the farmers’ market. (In hindsight, not the best idea.) There was the low-fat phase, where I had been convinced […] Continue Reading

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So you went on a health kick and started eating more nuts. You pack pecans as a mid-morning snack, you slather almond butter on apple slices, and you top your salads with chopped walnuts. You did all of this to be healthier, but instead of feeling better, you feel bloated, gassy, and uncomfortable after eating. […] Continue Reading

6 Reasons To Stop Counting Calories + 11 Things To Do Instead thumbnail

I used to count calories. It was part of my training as a dietitian - one of our homework assignments. It seemed everyone in my class was really good at it, like they had memorized the calorie content of a bunch of foods. I treated the project as more of an experiment. I mean, if […] Continue Reading

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It’s 10am and you’re S-T-A-R-V-I-N-G! You think to yourself “Oh, not again. Today is going to be a good day. I can make it until lunch if I just distract myself with work.” Fifteen minutes later, your mind goes back to food. You finally give in and hit the break room. That girl baked cookies […] Continue Reading

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You can’t stop. You say to yourself “Oh, just one more.” Maybe you put away the package and try to distract yourself, but something pulls you back. You wish you have never opened the package... or never even bought it. It's all your fault! Pretty soon the box is almost empty. You’re feeling guilty, depressed, […] Continue Reading

5 Reasons to Ditch Low-Fat Salad Dressing thumbnail

There are a lot of “rules” tossed around about healthy eating and I find myself disagreeing with most of them. Many of these “rules” are fabricated from half-truths or extrapolated from outdated nutrition dogma.  In my world, you’re often better off just listening to what your body wants to eat and how much at any […] Continue Reading

3 Tricks To Detox Without Depriving Yourself thumbnail

Are you lost in the aisles of Whole Foods looking at all the detox products on the market? Have you had a bad experience with a cleanse before? (Be honest here... you're not alone) Did you ever fast on green juice in an attempt to lose weight or clear your skin? There are a lot […] Continue Reading

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Short answer: Yes! Many pregnant women wonder: Is Pilates safe during pregnancy? This article will review why Pilates is great during pregnancy. Pilates focuses on posture, core strength, stability, balance, breath, and body awareness - all important parts of feeling comfortable and confident in your changing body. I have long been an advocate for exercise […] Continue Reading