3 Ways Calorie Counting Could Be Making You Unhealthy

We live in a world where “calories” and “dieting” are everyday words in the English language. While caloric information can sometimes be used as great information, much of the time those tiny little numbers are used as weapons in a battle against ourselves. It’s not uncommon to feel almost paralyzed at times when obsessing over…

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Snack Smart Strategies for Kids (& Adults)

Just imagine, the kids come home from school (or you from work), and raid the pantry. Before you know it, they’ve offed two bags of chips and a squeezy yogurt… What. Just. Happened? And then there’s the obligatory dinner after the afternoon snack buffet. Is anyone still even hungry? How do we get snack time…

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Meal Planning Method Your Guide to Dinner

For years, I’ve been helping people improve their nutritional intake. One of the things I spend the most time on with clients is recognizing the need for self-care. And, meal planning is an essential self-care strategy. I have found this to be the easiest way to plan and balance meals over and over again. The…

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Dietary Guidelines: What you CHEW is up to YOU!

As you might know, the 2010 Dietary Guidelines came out January 31th 2011.  These guidelines are meant to help America establish a nation full of healthy people.  But, as reminded by Leslie’s post, how well the guidelines work depends on each person individually, specifically YOU and ME.  So, let’s get started fleshing out the guidelines…

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You were born to eat!

Daily, I work with people who are being held hostage by their collective diets and food rules. Many of my clients don’t even realize they’ve been kidnapped by the diet mindset. I am a dietitian and I truly believe you can eat all foods AND be healthy and fit at the same time. It’s about…

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