Posts Tagged with "healthy eating"

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Are Fortified Foods Actually Healthy?

By Jeanette Kimszal, RD, NLC Have you picked up salt high in iodine or vitamin D-rich milk recently? These are both examples of fortified foods, AKA foods to which extra nutrients have been added. And these pumped-up products are crazy common: think cereals and breakfast bars, milk and milk products, orange juice, tea, and infant… Read This Entry »

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How to Handle Fussy Eaters

Fussy eaters tend to sound something like, “I’m not eating that!!” “Y-U-C-K!” Or, “I only want butter and pasta mom!” Kids and their food can be tricky to navigate. What to eat, when to eat, how much to eat, what’s acceptable junk, how much junk is too much, how few veggies are not life threatening…… Read This Entry »

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Should You Exercise With a Cold?

By Cassie Piasecki, NLC You’ve been kicking booty at the gym and are finally in the habit of daily exercise when ka-BOOM, you wake up with a sore throat and a stuffy nose.   You feel deflated because you were finally starting to see the results of your hard work. You sit on the edge… Read This Entry »

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Why Sourdough Bread is Secretly Healthy

Q: Is sourdough bread good for you? A: Though it’s comparable to a regular slice of white in the amount of calories, carbs, and fiber,  sourdough is lower in sugar and higher in protein, which gives it a leg up. Traditional white bread is usually made with sugar, canola oil, and dried, preserved yeast to… Read This Entry »

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2 Farro Salad Recipes You NEED in Your Life

Kale salad, check. Three berry fruit salad, check. Cucumber salad, check. Farro salad? Hmmmm. You’re eating clean. Getting in those greens. Drinking your tea. And, chowing down on nuts and avocado. But, you still need a little substance. Something solid as a side dish (or even a main meal) when salmon and spinach alone don’t… Read This Entry »

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2 Reasons to Have a Healthy Sex Life

Q: You’re a nutritionist. Why in the world do you talk about sex? A: Having a healthy sex life means different things to different people. So when I ask my clients about theirs, I’ve seen more than a few jaws drop in my days. Why am I digging into this topic? As part of a… Read This Entry »

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3 Ways to Stop Eating Late Night Snacks

Q: Late night snacks are my downfall. How can I beat the nighttime munchies?   A: Do you hear the ice cream calling you at 9 o’clock when the kids are in bed and you’re snuggled down for a Netflix binge? Is the kitchen clean and “closed” but you find yourself opening the refrigerator in your pjs — not hungry,… Read This Entry »

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How to Eat Healthy Without Getting Bored

So you either already learned how to eat healthy, or you’re now learning to eat healthy, but you can’t possibly eat another carrot stick or suck down another green juice and don’t even get you started on scrambled egg whites for breakfast every.single.day. Sound familiar? Ever wish you could just invent new foods? It’s something… Read This Entry »

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The Healthiest Bar Food Choices

Bar food and football are like peas and carrots, except not exactly as healthy. Well, not the bar food half anyway. You don‘t have to be a die-hard football fan to enjoy the experience of the sport or the eating that goes along with it. I couldn’t name the (entire) offensive line on the Patriots, but… Read This Entry »

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How to Eat Healthy in College

For those headed to – or back to – college, it can be a nerve wracking time of change. New housing, new friends, new classes . . . new start. Oh, and did I mention new struggles such as dealing with dining? I may not be able to help you decide which sorority to rush or… Read This Entry »

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3 Reasons Why I Love Fat

Fat doesn’t make you fat! I promise! Fat is your friend. Not your enemy. But I still get questions alllll the time about this. Is this too much avocado? Is it ok to eat peanut butter? Over consuming anything in general will make us fat. But when you control the amount of food you are… Read This Entry »

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Why New Year’s Resolutions Fail

  It’s new year’s resolutions time! Again. Sigh. Is your resolution this year the same one you had last year because you kinda fell off the wagon some time in, oh, February? Well, then, my advice to you is to scrap the whole resolutions thing altogether. You heard me right. Scrap ’em. I’m obviously not… Read This Entry »

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New Years Resolutions Start Today

I’ve never been a big fan of new years resolutions. Even though I love that google search histories are dominated by “healthy dinner ideas” and “healthy snacks” and “how to eat healthy” around the new year, by February the healthy eating novelty often wears off and January’s healthy searches are replaced with “weight loss supplements” and… Read This Entry »

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How to Lose Weight With One Simple Change

I’m going to tell you how to lose weight, but we aren’t gonna talk about what you eat. Well, not yet, anyway. We’re gonna talk about what you drink. Beverage sales are through the roof all over the country. You see a coffee drink in every hand on your commute daily, energy drinks fuel a decent portion of… Read This Entry »