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 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 »

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4 Ways to Fight Winter Skin With Food

  Winter skin is upon us, and I just heard a collective sigh. Cozy sweaters, colorful scarves, fuzzy earmuffs—all things we love when the temperature drops outside. But flaky skin, scaly patches, and itchy itches are the things nobody loves that come with the territory. Rather than succumbing to winter’s wrath, I want you to combat… Read This Entry »

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3 of the Worst Traditional Holiday Dishes

  If the holidays were meant to be healthy, you’d eat the gravy every day of the year. Thank the heavens above that holiday dishes are not in your daily rotation, or you’d wind up with mashed potatoes in your veins and stuffing under your skin. Today we’re focusing on three of the worst of the worst… Read This Entry »

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Will Hanukkah Ruin My Diet?

Q: Will indulging during Hanukkah completely ruin my diet? A: People always ask me “how bad is it to eat chocolate every day?” I also hear things like, “I know it’s bad, but I have to have a cookie with my tea in the afternoon.” First, let me just say that it’s actually kind of… Read This Entry »

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3 Ways to Stop Emotional Eating This Holiday Season

Emotional eating is totally a “thing.” Good, bad and otherwise, we’ve all experienced eating to fuel our feelings. Some of us are self-proclaimed stress eaters. I’m thinking about the college students cramming their mouths with chips and M&Ms while they’re cramming for exams. Power eating popcorn during a suspenseful movie also comes to mind. Many of… Read This Entry »

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9 Weight Loss Tips During Thanksgiving

You’re looking for weight loss tips because you want to do Thanksgiving differently this year, right? Usually, you eat until you’re stuffed then fall asleep on the couch and wake up in the 4th quarter of some football game. Oh wait, that’s every man in your family. No, you retreat to a bedroom and pass out in a… Read This Entry »

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3 Nutritionist Approved Halloween Treats

So many of us who are trying to eat well find Halloween to be as haunted as that house on the hill. Everyone uses different techniques to avoid downing an entire bag of miniature Halloween treats in one sitting or stealing – or, perhaps, permanently borrowing – their kids’ bounty of sugary deliciousness.   But, as admirable as it may seem… Read This Entry »

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Is Having Willpower Actually a Bad Thing?

You wouldn’t have polished off that pint of Ben & Jerry’s had you had more willpower, right? Weakling. But, then again, you tried to eat in moderation. And anything is fine in moderation, right? Besides, you had a guilt free dinner first, so you have no reason to feel guilty… If all those instagrams, pins,… Read This Entry »

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How to Eat Healthy 5 Times a Day

How to eat healthy once a day is a no brainer. Find something green in a 24 hour period, and eat it. That’s it. Surely, you can do that, right? Well, not so fast. I’ve seen lots of clients that live on an un-healthy diet of carbs and white-ish things, with a side of burger…. Read This Entry »

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10 Foods That Help You Sleep

If only there were foods that help you sleep, you could do more of two of your favorite things (sleep and eat!), right? I mean, you banished your iPhone from your bedroom. You swore off sugary treats post dinner.  You added lavender candles to your bedroom scent.  You even have the most comfy Essentia bed… Read This Entry »

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3 Quick and Easy Dinner Ideas for Kids

Quick and easy dinner ideas exist. Seriously. Pre-kids dinner ideas involved a glass of red, a nice steak on the grill, and perhaps the leftover fried rice from take out Chinese.  Whatever it was (hopefully it was healthy foods, of course!), it wasn’t stressful. Fast forward to the present and dinner time is just not… Read This Entry »

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Five Common Foods to Lose Weight

Eat foods to lose weight? Yep. Aren’t you tired of NOT eating things you love so you can reach your weight loss goals? I am. The more I think about not eating my favorite chocolate chip cookies, the warm baguette, the salted caramel ice cream or the cheesy lasagna — oh, I could go on… Read This Entry »

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3 Quick and Healthy Lunch Box Ideas

It’s hard enough to figure out what you want for lunch and how to eat healthy, never mind your kids.   The sight of their lunch boxes makes you cringe. The thought of their pickiness, complaints and untouched plates makes your blood boil.   You don’t judge the fast food family (and sometimes secretly wish… Read This Entry »

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Easy Breakfast Ideas for Breakfast Haters

Alright breakfast haters, this one’s for you. I’m determined to make you a breakfast can’t-live-without-er. You don’t need me to tell you to eat a healthy breakfast. You’ve heard it a million times. I’ve told you before that eating a snack or breakfast within an hour of waking up is important to kick start your… Read This Entry »