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By-pass the junk food isle this summer & serve your family healthy snacks. Check out my top 10 favorite healthy snack recipes – perfect summertime & kid-friendly! Homemade fruit pops Buy a popsicle mold, sold at most stores. Chose any fresh or frozen fruit, single fruit or a combination. Blend the fruit in a blender, with…

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The consequences of excess sugar on your health Picture this. Your favorite TV show is on. You’ve got a sweet tooth. You reach into the cupboard, grab the bag of sugar and a teaspoon, venture back to the couch, and dig in. After 22 excessively sweet teaspoons, you stop. Sound yummy? Probably makes your stomach hurt…

Buyer Beware: What You Need to Know About Whole Grain You’re walking down the grocery aisle and you see a box with the words, “Contains Whole Grain!” on it. It must be good for you, right? Not necessarily because not all grains are created equal. What exactly is a whole grain? Short answer – whole…

11 Ways to Get Control of Cravings and Eliminate Food Addiction Do you find yourself craving sugary and starchy foods constantly? Most people believe this is normal and just something we have to live with day-to-day…but this is not normal! You don’t have to live with thoughts of food controlling you. The main goal is…

The Low-Fat Fiasco and Why It’s Bad for your Waistline When you hear “low-fat,” you often associate the phrase with being healthy. Well, that’s probably not the case. It is finally starting to hit mainstream knowledge that the low-fat lifestyle didn’t work. Call it an experiment with nutrition guidelines that failed miserably. The message was…

Twelve Healthy Protein Packed Snacks Protein is much more filling than carbohydrates and is a vital component of any healthy lifestyle.  Reach for a protein snack and you will ward off hunger for longer. Here are 12 protein packed snacks to always have on your grocery list: 1. Cheese Sticks  Most cheese sticks have low…

healthy grocery shopping challenge for weight loss

Week 4: The Grocery Store Challenge Going to the grocery store has become a mission involving a lot of time devoted to reading the nutrition labels. My husband has been gracious enough to go along for the ride with me. While he isn’t officially enrolled in the program, I admire his willingness to make changes to help…

weight-loss-smoothies

Clients and friends ask me all the time for recommendations on weight loss smoothies. Running from work to soccer practices to piano lessons –  you think I’ll just skip dinner and grab a smoothie. You’re busy, and you want something quick and healthy – I get it. Before you reach for a diet smoothie or juicing quick fix,…

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If you’re like me – when you were growing up you weren’t allowed to leave the dinner table until every last morsel was off your plate. My mom tried to lure me into that mythical, exclusive club known as ‘the clean plate club’. As an adult, I still feel guilty if I don’t finish my…

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A calorie is a unit of energy that is burned to raise the temperature of water by one degree Celsius. Or in words we actually understand: A calorie is a way to measure the amount of energy you’ll receive in the food and drinks you consume. Calories are good for you–well most of them. They…

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