As a child one of the most exciting parts of your day was the moment you got to enjoy your efficiently packed lunchable. So, what exactly makes lunchables so exciting? They are convenient, they can be individualized based on your taste and nutritional preferences, they are balanced and frankly they are just plain fun, especially [...]
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Eat! This one sounds simple, but the most important thing you can do to make sure you have a natural relationship with food is eat, and eat often. Diets that call for the restriction of entire meals or entire food groups set us up for failure. They are usually unsustainable, and huge calorie deficits slow [...]
Spring is finally here! And if you’re like me, you’re probably emerging from a winter’s hibernation spent cuddled up early on the couch every night. But as the days get longer, and you find yourself staying active later and later every evening, you might also find you need a little more umph to get you [...]
Have you ever stood in the supermarket staring at two packages of what seem to be the exact same food? Let’s take loaves of bread, for instance. They’re both brown and covered with seeds. One might say “great source of whole-grain” while the other says “multi-grain” or “made with ancient grains.” Just how are you [...]
You can’t eat eggs, you can eat eggs. You can’t eat meat, you can eat meat. If the nutrition recommendations for cholesterol confuse you, don’t worry, you’re not alone! As a nutrition professional, one thing that comes up with clients again and again is the idea that nutrition recommendations are unreliable because they change so [...]
We live in a culture that constantly bombards us with propaganda telling us to fear food, fat, and physical inactivity. Our country has declared “war on obesity” as if there were a threat of enemy invasion on the horizon. While I see the intention of this “war” at the population level, I can’t help but [...]
Pre-, pro-, anti-, there are a lot of biotics to keep up with these days, and it can get mind boggling, to say the least. So, let’s break it down. “Biotic” literally means life, and in terms of science usually refers to bacteria. We all know that antibiotics are drugs that kill bacteria, but what [...]
Tis’ the season of comfort food! Everyone has their own idea of what comfort food is; however there is one thing we can all agree on… There is always that one dish that pops into mind bringing back memories of past holidays. When we are finally surrounded by the ones we love and are able [...]
Thanksgiving is infamous for over-indulgence, but did you know that famous dinner is actually quite well-balanced? It has all the major food groups in ideal proportions. Plus, it features a real nutrient powerhouse like turkey, which is a great source of lean protein! It’s also high in B vitamins and minerals and can even help lower [...]
We all know we’re supposed to eat our vegetables. Right? We’ve been told since childhood that they help us grow up big and strong. We have been told that five to nine servings should be our goal. Did you know, though, that it’s not just about how many vegetables you eat, but also what [...]