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What’s the real deal with carbohydrates?

Bread, pasta and rice

Carbohydrates often have a bad reputation when it comes to weight loss and healthy eating, and it’s no wonder many people are confused about where to start.  The popularity of programs such as the Atkin’s Diet has led many to shun carbohydrates. The reason being continue

Serving size vs portion size

Paper pie chart on a plate

Healthy eating includes making healthful food choices, which means knowing what and how much you eat. Do you know the difference between serving and portion sizes? While the terms serving and portion often are used interchangeably, they actually mean different things. A “serving” is the continue

4 steps to a better self-image

Body image

What does it mean to be “fat”?  Yes, I used the “f” word (there are two “f” words I don’t like in my office – fat and fail, but that’s a whole other blog).  I don’t think “fat” has much to do with what you continue

5 most important nutrients and where to find them

Food pyramid

The following are five nutrients that we can’t live without. Combined with water intake, these nutrients can provide your body the perfect recipe for a healthy life. Eating a variety of healthy foods, as well as balancing out your meals by providing protein, carbohydrates, and healthy continue

What is Medical Weight Management?

Medical Weight Management

Medical weight management can mean many different things.  For some, it’s a last effort to lose weight without surgery.  For some, it’s a little extra support on their journey.  For others, it means managing other health conditions that are causing or worsened by increased weight.  continue

10 foods you should always have in your kitchen

kitchen

While meal planning and a good shopping list are important parts of a healthy eating plan, the foods you keep stocked in your pantry to make impromptu meals and snacks can make or break your plan as well. Here are 10 items that I keep continue

10 tips to savor the flavor of eating right

Fish for Flavor Blog

“Savor the Flavor of Eating Right” is this year’s theme for National Nutrition Month in March, this is a campaign created by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. “Savor the Flavor” encourages us to take time to enjoy food traditions and appreciate the flavors and continue

Eat healthier with these 4 makeovers

Family in healthy kitchen

Did you know that we have a food radius?  According to the book Slim by Design, we purchase and consume 80% of our calories within 5 miles of our home. The primary environments are home, office, dine-in, fast food, and the grocery store. If we continue