Category Archives: Eating for the Health of it

Vegetarian Quesadillas: delicious + easy + loaded with fiber

Dietary fiber — found mainly in fruits, vegetables, whole grains, and legumes — is probably best known for its ability to prevent or relieve constipation. However, foods containing fiber can provide other health benefits such as lowering your risk of … Continue reading

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Enjoy tasty food without too much fat, sugar, and salt

If this were 1990, people would laugh if you suggested adding avocado to toast.  Fat was the enemy and low-fat and fat-free products including cookies, crackers, cheese, salad dressings took over the grocery stores. Thankfully science has progressed, and we … Continue reading

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Creamy Avocado Egg Salad

For many people, the Easter season brings with it the tradition of coloring and decorating eggs.   But what do you do with the eggs afterwards – eat them or throw them away?  Aren’t eggs too high in cholesterol?  Questions about … Continue reading

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Tex-Mex Bean and Chicken Burrito

February is for love and heart health!  It’s American Heart Month. Did you know that heart disease is the number one killer of Americans?  Each year, more than two million heart attacks and strokes take place resulting in 800,000 deaths. … Continue reading

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A Healthy Gut is Essential to a Healthy Weight

Okay, I’m about to throw you a curve ball.  Ready?  It’s possible that the reason you are having such a hard time losing weight is because the bacteria living inside your gut are out of balance. Until recently, it was … Continue reading

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How to make your resolution stick this year

There’s something about the New Year that evokes a renewed optimism when it comes to improved health and weight loss.  It doesn’t seem to matter that we abandoned last year’s resolution a few weeks in; we feel that it’s worth … Continue reading

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Could lack of sleep be the reason you’re gaining?

Sleep is important for many aspects of health, including your weight.  Studies show that people who don’t get enough sleep tend to gain more weight including unhealthy belly fat. Sleep deprivation causes changes to hormones that regulate hunger and appetite.  … Continue reading

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10 Holiday Eating Tips (+ simple recipe tweaks)

‘Tis the season for parties and celebrations with family and friends. Unfortunately, for many it also becomes a time for overeating and weight gain. According to the National Institutes of Health, holiday eating can result in an extra pound or … Continue reading

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Savory Spaghetti Squash Recipe

With Halloween coming up and Thanksgiving right around the corner, pumpkins are everywhere.  Jack-o-Lanterns and pumpkin pie are a big part of the traditions during this time of year. But did you know that pumpkins are actually a type of … Continue reading

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Is permanent weight loss possible?

As a nutritionist who has worked with hundreds of clients over the years, I have examined the weight issue from every angle.  One thing I know for sure is that there is no quick solution to weight loss. My clients … Continue reading

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