Category Archives: Healthy Body Weight

Slow Cooker Barley and Bean Soup

The most recent Dietary Guidelines for Americans recommend that all adults eat at least half their grains as whole grains – that’s at least 3 to 5 servings of whole grains every day. The average American eats less than one … Continue reading

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Light and Fluffy Sweet Potato Pancakes

A lot of people ask me if sweet potatoes are actually good for them, which isn’t surprising considering the name suggests they’re loaded with sugar and starch. But don’t let their sweet nature fool you.  Sweet potatoes are off the charts … Continue reading

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Your guide to making the best food choices

Energy density and nutrient density are two important terms to understand when making food choices. Energy (or calorie) dense foods contain a higher number of calories per serving. Nutrient dense foods contain a higher level of vitamins, minerals, and other important nutrients … Continue reading

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7 Benefits of Eating Less Meat + best ever veggie burger

Have you ever considered going meatless as a way to improve your health? I’m not suggesting a full-fledged vegan lifestyle. I’m talking about taking meat off the dinner table one night a week – Mondays for example. There are many … Continue reading

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Dining Out Strategies

Eating out in a restaurant can be challenging when you are trying to eat healthy and make weight-conscious choices. Things can get out of hand quickly when you are faced with too many options. It’s easy to consume more calories, … Continue reading

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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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Stop stress eating with these 3 tips (+ stress busting foods)

Stress is one of the most common causes of overeating and weight gain. Can you relate? Your day gets busy, life feels overwhelming, and you find yourself (without much thought) inhaling some junk food because you think it’s going to … 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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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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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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