Category Archives: Weight Management

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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Juicing – pros and cons + recipe

I get asked this question all the time.  What do you think of juicing? The short answer – it can play a beneficial role in any healthy eating plan if used properly.  Drinking a nutritious juice every once in a … 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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