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Stress and the impact on your health

Stress and the impact on your health

Stress can impact your health! Tell me if you’ve heard this before: “stopping stressing so much, it’s bad for your health!” If you’re like me, hearing that only stresses you further. Then I stress about being stressed. I begin to wonder if I’ve already stressed myself...

The Skinny on Dietary Fat

The Skinny on Dietary Fat

Ok here is the skinny on dietary fat it had one of the greatest comebacks of all time in diet culture. If you were around in the 1990s and early 2000s, you likely remember the onslaught of fat-free and low-fat diet products. From frozen meals to snack bars to ice...

Macronutrients

Macronutrients

Let’s get back to the basics of nutrition: macronutrients. Macronutrients, aka “macros,” are a fundamental part of how we understand what we eat. Unfortunately, the dieting and fitness community often misunderstands them. People love to talk about counting macros or...

Why Diets Don’t Work!

Why Diets Don’t Work!

Tell me if you’ve been here before: You go on a calorie-cutting, super strict diet and finally lose those stubborn pounds. However, a few months later you step on the scale only to find you’ve gained all the weight and more back. You knew a few more sweet treats and...

Eat Your (Fiber) Wheaties

Eat Your (Fiber) Wheaties

While gearing up for big soccer games as a kid, my parents always made sure I had a great breakfast (thanks, mom and dad). Little did they know that their advice to “eat my Wheaties” was actually good nutrition advice as well. The “Wheaties” I’m referring to in this...

A Dietitian’s Guide to Fad Diets

A Dietitian’s Guide to Fad Diets

Perhaps the question that dietitians get asked the most frequently is: "What do you think about the *insert fad diet here* diet?" As an RD, I typically do my best to change the subject because I’ve learned my lesson. (Like the time I gave my hairstylist my very...

Sugar in Sauces

Sugar in Sauces

It seems that each decade brings with it a new idea about what’s behind the obesity epidemic, chronic disease, and overall suboptimal health. As we’ve migrated from the low-fat craze of the 90s and early 2000s, sugar has become public enemy number one in recent years....

What is metabolism? Breaking down “the burn”:

What is metabolism? Breaking down “the burn”:

What is metabolism? “Calorie burn” is a phrase that often gets overused. What is metabolism anyway? Metabolism is the total of all necessary processes to keep humans alive. It includes two processes: anabolism and catabolism. Without taking you entirely back to...

The Cost of Eating Healthy

The Cost of Eating Healthy

Through talking to clients and friends, I realize that one of the biggest barriers to eating healthy is the cost. In fact, the other day a friend lamented to me that his grocery bill tripled when he chose healthier options. And while some of the cost feels inevitable...

Summer is here. Is Quick Weight Loss Healthy?

Summer is here. Is Quick Weight Loss Healthy?

Summer is here. Is Quick Weight Loss Healthy? With summer rolling around and the hopeful signs of our communities reopening, many of us are scrambling to get tank-top or bathing suit ready, with the looming question in our mind: “is quick weight loss healthy?” While a...

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