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Put Your Best Fork Forward

In some parts of the country the trees and daffodils are blooming and some are still under a blanket of snow. No matter what, the calendar has turned a page and it is March. March is National Nutrition Month. The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics and the nutrition experts (it’s members) celebrate the whole month bringing…

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Win Over Cravings

We have all been there. You crave something and go in search for it. A lot of times it is the “sweet tooth” directing the cravings and the search. It could be after a meal or mid afternoon snack time or even late at night. Over the years of practice and experience from my clients…

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Matters of the Heart

Besides Valentine’s Day, February also remind of other matters of heart. February is also American Heart Month. It is a great time to remind us of the resolutions we may have set last month or commit to a heart healthy lifestyle beginning now. About 1 in every  4 deaths in the US is caused by…

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“Super”Bowl: You Can be the Winner

Can’t believe it is February already! And the Super Bowl is almost here. No matter which teams are playing the game; most folks have a SuperBowl event planned. You know the deal: pizza, beer, nachos, seven-layer dip, chips, loaded potato skins etc. etc. Well, my family is no different in that we always participate in…

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Snack Attack

Almost every day there are times when I am hungry but don’t really want a whole meal. This generally occurs mid-morning and especially mid-afternoon around 4 pm. Our bodies have a natural cycle and eating every 4 hours meets the needs. For those who are early risers and thus eat their breakfast early in the…

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We All Scream For…

Last weekend we were celebrating my husband’s birthday. His favorite Blueberry Pie was on the menu. Blueberry Pie is best when served warm with simple vanilla ice cream. I am not a person who will buy ice cream routinely but for special occasions I give in. Especially when I know that there will be enough…

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Mindfulness: Listen to Your Tastebuds

Being mindful includes listening to your body. When we are hungry (or sometimes just think we are) we need to ask ourselves “what am I hungry for?”. Answers can be hot, cold, sweet, spicy, salty, crunchy etc. These are all descriptions that speak to our senses. If we can satisfy this need we can gain…

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A Muffin, Many Ways

Our family has a breakfast rule; “You cannot leave home without eating breakfast.” When everyone is in a rush to leave home in the morning having quick breakfast available to all is critical. As the kids were growing up, taking into consideration their ability to feed themselves breakfast was also important. So I got into…

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Beyond the Number on the Scale

This last week of the year most are beginning to think about the New Year’s resolutions. It is common to hear about health related goals, such as lose weight, not eat sugar or carbs, exercise more etc. etc. Healthy goals are wonderful all year long and if the beginning of a new year is motivation…

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Rest and Relaxation

You have been working hard at your goals all year long. Especially in the last couple of months of the year there seem to be extra demands on us to please everyone. Host a meal or a party, attend several events, be nice, social, buy the right gifts, do good for the community and so…

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