How to Find the Healthiest Bread to Eat (Your Bread Buying Guide!)

August 28, 2016

One of the questions I get asked most often is: do you eat bread? And people are usually surprised when I say that bread is one of my favorite things to eat. Of course I eat bread! I love the smell of fresh bread in the morning, whole grains, and all of the ways you […]

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The Truth about Calories and Calorie Counting

October 21, 2015

We see the word “calorie” everywhere: from food labels to nutrition articles, calories are at the center of conversations about weight loss and health. But what is a calorie anyway? A calorie is just a measure of energy that is generated from food. It’s as simple as that. At a high level, if you eat […]

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The Milky Way Index: How Much Sugar Is In Your Food?

July 19, 2015

The husband was drinking a glass of orange juice a few days ago when he turned to me and asked “Is juice bad for you?” I said, “Yeah, it is – because it’s basically full of sugar.” And he said, “What do you mean ‘full of sugar?’” And the nutritionist in me started listing facts: […]

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The Difference Between Added Sugar and Natural Sugar

March 13, 2014

Sugar is an ingredient we all know that we should be eating sparingly — too much sugar is never good for you. But there are actually two very different types of “sugar”: naturally occurring sugars and added sugar. So what’s the difference between the two? And is one healthier for you than the other? Added sugar includes any sugars or sweeteners that are added to foods during […]

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Demystifying Health Food Labels: What do they all mean?

February 26, 2014

“Free-Range,” “Organic,” “All Natural,” “Whole Grain,” — words like these are all over grocery store items and restaurant menus these days! It can be super confusing to know whether these words actually mean anything: whether a product labeled “all natural” is better than a product without that label, and how to make sure you’re not […]

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10 Tips for a Healthy Pregnancy

November 2, 2013
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Hi Everyone! As most of you know, I shared some exciting news on my blog about 8 weeks ago, and since then time has just been flying by! Soon after I shared the news of our little girl’s arrival in January, I asked all of you for some feedback on whether you’d like to see […]

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