Weight Loss

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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Is a Gluten-Free Diet Right for You?

March 4, 2013
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Should you “go gluten-free”? That’s a question I hear a lot, especially since gluten-free foods are everywhere. There is gluten-free bread, pasta, cookies, cakes, cupcakes — the list could go on and on! So is gluten-free the newest fad diet or is there really something to it? My answer is: it depends. Whether or not […]

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6 Steps to a Healthier You

August 13, 2012

Photo credit: Sierra Club and Hannah Mayo Photography  . I recently received a comment from a reader who had just started thinking about making some healthy lifestyle changes, and wanted some tips on how to get started. . She told me that she felt overworked, stressed, tired, and was eating fast food or junk food just to […]

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What’s Your Diet Type?

June 18, 2012

There are so many dieting books out there, and it can be kind of confusing to figure out which diet book is the best one for you. I’m not a fan of the “fad” diet books out there, the ones that restrict you from various food groups (like carbs, for example), because I don’t think […]

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10 Tips for Healthy Snacking

June 17, 2012

  We’ve all been there. It’s 4pm, or late at night, and the munchies hits you out of nowhere. Suddenly, you can’t think about anything but your afternoon or late night craving. Those donuts in the break room become irresistible, or chocolate seems like the only food group in existence. Or maybe you’re a salty snacker, […]

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Healthy Tips and Recipes for Memorial Day Weekend

May 25, 2012

Memorial Day is almost here! For me, Memorial Day is like the unofficial beginning of summer. It means lots of socializing, get-togethers with friends, picnics, sunshine, barbecues, and outdoor activities. It also means lots of opportunities to indulge in those oh-so-yummy-but-not-so-healthy weekend barbecue treats! If you’re looking to enjoy Memorial Day guilt-free, but want to […]

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