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Chocolate Milk: The Perfect Post Workout Snack?

I've heard people say for years that chocolate milk is the perfect post workout recovery drink... it's the perfect combination of protein and carbohydrates they say... You guys... look at this marketing (I snapped this photo off the back of a Cheerios box that was on the conveyor belt at Superstore).   It's true that an excellent post workout snack is a combination of protein and carbohydrates. In my opinion,…
Kristin Brown
April 12, 2017
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Does Eating 6 Meals A Day Increase My Metabolism?

Aside from the question "will eating eggs increase my cholesterol", this has got to be the question that I get asked most frequently! I bet you're reading this and wondering the same thing. There are SO many different opinions out there and before I begin I want to remind you, finding the eating pattern that works best for YOU is the most important, regardless of what we discuss in this post!  When most…
Kristin Brown
April 6, 2017
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New Years Resolution – Week 3 Grocery Haul

I can't believe we are into week 3 already! This week I feel like I am really beginning to get the hang of this (it is definitely starting to become a habit)! Check out the video below for my haul from this week and I will be sure to post my super easy chicken and rice soup recipe before the week is out! I hope everyone had a wonderful weekend…
Kristin Brown
January 16, 2017
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New Years Resolution – Week 2 Grocery Haul

Okay you guys, here we go with week 2!  A recap of my goals for 2017:  Our grocery bill for the last 4 years has been approximately $250-$275 per week... for 2 people! My goal for 2017 is to shave $100 off of our weekly grocery bill (goal of $175 weekly) by being a more conscious consumer and really planning out our grocery purchases rather than making multiple trips to…
Kristin Brown
January 9, 2017
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Health Boosting Hot Chocolate

I got the base of this wonderful recipe from Rebecca at Be Naturally Fit (check out her AWESOME at home workouts here)! I tweaked the recipe a bit to my own taste to give it a little more sweetness and thickness!  This recipe is SO much better than our regular hot chocolate because the healthy fat, fibre and little bit of protein help keep our blood sugar levels stable MUCH…
Kristin Brown
January 6, 2017
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New Years Resolution – Week 1 Grocery Haul

Happy New Years Everyone! I hope you all had a fantastic holiday season and you're READY to take on 2017! What I really want to work on this year is being more of a conscious consumer when it comes to buying groceries. We have been fortunate enough to not have to worry a whole lot about the cost of groceries (we hardly ever eat out, so we justify it that…
Kristin Brown
January 2, 2017
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FREE Holiday Appetizer Recipe Book

Looking for some healthier options for your next holiday party? Click HERE to register to download my FREE holiday appetizer guide! These recipes were not created by me but they are tried and true recipes that your guests are sure to love! 
Kristin Brown
December 8, 2016
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Grounded Health Holiday Gift Guide 2016

It’s that time of the year again – the Grounded Health Holiday Gift Guide is now available! If you missed last year’s gift guide, click here for some more awesome ideas for the health nut in your life! If you have someone on your list who is passionate about health and wellness, one of the gifts below are sure to be a hit! One of the best parts? I have…
Kristin Brown
November 24, 2016
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Ask The RD: Is Mayo Healthy?

This is a question that I get a lot and my response is often surprising to many of my clients. Is mayo healthy? It absolutely can be! I have to admit, one of my FAVOURITE things about my job is teaching people how to make SIMPLE swaps in their food choices that will have a big impact on their overall health (ex. changing sweeteners, swapping cooking oils, condiments, etc.). Today I'm going…
Kristin Brown
November 15, 2016
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Should You Follow A Meal Plan?

For someone who has been going on and on about the benefits of quitting a diet and quitting calorie counting, how can I say that I like meal plans and that I use them with a lot of my clients? Click here and here to read these posts. Hypocrite much? Meal plans have been getting a lot of bad press lately (Precision Nutrition wrote a great post earlier in the…
Kristin Brown
October 27, 2016
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Got Stress? Try this!

Publishing this post on a Monday could not be any more appropriate (and don't worry, I'll keep it short)! Today we are going to chat about stress and how it plays a role in our overall ability to lose weight. I have this conversation with my clients at least once each week and I have SO many examples of how reducing stress will actually assist with weight loss. The big…
Kristin Brown
October 17, 2016
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Should You Be Drinking Apple Cider Vinegar?

Grounded Health Nutrition turns 1 this week and I am SO incredibly excited and proud of how far we've come in the past 12 months. 76 blog posts (now 77), a move to a new city (where we purchased our first home) and a brand new business (steep learning curve, but the support you guys have given me is amazing). Before I get too sappy, let’s get to the real reason…
Kristin Brown
October 4, 2016
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Why You Should Quit Your Diet

Let’s start off with some interesting research findings shared by fellow dietitians Evelyn Tribole and Elyse Resch: “Dieting twins, who embarked on just one intentional weight loss episode, were nearly 2-3 times more likely to become overweight, compared to their non-dieting twin counterpart. Furthermore, the risk of becoming overweight increased in a dose-dependent manner, with each dieting episode.” “A team of UCLA researchers reviewed 31 long-term studies on dieting and…
Kristin Brown
September 13, 2016
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Conflicting Nutrition Research?

Should I be vegan? Should I be paleo? Should I follow low fat? Should I follow low carb? Does this cause cancer? Does that protect against heart disease? Should I worry about my cholesterol? ... What does the research say? I've been wanting to write this post for a while, mostly because someone asks me at least once a week - "doesn't research show that (insert food here) causes (insert chronic…
Kristin Brown
August 25, 2016
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Why I No Longer Have A Scale In My Office

To Scale Or Not To Scale When I first opened my private practice I knew one thing had to change – there would no longer be a scale in my office. There are two schools of thought on this issue and for a long time I thought that weighing yourself on a regular basis was a good way to keep you "honest" and "on track" because, let's be real, sometimes…
Kristin Brown
August 11, 2016