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But what does the research say?

Conflicting Nutrition Research?

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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…

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Teflon

What Are You Cooking With?

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For the longest time I had been using non-stick pans for cooking, especially during my low fat eating days when it allowed me to put no oil in the pan and still cook a perfect egg white omelette (insert eye roll here). These pans were covered with the famous Teflon® coating. Teflon is the brand name for the man-made chemical polytetrafluoroethylene, which has been used commercially for over 50 years….

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Ask the RD

Ask the RD: Which Vegetables Should I Cook, Ferment or Consume Raw?

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Q: Which vegetables are best to eat raw and which are best to eat cooked? What is a good balance between raw vegetables, cooked vegetables and fermented vegetables?   A: Before I dive into answering this question, I want to start by saying that eating ANY vegetables is AWESOME and if thinking about which vegetables to eat cooked and which ones to eat raw overwhelms you, do NOT worry! Let’s…

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Artificial Sweeteners

Artificial Sweeteners For Weight Loss?

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We all know that person, the person who can eat anything and their weight does not budge. Alternatively, we also hear people say, “if I just smell a donut I gain weight”. For many years we’ve suspected that this was due to differences in metabolism or physical activity but new research suggests that this could be related to our population of gut bacteria. There are many contributing factors that impact…

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nighttime snacking

Conquering Nighttime Snacking

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So last week we talked about reorganizing your kitchen to help support your weight loss goals. This week let’s chat about the one thing that holds SO many of us back when we are trying to reach a particular health goal…. Nighttime snacking. If it weren’t for nighttime snacking, I think many of us could say that we would not struggle with our nutrition choices at all, am I right?…

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eatingtoolittle

Ask the RD: Is Eating Too Little Hindering My Weight Loss?

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Q: Is eating too little hindering my weight-loss. Is eating right and moderately healthy but in too little quantity not helpful for weight loss? I feel like I eat moderately healthy – all whole foods/homemade meals/limited added sugars (I do get sugar from fruits), hardly eat out (maybe once a month for a family outing) but it seems like I can’t lose weight. Ever since I have had my kids…

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supplements

Ask The RD: What And Why Do You Supplement?

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I received a great question to my Facebook page last week asking the reason behind my vitamin selection. This is a great question because so many of us (my past-self included) would take supplements and not really understand why. I would take a supplement because I heard it was healthy and that’s all I really needed to know (so I thought). There is SO much nutrition and health misinformation out…

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bloated

I’m so BLOATED – What You Need To Know To Banish The Bulge Of The Bloat

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Contrary to popular belief, bloating throughout the day is not normal and we have the power to engage in activities and restructure our eating schedule to help banish the bloat! First, it is important to understand that our digestive process is not triggered only when we begin eating. Our digestive systems start firing before the point when we put food into our mouths. Can you remember a time when you…

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cauliflower

Quick and Easy Cauliflower Rice

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So often we prepare particular foods simply because it’s a habit or we feel as though we would be missing something if they weren’t on our plate (think starchy carbohydrates: pasta, rice, bread, potatoes, etc.) They can be filler foods that aren’t overly nutrient dense but we eat them regularly anyway because they are easy to prepare and require minimal thought. What if I told you that you could swap out rice occasionally…

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curcumin

The Powerful Anti-Inflammatory Food You May Be Missing Out On

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Today we are going to cover some useful information on a spice and supplement that has been getting quite a bit of media attention over the past year. As we’ve discussed in previous posts, chronic inflammation is the building block of many chronic diseases, including cancer, heart disease and Alzheimer’s disease. There are many things we can do in terms of diet to help decrease the inflammation in our body,…

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weekends

Does Weekend Eating Keep You From Reaching Your Goals? I’ve Got A Solution

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Ready to have a weekend filled with delicious food that does not leave you feeling (insert how you feel after a few days of indulging here)? I often hear from my clients, “I do so well during the week but on the weekend I feel too tired to prepare meals”. Big meal prep usually happens on Sundays for my clients, which is great – they have prepared meals ready to…

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Leaky Gut

Digestive Issues? Migraines? Depression? Is Your Gut Leaking?

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The father of modern medicine, Hippocrates said, “All disease begins in the gut” and is it ever true. 4 out of 5 of my clients come to me with digestive issues, from bloating and gas to constipation or diarrhea. Their main goal is weight loss but first we must address their gut issues. What is Leaky Gut? Leaky gut is a slang term for something called intestinal permeability, which basically…

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breakfast cookie

On-The-Go Gluten Free Breakfast Cookie

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This breakfast “cookie” is not a typical sweet cookie (although it does contain a touch of dark chocolate because it’s cool to have chocolate at breakfast 😉 ). I recommend making these cookies ahead of time for quick grab-and-go breakfast for yourself and your children. I recommend adding a protein source to this breakfast (hardboiled egg, plain Greek yogurt, etc.) to complete the meal and to help keep you fuller,…

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Sugar cravings

8 Tips For Decreasing Sugar Cravings

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This post comes at a good time – right after our homes have been plagued with glorious Easter chocolate… if only we didn’t consume SO much of it and if only it didn’t CALL to us as it sits leftover and forgotten in our children’s baskets. This is probably one of the top questions I hear from my clients – they want to know WHY their sugar cravings are so…

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brownies

Best EVER Brownies

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I hate to toot my own horn… but I must say, these are very likely the BEST whole food treat I’ve ever made! It took 3 batches to get it perfect (and the taste testing process was tough) but I think it is finally ready to be shared (oh the things I do for you guys)! These brownies have a peanut butter cup twist and will make your tastebuds dance…

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