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Seasonal Spring Fruits and Veggies

Posted May 14, 2012
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mixed baby greens

One of the many joys of Spring and Summer is the opportunity we have to indulge in delicious fresh produce. Spring fruits and vegetables signal a time of renewal and cleansing.  By focusing your diet around the choices below, bikini season may not be so painful after all.  Check out your local farmer’s market to [...]

These Foods Can Prevent Hunger Pangs and Binges

Posted February 27, 2012
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Most of us are looking for foods that are naturally delicious, low in calories, high in nutrition and filling. Certain foods can help us to feel more satiated and satisfied and as a result, they help to control our appetites. These foods are deemed as “high satisfaction foods.” These are the foods we want to feature as the mainstay for our diet.

The Real Happy Meal

Posted January 3, 2012
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Italian Banquet

We are blessed with bio-chemical individuality. To a certain extent you need to be somewhat of an adventurer and investigator to discover what feeds you best. Keeping a food journal along with how you feel physically and emotionally can certainly help you discover which foods really work for you and which ones make you a little crazy, cranky or just plain uncomfortable.

Thanksgiving Day and Day-After Meal Plan Ideas (with Recipes)

Posted November 8, 2010
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Our Thanksgiving Menu offering is meant to serve as a supportive guide.  Feel free to use it exactly as it is, or improvise with your traditional offerings, being extremely mindful of portion control, excess sodium, sugar, fat and all that “stuff” that typically goes along with the holiday. We would encourage you to skip the [...]

Your Metabolic Best For The New Year

Posted March 23, 2010
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Welcome to the New Year! It is an auspicious time to set goals and visualize a new you. I am going to encourage you to avoid the phrase “going on a diet.’ Dieting may help you lose a little weight but when you go back to your regular way of eating the pounds usually creep back on.

The Obesity Epidemic

Posted March 23, 2010
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According to the World Health Organization (WHO), over 1 billion adults are overweight (at least 300 million classified as obese). In children, the numbers are equally, if not more, disturbing.

Sugar Alternatives: Everything You Wanted to Know

Posted March 23, 2010
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The temptation of sweets and goodies, cakes and candies surround us all the time. It’s like a constant seduction. While most of us know that we need to limit our intake of sugar for obvious health reasons (to prevent diabetes and obesity for example), we may not always know the many different disguises of sugar and how sweeteners sneak into so many of our everyday foods.

Some Very Sweet Tips For Losing Weight

Posted March 23, 2010
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According to researchers from Cornell University, you can use your sweet cravings to your advantage. How? Add more fruit to your diet. Fruit is a natural source of vitamins, minerals and plant phytochemicals (antioxidants). Fruit is naturally low in sodium, high in fiber and higher in water content than most grains and starches.

Soft Drinks Not So Subtle

Posted March 23, 2010
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Have you ever wondered why sugary, carbonated beverages are called soft drinks? They really aren’t soft at all. In fact, recent research published in the Journal of Epidemiological and Community Health, showed that most cans

Opting Out Of The Clean Plate Club

Posted March 23, 2010
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As a parent, I’ve been guilty in the past of encouraging my kids to participate in the clean plate club. This is when we convince our children to eat everything we put on their plate. Now research is showing us that by doing this, we may be encouraging our kids to overeat.