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Friday
Jul072017

Healthy body DIY: Homemade bug spray (that works) 

Image credit: Becca Hurt

Warm weather and increased daylight hours means more outdoor activities with family and friends —and those pesky insects, too. While it may be tempting to reach for your most powerful insect repellent — to ward off mosquitos and other bothersome bugs — you may want to consider a healthy alternative.

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Friday
Jun092017

How Much Protein Does a Dietitian Eat?

I know you’ve been there. You’re at a restaurant or the airport. Maybe you’re sitting in the doctor’s waiting room. You meet someone new who inevitably asks, “What do you do?” I must be totally honest — because that’s just me — I dread these conversations. It’s inevitable that as soon as I say, “I’m a dietitian,” a rapid fire of nutrition questions start coming my way. Don’t get me wrong, I enjoy helping people — that’s why I do what I do. The problem is, I end up giving a standard answer and nutrition isn’t one-size-fits most.

Rather than providing my standard answer — I might give to a stranger at the airport — let’s get totally personal about a topic I get asked about most often: Protein. Interested? Let’s dive into the facts and I'll give you the scoop on how I apply them in my own life

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Thursday
Feb252016

How to Cut Your Carb Intake

Are too many carbs getting in the way of your fat loss?

Although most people know eating too many carbohydrates can negatively impact our health and waistlines, this simple recommendation is one of the hardest behaviors for many to implement on their weight loss journeys.

Perhaps you’re intimidated by this kind of fundamental dietary change. Maybe you’ve tried breaking up with carbs before with minimal to no success?

Whatever the current role of carbs in your diet or your past experience in trying to reduce them, the following tips can help you re-envision a lower carbohydrate lifestyle. Read on to learn simple and effective ways to reduce your carb intake for the long haul!

 

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Thursday
Feb182016

7 Laws of Fat Loss

What does it take to succeed at fat loss?

So often, people begin a weight loss journey on a whim, simply grativating to the activities and choices that worked for them years ago or that others seem to be using. 

In healthy transformation, however, our objective is to shift our body composition toward lean mass. This requires much more than trying the latest fad, taking a heavily marketed pill, or even eating less and exercising more. We do well in this case to actually understand the principles of fat loss physiology.

Read on to learn the essential laws that govern your body's ability to shed fat.

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Sunday
Feb142016

20 Days, 20 Ways to Remake Your Diet! 

There's no doubt—thinking about or attempting to change your diet can feel overwhelming. That said, my clients tell me later it wasn't as hard as they initially thought!

The key is to keep it simple. Small steps will get you where you need to go. Be consistent, and your new plan will fall into place.

It all comes down to easy tricks and swaps that can make your process feel doable and a little less painless.

Just make a commitment to try one of these simple strategies each day. By the end of 20 days, you’ll be amazed at how much you’ve been able to change! 

 

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Thursday
Feb112016

Why Meal Plans Don’t Work

Sunday
Jan242016

5 Game-Changing Fitness Commitments

When we only think of exercise as health routine, we miss out on so much—like challenge, adventure and motivation.

Taking on fitness commitments can help us upgrade our program to whole new levels and keep us engaged in exercise for the long haul. 

Wondering how to expand your fitness horizons beyond the same old routine and equipment? Check out these 5 inspiring challenges that can move your fitness—and weight loss—into brand new territory.

 

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