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The Best Foods to Eat for Energy

When it comes to feeling your best one of the requests I hear from people the most is “I would love to have more energy!” Wouldn’t we all?! As a working parent I’m constantly striving to find the right balance of work and daily activity vs. rest and recovery. Let’s just say there aren’t enough hours in the day to get everything on my to-do list done, but I do have some strategic food tactics to help me increase my energy levels throughout the day.

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Time-Saving (& Tasty) Pack-Ahead Lunches

With fall just around the corner, my social media feed is filled with seasonal posts: fall décor, friends grabbing their first pumpkin spice lattes of the season (let’s not talk about the sugar count), and the obligatory first-day-of-school photos.

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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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Perfection & Healthy Eating: Why the Two Don’t Mix Well

Do you find yourself agonizing over every food-related decision, wondering things like, “Is this a good carb? Should I be eating this in the morning or at night? Did I overeat on my fats today? Is broccoli more nutritious cooked or raw?” Well you aren’t alone. We find ourselves bombarded by an overabundance of news, social media posts and helpful friends who try to tell us the “right” way to eat. And if you are someone who cares about healthy eating, you may find yourself both confused and conflicted.

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Farmers Market

What should you consider prior to shopping local?  Julie Brown weighs in on the considerations you should have (along with the questions to ask!) when shopping at the Farmers Market this summer.


How to Fuel Your Body

When was the last time that you stopped and savored the food on your plate? Join Julie as she highlights 3 tips on improving "how" you fuel your body at meal time.


Summer Grilling

Summer is here which means it’s time to fire up the grill!  Join Julie Brown, Life Time’s National Nutrition Program Manager, as she share her top tips for eating healthy while grilling.