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Is Your Diet Winterized?

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Is Your Diet Winterized? What does winter look and feel like where you live?  Whether you experience frigid weather and snow-blanketed landscapes, or simply a cooler time of the year, the colder, drier climate of winter requires foods that will keep us warm and moist.  This warmth and moisture is exactly what the foods of the [...]

The Energy of Foods

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The Energy of Foods One of the most frustrating things I hear from women time and time again is the obsession that happens when they start a new diet and feel chained to counting calories or grams for every piece of food they eat. It is not a very freeing or enjoyable experience, nor is it natural [...]

6 “Under the Radar” Ways to Lighten Up on the Meat

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6 "Under the Radar" Ways to Lighten Up on the Meat Every body has its own unique requirements for the type and amount of protein needed to feel its best. Many people (myself and my family included) enjoy and feel good with some amount of animal protein in our diet. What is true, though, about the majority [...]

Are you getting enough primary foods?

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Are You Getting Enough Primary Foods? While I was studying at the Institute for Integrative Nutrition in New York, we spent a lot of time exploring what really feeds us as human beings. Can you remember when you were young and you would get so engrossed in something you loved doing- whether it was building dams [...]

The ABCs of Good Fats

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The ABCs of Good Fats I wanted to follow up this post with some practical ideas on ways to bring healthy fats into your day. Great foods to increase the healthy fats in your diet Each of these foods are nutrient-dense and are loaded with beneficial vitamins, minerals, and phytochemicals.  I've made sure that I'm sharing recipes that are quick and easy too...I [...]

The Skinny on Fats and Oils

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The Skinny on Fats and Oils Not all oils and fats are created equal. What do the good fats do for us? Promote weight loss  It is a myth that we do not need fat in our diet.  Eating healthy fats promotes healthy weight loss.  We require fat in our diet in order to burn [...]

The Secret Weapon in Acheiving Your Health Goals

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The Secret Weapon in Achieving Your Health Goals When I was in college,  I got caught up, like so many other young women, in the goal of "getting healthy." I'd go to the gym, try the diet of the day, read the health magazines, buy the exercise gizmos on the infomercials, ...all for this vague [...]

Super Satisfying Sweet Potato

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Super Satisfying Sweet Potato Winter is among us and with it comes the familiar craving for warm, heavier types of foods-- rich stews and decadent desserts. The sweet potato (sometimes referred to as a yam), comes to the rescue to satisfy these cravings and provides us with a way to cash in on nutrient-dense calories. Dr. Wilcox (author of The [...]