Category Archive: Nutrition

Jan 31

The Small Plate Movement

Perception of portion size can affect your sense of satiety.

Smaller plates = smaller portions = smaller waist From his book, Mindless Eating: Why We Eat More Than We Think, author and the founder of The Small Plate Movement, Brian Wansink could have an extra large affect on your health. Through research, Wansink and his co-authors concluded that “larger packages in grocery stores, larger servings …

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Nov 25

Thanksgiving Day Tips To Keep The Plump Where It Belongs!

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Here are a few reminders to help you make it through the holiday without adding an extra belt notch! This is a repost from last year, but always worth remembering. 1. Do some form of exercise before you eat the big meal. The more intense the workout the better! Remember that exercise will increase your …

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Aug 08

Made With “Real Sugar!?”

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Even though when watching a baseball game I try my best to ignore the everlasting stream of moronic commercials that come on in between innings, the other night I couldn’t help staring in disbelief at the television. The product being advertised claimed that it was made with “real sugar!” This was actually touted as a …

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Mar 02

Chew On This!

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Having gone through ileostomy surgery, it goes without saying that I have a compromised digestive system. One of the more important instructions I was given for maintaining proper disposal of food was to chew for a longer amount of time before swallowing. If I must suffer, you must suffer! Just kidding of course, but in …

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Jan 13

Foodies Take Note! You Can Retrain Your Taste Buds.

I am often approached by people looking to make changes and eat healthier. People preface their approach with various positions. Some say they will do whatever it takes to lose weight or feel more healthy. While others will start the conversation with a conditional statement like “I’d like to eat healthier but I just love …

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Oct 08

Change Your Habits, Change Your Life

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It has been shown that almost half of your day’s activities are done by habit. Meaning you do them without even thinking. Many of these habits have a domino effect on how your day plays out. In his book, The Power of Habit, author Charles Duhigg shows how habits can be changed, and in turn, …

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Jul 05

Organic Versus Inorganic – Time To Plant A Garden!

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A recent study done in Brazil and documented in the online journal, Public Library of Science ONE, showed a significant difference between tomato crops grown organically and conventionally. The two set of crops were grown within a kilometer and a half of each other in nearly identical environmental conditions. The conventional tomatoes were supported with …

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Jun 25

A Smoothie for Peanut Butter/Chocolate Lovers with Zero Guilt!

With summer in full swing we present to you a new delicious smoothie recipe. This smoothie is loaded with beneficial ingredients such as almond milk, peanut butter, bananas, and cacao. Almond milk actually has more calcium than cow’s milk without the often problematic lactose. Cacao is deemed by many nutritionists as a “super food” and …

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May 31

A Tasty Alternative To The Comfort Food PB&J

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  I can remember, sitting in the school cafeteria opening up my brown bag to a soft and tasty peanut butter and jelly sandwich made by the loving hands of mom. How could that not become a comfort food in my life? To this day I remember the taste and positive associations that went with …

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May 17

Set Up a Ulysses Contract With Yourself to Maintain Your Goals

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This article stems from a comment made by someone [we’ll call her Sandy] in an exercise group that I am a part of on Facebook. In frustration she told us about how she could stay in line with her diet throughout the day, but then when she got home she would see everyone else eating …

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