Is Gluten-Free the Way to Be?

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This past week I did a presentation for a local company titled “Is Gluten-Free the Way to Be?”By the end of the presentation I wanted the audience to be able to:  Know the potential health benefits of a gluten-free diet  Learn which gluten-free foods to include and those to avoid Could decreasing or eliminating gluten…

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4 Simple Tips to Help Streamline Food Preparation

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Last week I explained the importance of knowing what you are eating. I mentioned how eating out at a restaurant is fine on occasion but most of the time you should be eating your own home cooked food. This is especially important if you are dealing with a chronic health issue like heart disease, diabetes,…

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Do You Really Know What You are Eating?

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Do you want to be healthier but don’t feel like you have the time to eat healthier? One of the most important things that you can do to promote a healthier life is to prepare your own food.  It seems like one of America’s favorite pastimes is eating out. I think eating out is wonderful…

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The Key to Weight Loss is?

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I just finished a 12 week weight loss challenge with my corporate wellness group. Of course the goal with this group was to lose weight and then the top three losers win cash. Each week I presented a different workshop topic and the group received daily motivational messages and weekly healthy recipes.  Going into this…

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Americans are Thinking Healthier? Yes Really.

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I was in New York City the other day and I was very impressed with something that I saw on the streets. I will let you know what I saw in a moment.  All you hear these days is the negative side about the health of the people in this country. It’s true that almost…

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Free Yourself from the Diet and Deprivation Mind-Set

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Helping people to live a healthier life is my thing. For years I believed that food and exercise was the answer to weight management. I still believe that real food and daily exercise are absolutely necessary, don’t get me wrong, our bodies can’t properly function without it. But what I have learned and now believe…

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Weight Loss Difficulties? Could Be a Food Intolerance

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Are you experiencing uncomfortable symptoms after you eat certain foods?  If you are noticing digestive issues, headaches, bloating, skin issues after you eat a certain food or group of foods then you could have a food intolerance. This is not to be confused with a food allergy which is an immune response usually recognized as…

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Easy Ways to Build a Salad

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Today I thought let’s build a salad. Are your salads boring or repetitive? You are only limited by your imagination when it comes to making a salad. You need to start with a good base consisting of lettuce, or greens but you could also use a grain like quinoa as a base too. For today’s…

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Are All Calories Created Equal?

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There is an (outdated) theory that all calories are equal. Therefore consuming calories from whole foods and processed foods should create the same weight loss effect on the body.   Pomona College in California disproved this theory in a small study that found that you burn more calories from eating whole foods than from eating…

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7 Tips for Eating Out Without Overindulging

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Eating out has become one of America’s favorite pastimes. We are so fortunate to have access to food in this country just about anytime that we want. The down side is that when you eat out you don’t know what exactly is in your food. Eating out is fun and it can be convenient but…

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