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Is Heart-Healthy Holiday Eating Possible?

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While celebrating the holiday and eating healthy may seem like a tug of war, there are strategies to help.

Don't think all or nothing. If you had a piece of pie (or two) at Thanksgiving, it's not time to give up on eating healthy. When morning rolls around, get back on track. One piece of pie, one meal or one day of overeating isn't going to ...Read more

Cancer Myths

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I often have clients come in asking what they should eat to prevent cancer. What's important to prevent nearly any disease is a healthy diet. That translates to lots of fruits and vegetables, whole grains, lean meat and low-fat dairy. I'm not a proponent of eliminating any food group from your meals.

The American Institute for Cancer Research ...Read more

Nutrition News: Mindful Holidays

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The cover of the latest Eating Well magazine states, "Celebrate Deliciously." That's my motto for the 2019 holidays. So many of us watch what we eat and labor over making sure our food is healthy that sometimes we forget to celebrate our plates. We are blessed to live in a country of incredible abundance. (My grocery store even has white and ...Read more

Holiday Help

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Oh, the holidays. For many trying to maintain weight -- and not gain the dreaded 5 pounds over the winter season -- holiday festivities can be stressful. Celebrating the holidays while eating healthy can seem like an impossibility.

What's the best strategy?

Don't jump off the cliff if you feel you've overindulged. Just get back on track the ...Read more

Nutrition News: Healthier Holiday Baking

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For the holidays, baking shifts into gear with cookies, pies, candy and cakes. We seem to be surrounded by temptation at every holiday party and event.

While you may not be able to avoid or resist all the creamy desserts, there are ways to make your own baking healthier.

Here are a few tips to help with that goal:

Choose whole grains. Use at ...Read more

Nutrition News: It's Never Too Late To Exercise

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Here's proof that it's never too late to start that walk or trip to the gym: In a new study, the American Institute for Cancer Research found that exercise helped prevent and slow breast tumor growth -- even among women who had been diagnosed and were waiting for surgery.

Granted, this was a small study -- only 49 women -- but it convinced me ...Read more

Winning Sports Nutrition

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Winning Sports Nutrition

While we're all watching the World Series, we don't often think about the nutrition that fuels players on both teams. But players on both the Houston Astros and the Washington Nationals work with registered dietitians to provide them with a healthy eating plan.

Roberta Anding, the Houston Astros' dietitian, is in her ...Read more

The Importance of Breakfast

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Most of us can remember our mothers telling us breakfast is the most important meal of day. And Mom was right; it's not a meal we want to skip. It literally "breaks the fast" and kick-starts our metabolism, helping burn calories throughout the day.

Breakfast also provides energy to get things done and focus. Studies have linked eating breakfast...Read more

All About Whole Grains

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There is a lot of confusion when it comes to grains. Should you eat grains? What is a whole grain? How do you cook them? Here are some answers from a Whole Grains: Breaking Barriers conference held in Boston.

Grains worldwide provide nearly 50% of the calories eaten. All grains start out as whole grains, which contain all three original edible ...Read more

Nutrition News: Pumpkin Mania

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Now that it's October, pumpkins seem to be everywhere. And our grocery store shelves are full of all things pumpkin-spiced -- from oatmeal and baking chips (like chocolate chips) to muffins and coffee. Starbucks hangs their fall on the sale of pumpkin spice lattes. The pumpkin spice products seem to announce the arrival of fall -- earlier and ...Read more

Nutrition News: Healthy Eating on a Budget

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My mom was the queen of doing her meal planning based on the grocery store flyer sales. When the flyer arrived in the mail, she would sit down and decide her menu for the week.

Canned vegetables (at 3 for $1) were gathered to make a healthy chili for football season. When a bottom round roast went on sale, she would put it in the slow cooker ...Read more

Nutrition News: What Should Your Baby and Toddlers Be Drinking?

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Breast milk, infant formula, water and plain milk are part of a new set of comprehensive beverage recommendations for children. The recommendations come from a well-respected group -- the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, the American Academy of Pediatrics and the American Heart Association.

The ...Read more

Nutrition News: Is There a Good Diet?

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Dieting is nothing new to the U.S., but various diets come in and out of vogue. Remember Atkins, South Beach, the Zone, "eat for your blood type" and that recurring cabbage soup diet? Some of the diets making headlines now include paleo, ketogenic, intermittent fasting ... and the list goes on. So what makes a diet stick around, and, more ...Read more


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