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A Dietitian’s Self-Image Perspective Being a dietitian for 15 years has taught me many lessons about self-image. Also, as I navigate my own path through life’s twists and turns, my challenges have taught me most about myself. When I saw this video on Facebook, it really moved me. Radical Self-Acceptance: An Experiment/ Performance by Amy Pence-Brown. …

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We’re Surrounded…. By Summer Salads There are two times of year that I talk a lot about total carbohydrate intake- Thanksgiving and the summer/ picnic season. Don’t get me wrong- I love a good macaroni or potato salad. Here is the usual picnic/ barbecue line up: hot dogs (ON BUNS), hamburgers (ON BUNS), macaroni salad …

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It’s the most important meal of the day, right? It is in my book. Let’s look at the word a little closer. BREAK- FAST. Breaking the fast.  Breakfast breaks the fast after a night’s sleep. Breakfast gives you fuel for the day and gets your metabolism fired up. Breakfast does not have to be breakfast …

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I am a huge advocate of nutritious, yet easy dinner meals. You don’t need an extravagant nine course meal in order for dinner to be healthy. It can be easy. Eating healthy is not rocket science; however, it does require planning and organization.  Meal planning is an important tool I like to teach my clients. …

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I wanted to write this blog post about New Year’s resolutions a month ago. Well, obviously that did not happen. I don’t know about you… but I am going in 10 different directions at the same time. Life is hectic these days. I think we make it that way. We have our families, our kids, …

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Christmas is my favorite holiday! I love the music, the lights, the decorations, the traditions, the food, the drinks and more importantly spending time with my friends and family. For most of us, this easily translates into hectic schedule that involves overeating and imbibing.  According to studies, most Americans gain 1-2# over the holiday season. …

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Water- How Much do We Really Need? I recently evaluated this question for myself. I found that every afternoon I was getting a headache. Of course, I initially blamed it on stress or lack of sleep. And, well, I am a dietitian, of course I drink water! I drink a 32 ounce bottle at work …

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Here Fishy, Fishy, Fishy… For some time now, we’ve been hearing that we should eat more fish. As a Registered Dietitian, my clients often report that the reason they don’t eat fish is because they don’t know how to cook it. It really is easy to cook and not a good enough reason to avoid …

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What’s the Deal with Glycemic Index? If there’s one fad I have always hated as a dietitian, it is glycemic index. I recently had a local paper ask me to answer some questions about it. The glycemic index (GI) has been used as a basis for popular diets like South Beach and The Zone. This …

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