A Dietitian’s Day at the Dairy & Pig Farm

Boy oh Boy! Did I have FUN!!!  I recently took a tour of Fair Oaks Farm in Fair Oaks, IN.  I went to learn about modern farming to fulfill my own curiosity.  Yes, I did think it was going to be interesting enough to bring my kids who are 3 and 5 years old.  What I...

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Losing weight with the EGCG in Green Tea

EGCG, or epigallocatechin-3-gallate, is one of several polyphenols found in green tea.  Among its variety of benefits and uses, weight loss has taken the spotlight. Weight loss is obtained from diet-induced thermogenesis and fat oxidation.  Basically, it increases the...

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3 Natural Strategies to Suppress Your Appetite

If you have ever struggled with your weight I am sure that you have tried to find ways to simply control your appetite, or desire to eat.  There are many hormones that effect our appetite and satiety.   Some help us to feel full.  Give me more of those, huh?  Other...

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Why You Should AVOID 100% Juice

The majority of my fluid intake comes from either water, green tea, or my morning cup of Joe.  Oh, and I can’t resist an occasional glass of organic whole milk with a cookie or cornbread muffin…So delicious. I also have 2 little ones in the house so I do occasionally...

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Why Weight Management Isn’t About How GOOD You Eat

People often sit across from me in my office and describe to me how they eat when they are “being good”.  Many times they are eating better than I do on my healthiest days.   Yet they are still in my office asking advice on how to lose weight and keep it off.  You...

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5 Mindset Changes to Prevent Holiday Weight Gain

If you are serious about permanent weight management then waiting until January to "start your diet" probably isn't a good idea.  When you have the right mindset towards food, your weight, and body image then you don't have to do anything different during the holidays...

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Weight Loss and Motivation: 6 Tips for Success

“Courage doesn't always roar. Sometimes courage is the quiet voice at the end of the day saying, ‘ I will try again tomorrow’.”- Mary Anne Radmacher Ever start a diet and have trouble sticking to it after a few days? You tell yourself you will start on Monday, while...

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4 Tricks To Limit Your Halloween Treats

As Halloween approaches I am putting finishes touches on the kid’s costumes, making plans for the school party and rounding up friends for trick-or-treating.  I am also beginning to think about what I am going to do with ALL THE CANDY! #6524-000132 / gettyimages.com...

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Halloween Treats Under 100 Calories

So Halloween is right around the corner.  Halloween candy is going to start showing up in the break room at work, at parties, and even in your own home.  Though I know the damage sugar can cause I would NEVER deprive my kids (or myself) of the fun and excitement that...

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3 Simple and Fun Healthy Halloween Recipes

Halloween is one of my favorite holidays.  It is the one time of year we can pretend to be whoever or whatever we want and even dress to fit the part.  It also reminds me of being a kid and getting to stay up late on a school night. There will most likely be no...

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The Anti-New Year’s Resolution

For years I was completely against New Year's Resolutions.  After all, if there is something that we want to change about ourselves, our habits, or our situation, is there a better day than today?  Why does it have to be at the first of a new year?  However, over the...

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