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Moderation Maven

Dishing Up the Best Ingredients for a Healthy Lifestyle
Weight Loss

Spruce Up Motivation for Old Goals

During this season of renewal, it's a good time to take stock with your health goals. Even if you've been successful in the past, a healthy lifestyle has ups and downs. The phrase "what's old is new again" can apply to food and exercise just as much as fashion trends. We have an insatiable appetite for novelty – hence why there's always room for dessert. But I'm not sure the phrase give...

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The Meaning of Moderation... Can All Foods Fit?

This year's National Nutrition Month theme is "Bite into a Healthy Lifestyle." Have you ever thought about what a healthy lifestyle means to you? If you haven't, it's worth pondering. What would it take to achieve and maintain your versio...

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Detoxing the Myths of Cleanse Diets

Cleanses and detox diets take many shapes and forms, but are similar in that they claim to remove toxins from the body and cause drastic weight loss. Many people even report high levels of energy and euphoria as well as feeling more spiritual overall. Sounds good, right?...

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Stay on Track with DIY Freezer Meals

Now that the holidays are behind us, several people have asked if I've made any New Year's health resolutions. The answer – of course – is of course I have. I'm no different from anyone else; I, the dietitian, put on a few pounds in the past month. Unfortunately, knowledge by itself is not enough to prevent weight gain during the holidays or any time of year, for that matter....

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Enjoy the Journey of New Year's Resolutions

On this New Year's Eve, you're probably thinking about your resolutions for 2015. If they're the same as last year's (and maybe the year before), you might you say you failed in 2014. I disagree. The path to success is rarely a straight line. I'm confident that if you asked any CEO how he or she got to the top, the answer would have something to do with...

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Find Reason to Change, Then Make it Your Mission

A few weeks ago, I was contacted by reporter Erica Quednau of WCIA-3's Current. Current, which airs after the Morning Show, focuses on a different theme each day and centers its stories around that topic. Obesity was the topic for that coming Thursday, and would I be willing to share my experience? If you didn't know my story, you'd probably think I've always been healthy and fi...

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The Secret to Winning the Battle of the Bulge

Dietitians don't always have the answers. We know what foods to eat and in what amounts for certain conditions, but it's not as cut-and-dried as just following the diet, especially when it comes to weight loss. Weight management is the first line of treatment for many chronic health conditions. Calories in versus calories out. The formula works, but up to 95% of dieters...

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