Category Archives: Nutrition Facts and Tips

What is a Calorie and How to Manage Them for Weight Maintenance and Loss

You don’t have to know a lot about nutrition to be well aware of this one particular word: calorie.  Calories are like Peter Pan’s shadow, no matter how hard you try and shake them they follow you EVERYWHERE! But what … Continue reading

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Protein Shakes Made Easy

Making a protein shake shouldn’t require as much effort as the workout prior did.  It doesn’t have to be a messy endeavor and there is no need for a giant blender.  Not if you have the Cuisinart Smart Stick! I … Continue reading

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Seasons (52) of Love

Today I have found a sense of hope for eating out and staying healthy…as well as a new favorite restaurant in which I will soon become the equivalent of Norm from Cheers!  This wonderful place is called Seasons 52.  Upon … Continue reading

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Big, Mean, Green Machine!

I was inspired today by a school assignment (yeah…weird, huh?).  The assignment was to think of three ways in which we could choose environmentally friendly foods.  Most people automatically stand on a soapbox and scream, “reduce the carbon footprint!” I’ll … Continue reading

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How to Make Tea Enjoyable (Brewing Secrets)

The other day I fed my shopping bug and picked out the cutest little tea pot at Teavana, comparable to a Toys“R”Us for tea lovers. We’ve all heard the health benefits of tea rattled off to us at one point … Continue reading

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Does Eating Late Really Lead to Gaining Weight?

We all hold on to the fantasy of a family sit down dinner. The sun is just setting and everyone’s gathered around a beautifully decorated table, enjoying friendly conversation and a well-balanced delicious meal, which you can immediately smell upon … Continue reading

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Beating Lazy Temptations

I feel like a pent up drug addict! Okay, so let me explain before someone suggests a rehab program. I recently got LASIK eye surgery (gotta love technology), and while I’m loving the clear vision, I’m hating the post op … Continue reading

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You Snooze, You Lose

If I told you I never hit the snooze button when my alarm decides to not so gently wake me, I would be telling a massive lie.  Truth is, I’m obsessed with the snooze button.  It feels so good to … Continue reading

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All the “Juicy” Details

Okay so another fad has hit the market promising weight loss and a step in the right direction for your health.  Could it be that this one can actually deliver on its promises.  Better yet, could it be that this … Continue reading

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Why Fiber?

What do we know about fiber?  There has to be more of a benefit than the fact that it helps you go number 2, right?  While this is a well-known health benefit of fiber, there are indeed several other benefits … Continue reading

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