Tagged: diet

Diet vs. DNA: Which Really Determines Body Shape

We all have that one friend who can eat anything and never workout without any negative consequences. On the other hand, there’s the friend who eats healthy and is active but may still gain weight. How much of this can be attributed to genetics and how much does environment play a role? To further explore […]

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Can a Weight Loss Plateau Be a Good Thing?

While they can be discouraging and destructive to your goals, a weight loss plateau is actually a really good thing, even if they last for a few weeks! Read on to find out why, plus learn four realistic ways to bust through your plateau.

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3 Healthy Recipes Using Sweet Potatoes

As a natural transition from October to November, I’m bringing you some of my best-kept recipes to fuel your body by using Sweet Potatoes! Sweet potatoes not only fit the fall and Thanksgiving themes, but they fit your nutrition plan as well. Learn about the nutritional benefits of sweet potatoes and try these 3 recipes for easy […]

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Staff Highlight: Sarah Brunner

We are pleased to have you meet our new Registered Dietitian, Sarah Brunner. Sarah recently graduated from the Coordinated Program at Mount Mary University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Dietetics. She also has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Education and Mathematics from the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse.

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Nature vs Nurture: How it Affects Your Relationship with Food

Nature may have a lot to do with our food choices and overall relationship with food. Just as you are born with a particular shape to your face, head, nose, and set of your eyes and eye color, you are destined to reach a certain height, and you are also born with an inherent neurotransmitter […]

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When Eating Fish Isn’t So Good for Your Health

For the most part, we all know eating fish is generally good for your health due in part to the good heart health that is provided by an essential nutrient, Omega 3 Fatty Acids. But, what about the other concerns regarding the nutrients such as Mercury that can be present in the water your fish is […]

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Why Certain Foods are Considered Just Plain Junk!

The interesting point about many of the 15 foods described below as unhealthy junk foods, is that these are the very foods that many people talk about and enjoy on a regular basis. These are generally “favorites.” In fact, are often talked about in regular advertisements as deliciously fun foods. Here is a look at those […]

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The Power of Food Cravings

Many people feel as though they are often “driven” to eat certain foods or are responding to certain body needs or cravings. Sometimes it may be due to having a craving for something your body is lacking nutritionally. Many people will mention that they begin to think about a specific food, like potato chips, and […]

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Finding Your Perfect Elite Smoothie

These newly redeveloped cream smoothies were reintroduced recently at all Elite Sports Clubs. Not long ago, I shared a favorite Elite smoothie of most members at the Mequon club, the Chocolate Peanut Butter Smoothie. Since then, I have done quite a bit more reading about the Elite smoothies and their reformulation. Not often are companies able […]

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The Best Ever Green Sauce Recipe

Today, modern cooks are able to get away from the calories from rich sauces and gravies by using more of a plant-based herb, vegetable, and nut sauces with much less fat, salt, and sugars. This particular green sauce is very good for flavoring meats, vegetables, and salads for a real pick-me-up for recipes.

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