Tagged: food

6 Ways to Face Your Fear of Food

Whether you have avoided dinner parties to resist the temptation of tasty treats, have felt guilty after indulging on foods you consider ‘bad’, or have resisted trying something you have never eaten before, everyone at some point in their life has been afraid of food. Here are 6 ways to face your fear of food.

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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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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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7-Day Meal Plan & Menu

I’ve already had so many wonderful conversations with members of The Wellness & Lifestyle Challenge. I have been very pleased that so many members truly want to eat better and incorporate healthy nutrition into their lives. Nevertheless, many still struggle to plan ahead for their meals. Keep reading for some member questions regarding this exact issue. […]

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Why are Antibiotics in My Food and are They Harmful?

Never before have Americans asked for more pure, safe, and clean foods products than they have in recent years. The sale of these products has increased by 25% in recent years. The overuse of antibiotics in food producing animals may be part of the reason. Antibiotics are blamed for producing the increase in “superbug” resistant bacteria. […]

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Are You Eating Old Food? How to Decipher Food Dating

Are dates required on food products? Does it mean the product will be unsafe to use after that date? Here is some of the background information regarding these questions on food dating that we are all faced with on a regular basis.

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To Snack or Not to Snack, That is the Question

Are you pro-snack or against snacking all together? The discussion of snacking has gone through many changes over the years. In some years, snacking has been considered a good idea to keep the calorie intake stable. Other years, it was a point of hesitation because most people got enough good calories and nutrients at meals and experts did not feel […]

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Member Stories: The 3 Dietitians – Christine, Mary, and Annie

We’re extremely proud of our members. Over the years their work out agendas and sporting endeavors serve as healthy examples of how it feels to be “Elite,” and how exercise not only adds years to your life, but life to your years! Today we’d like to highlight another member’s experience: March is National Nutrition Month […]

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Changes in Dietary Guidelines for Americans – What You Need to Know

The Dietary Guidelines for Americans are issued and updated every five years by the US government. Specifically, these guidelines are the work of the USDA and the Department of Health and Human Services. Now we have the results of the past five years’ research in the 2015 Dietary Guidelines out this past month.

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Dissecting Your Grocery Cart

Grocery shopping. Some people love it, some people hate it, but it’s a necessary thing and, believe it or not, there is a correct way to shop. There are lots of things to consider when you head to the store. Budget, diet, what you like and what you don’t. All too often we go to […]

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