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Why dieting doesn’t work and what you should do instead

Diets are terrible. First of all, it's painful to even start them and more often then not, we procrastinate and put them off to some vague time in the future. If we do start them, we rarely finish them (whatever that means!). Diets are either too restrictive or too bizarre (cayenne and lemon juice??) to make a lasting… Continue reading Why dieting doesn’t work and what you should do instead

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Spice Up Your Life Series

This past spring, I had a fantastic opportunity to intern with a unique, family-owned, local food service company- I.L. Creations. ILC runs large cafeteria operations at huge accounts including federal agency buildings. There are two fabulous dietitians on staff at ILC who get to work with chefs on recipe development, food demos for cafeteria patrons, nutrition… Continue reading Spice Up Your Life Series

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Live life on purpose & other mindful stuff

Truth time: I'm an anxious person. I've dealt with depression and anxiety for decades. I've gotten very good at channeling that worry into productivity, but it wasn't always that way. One of  the tools that I use to keep my head right is meditation. Another is focusing on being grateful. Although I am not perfect (Whaaaaat?… Continue reading Live life on purpose & other mindful stuff

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Sick of counting sheep? 9 tips to get you back to dreamland

  I love sleep! It's one of my favorite pleasures in life. Not only is it refreshing and energizing, but it's an incredibly vital part of our daily lives. Our bodies produce essential hormones while we sleep that balance our moods, our appetites, and so much more. Our brains require sleep to keep our memories… Continue reading Sick of counting sheep? 9 tips to get you back to dreamland

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Do you know what your food label is telling you?

Have you ever bought a product at the grocery store because of its label? Fancy packaging and buzzwords catch our attention when grocery shopping.  You may be looking for specific ingredients or nutrition information, while someone else may be looking for organic produce or allergy warnings. But, what about the term “natural”? What does it… Continue reading Do you know what your food label is telling you?