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Managing Menopausal Symptoms Through Nutrition

  Hot flashes, weight gain, mood changes, and so much more begin to plague women in their early 50’s and some even in their 40’s. It all begins with the less talked about perimenopause. Perimenopause is where estrogen levels begin to decrease and the woman’s body begins to make the very much erratic transition to…

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My Top 6 Reasons Why Diets Fail

  The term diet actually comes from an ancient Greek word meaning a mode of living. More recently it has taken on a new meaning that is to select or limit the food one eats to either lose, gain, or maintain weight. For the purposes of this discussion, diet is being referred to as a…

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Carbohydrates: An Underserved Bad Reputation

  Today I want to discuss carbohydrates because they have a total undeserved reputation. Carbs are more often than not blamed as the root cause of weight gain. There are actually people out there who believe carbs inherently make you fat. I know, I am shocked too! So, what are carbohydrates, right? As most of…

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WHAT YOUR SLEEP IS TRYING TO TELL YOU

Think to yourself for a minute, what do you know about sleep? When I ask people that very same question, the most common answer I get is: “you need at least 8 hours of sleep a night.” But have you ever stopped to think why? It is common knowledge that sleep is extremely important for…

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CREATING A MORE POSITIVE MINDSET

It probably shouldn’t come as a surprise that the topic of positive mindset has become popular in the health and wellness space, especially in 2020. Positivity doesn’t always refer to smiling, looking happy, cracking jokes, etc. For the purposes of this discussion, positivity is more about one’s overall outlook on life and worldview and their…

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Nutrition and Stress Management

Many of us lead busy and stressful lives. We are juggling a 9-5 job, kids, and spouse/significant other. Somewhere in there we try to squeeze in fitness, meal preparation, and personal time to unwind. There just seems to not be enough hours in the day! So how do we get it all done? How do…

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Everything You Need To Know About Starchy Foods

A starch is a complex carbohydrate, which consists of sugar, starch and fiber. According to dietary recommendations and based on a 2,000 calorie diet, most of us should be consuming between 45-65% of our daily calories from carbohydrates. This means that, following a 2,000 calorie diet, you should consume anywhere between 225-325 grams of carbohydrates…

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Water and Weight Loss

Glug, glug, glug……ahhhhh….soooooooo refreshing. That is usually my reaction after drinking a nice, tall glass of cold water on a hot day. So, let’s get the basics out of the way first. I am sure most people by now know that our bodies are made up of about 50-60% water. Often wonder why you don’t…

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Popular Fad Diets Explained

    When you think of “diets” what immediately pops into your mind? Keto? Paleo? Whole30? And the list goes on. There are so many fads diets promising quick fixes and rapid weight loss with no lifestyle and habit changes. This will ultimately lead to failure and yo-yo dieting in the long run. So why…

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Metabolism Myths Debunked

Over time, the word metabolism has taken on many different meanings. In the most widely acknowledged meaning, however, metabolism is referred to as the process by which your body converts food and beverages into energy. Essentially what this means is that the calories from what you eat and drink are combined with oxygen to release…