What’s the 411 on Sugar versus Fat?

How many times have you ordered a salad without olive oil or dressed your greens WITH fat-free dressing thinking you were making the healthier choice? Do you opt for that low-fat yogurt instead of the full-fat version? For many years dietary fat has been considered the villain of all food groups. Just muttering the word […]

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Nutrition Quandries

Whether at the office or out in the world, people always seem to have questions regarding food and nutrition. The food landscape has become hard to navigate similar to our political environment. Here are a few questions that have come up recently. I want to lose ten pounds, so should I decrease my protein intake […]

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Jump Over the Juice and Savor the Smoothies 

You just signed up for a new gym membership and finished your first boxing class. As you’re putting away your equipment, you can’t help but overhear a group of women talking about juicing and smoothies! As they continue the conversation about kale and ginger you ask yourself there two questions: Are juicing and smoothies really […]

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Affordable Healthy Eats

Whether we are scrolling through Facebook or flipping through health magazines, we are constantly bombarded with messages that hail organic foods as ones that will shield us from evil toxins. While it is true that organic foods have unique benefits such as fewer pesticides and preservatives, let’s face the facts – the price tag that […]

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Behinds the Scenes of Private Practice

Looking back on these past 6 weeks, there are so many new things I have learned from Susan and about myself. I have had the opportunity to work on a book PR project, utilizing twitter, writing blogs, attending Susan’s nutrition talks, and motivational interviewing workshops. In these 6 weeks I have had the opportunity to […]

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The Human iPHONE

When you look at your phone and a window pops up that says low battery – 10% of battery remaining – most of us feel a little panic and find a charger immediately. Thoughts may run through your head such as “what if my phone dies? How will I get home? Send emails? Play candy […]

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Zero Calorie Brownies?

Wouldn’t it be great if this brownie actually existed? We all know a zero calorie brownie would taste like cardboard so let’s get real about the meaning of calories. What do those calories actually provide? Is it really about calories or the nutritional content in those calories? Society has created a stigma that calories equal […]

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The TurKEYS to a successful Thanksgiving

As much as we would like to forget the caloric intake of this holiday, let’s grasp the reality of it all. The average Thanksgiving meal contains 4500 calories and 229 grams of fat. This is not including the days leading up to or the days grazing on tasty leftovers after turkey day is long gone. […]

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WAZE, Outsmart Food, Together

Wouldn’t life be that much easier if we had an app that helped with making food decisions – like a WAZE food app? Not only could you avoid traffic on your way to work but also rush hour in the kitchen. Police reported ahead: the all you can eat buffet. In reality you’ve heard on […]

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To Chew or not to Chew?

If anyone knows me well, they know I am a gum chewer. This really had me thinking… what is the deal with gum? Is it good for our health or detrimental to it? Let’s sort through the conchewsion. On the one hand chewing gum has been touted to aid with heartburn, stress, cognitive function and […]

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