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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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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The Link between Food and Mood: 5 Nutrients to Consider

Feeling a bit blue? Don’t have that motivation you desire? Did you ever stop to think that a simple diet change could be all that is needed to help your energy, mood or get up and go? Not many realize that eating a balanced diet goes beyond helping your physical needs – it can also […]

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Weighing in on the Freshman 15

While moving away from home can be an exciting new adventure it can also be nerve racking since you don’t know what to expect. Although college-hood is a time of self-discovery, freedom, and choices it can also be a time for expanding waistlines. The term “freshman 15” was coined by students because a majority of […]

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Shifting your Cravings: A Reformed Vegetable Cynic and Supertaster

My Mother used to call me a lousy dietitian.  That was a little harsh considering I was a very healthy eater but she was somewhat correct in that vegetables were not on my “favorites list.” I faithfully ate my salad every night with healthy types of dark lettuce, tomatoes, carrots, avocado, and protein but rarely […]

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What Behavior Change are You Ambivalent About?

Recently I’ve been doing numerous trainings in Motivational Interviewing, a language I learned and trained in to help clients resolve ambivalence with behavior change. What is surprising to me is that so many health care professionals feel they can give people a laundry list of what to do and expect them to be successful, while they themselves […]

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Appetite Control: Understanding Your Hunger Hormones

Imagine you are out to dinner with a friend and the bread arrives at your table. You are not very hungry, but you think, “l’ll just have one little piece.” A few minutes later, you realize you have eaten three slices before your meal even arrives. What’s going on here? Even though you are not […]

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