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Game Day Nutrition: Beating the Appetizer Game

party table for watching american football featuring vegetable platters

It is officially football season. Whether you are cheering on your favorite team or just enjoyingthe game day atmosphere, there is no denying the temptation of mindless snacking. But, fearnot! With some smart strategies and nutritious recipes, you can enjoy this football seasonwithout sacrificing your health and wellness. 5 Winning Strategies to Avoid Mindless Snacking […]

Pumpkin Power: Embrace Wellness in the Spooky Season

As we venture further into the enchanting embrace of the spooky season, let’s not forget the unsung hero that’s making waves in our wellness journey—pumpkins! 🎃 Bonus: Pumpkin Protein Power Shake Recipe Ingredients: Directions: Nutritional Information (approximate): This delightful pumpkin protein shake is not only a tasty treat but also a great way to boost […]

What is a “Balanced” Meal?

The term “balanced meal” is often thrown around in the world of nutrition and healthy eating. But what does it mean? A balanced meal combines different food groups in appropriate portions to provide a wide range of essential nutrients. Each component is vital in fueling your body and supporting overall health. Key Components of a […]

How to Enjoy Your Summer Vacation Without Sabotaging Your Diet

With summer here, many of us eagerly anticipate a break from our daily routines to relax and unwind on vacation. However, for those striving to shed some pounds, vacation time can be stressful. Fret not, because there are methods to stay committed to your goals and stick to a nutritious diet while still relishing your […]

Enjoyable and Healthy Summer Picnic Recipes

Looking for a fun and festive way to celebrate Memorial Day without sabotaging your healthy eating goals? Look no further! We have some tasty and nutritious recipes perfect for your red, white, and blue Memorial Day menu. Watermelon and Feta Salad Ingredients: 4 cups cubed watermelon1/2 cup crumbled feta cheese1/4 cup chopped fresh mint1/4 cup […]

Mother’s Day

Mother’s Day is just around the corner. We know how much you love all the tasty treats and pampering that come with the territory. But, what if we told you that you can have your cake and eat it too (literally), without sabotaging your health goals? Here are some super-easy tips to help you stay […]

Spring Is In The Air

Spring is in the air, bringing excitement for warmer weather, blooming flowers, and, even, longer days! To keep a fresh spring in your step all season, include Energy Boosting Foods and remove Energy Draining Foods from our lists below. Energy Boosting Foods Energy Draining Foods Written by Amanda Herlocker MS, RDN, LDN, Owner of The […]

GLP-1 Agonists For Weight Loss

A class of medicine called GLP-1 agonists is being used to treat obesity, which affects over 42% of adults in the US. What are GLP-1 Agonists?GLP-1 agonists are drugs that act on a protein called glucagon-like peptide-1 (GLP-1). GLP-1 is a hormone that is released in the gut in response to food. It helps to […]

Benefits of 5% Weight Loss

Once you commit to losing weight, it is natural- and daunting- to start thinking about your end goals. But did you know that studies have demonstrated significant health benefits from just 5% weight loss?  Refer to the chart below to find your 5% weight loss goal. Starting weight (in pounds) 5% weight loss (in pounds) […]

A Dietitian’s Guide to Valentine’s Day

Valentine’s Day can be an indulgent night – big dinners out, bottles of wine, and chocolates are just some of the traditional celebrations. But, if you’re trying to lose weight, that’s not the most effective plan. Below are some examples of how registered dietitians recommend celebrating without compromising your diet or weight loss plans. Prepare […]

Benefits of Meal Planning

Taking time to plan what, when, and where you’re going to eat is called meal planning. According to the CDC, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, meal planning is essential if  “you eat in a variety of places [such as] your home, work, restaurants, [and] maybe even your car. For some of these places, you […]