Category: health

Why Expectations Suck

Every day there are expectations of us that we (typically) strive to live up to. There are simple ones that are fairly obvious. For example, it is pretty much expected that you will get out of bed and go to your job, or to class, or whatever is part of your normal routine on a

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My Journey to Wedding Ready Skin

I want to start this post off by saying that I am in no way, shape or form a skin or beauty expert, and that the purpose of this post is solely to explain what I have been through and how I got to where I am now with my skin. What worked for me

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Why I Still Don’t Count Calories

It has been exactly two months to the day since I decided to stop counting calories and tracking my food in My Fitness Pal. (Click here to read my previous post about Why I Stopped Counting Calories in the first place.) Two whole months of eating what I want, when I want, and having absolutely no idea

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Stress Less for Better Health 

I apologize that I have been MIA the past couple of weeks. Lots of stuff has been going on, and this blog post probably reflects that. It may be a little scatterbrained, but that’s pretty much how I’m feeling lately (not necessarily in a bad way), so prepare yourselves. I hope it resonates with you somehow, regardless

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The Ultimate Motivation

For as long as I am a practicing dietitian, there is one question that I don’t know if I will ever find the answer to: what motivates people? Seriously. Of course everyone is unique, so different people are motivated by a variety of different things, while other people seem to be permanently unmotivated. Others get really motivated

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A Closer Look at Low-Carb Diets

First, I just want to get something off my chest. I LOVE carbs. I honestly can’t imagine my life without them. What do you mean no English muffin and banana at breakfast every day? No protein pancakes for dinner? No brown rice alongside my veggie stir fry or big bowl of whole wheat pasta with broccoli &

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Will Eating Fat Make Me Fat?

These days everyone wants to try the latest fad diet, whether it may be low-carb, low-fat, extremely low-calorie, or a “juice cleanse”. The one that they’ve heard will give them the best, and most importantly, the quickest results. We all want to lose weight; we just don’t want to do it the healthy way, because that takes way too much time and effort.

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What a Dietitian Eats

Every once in a while I like to do a post in which I feature some of my favorite new food discoveries, or staples in my diet that I think everyone should know about and work into their diets as well! (Previously known as Peek Into My Pantry, A Few of My Favorite Things, etc.)

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Passion vs. Obsession: When Healthy Eating Goes Too Far

I have always been a huge perfectionist; that’s something that will probably never change. In some cases it has actually been beneficial. I did really well in school because it was important to me. I didn’t just do it for the grade (although that helped), but I did it because of what I believed it said

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Make 2016 Your Healthiest Year Yet

How many of you have ever made a New Years resolution? (All of you raise your hands.) How many of you have stuck with those resolutions for the first week? (75% of you raise your hands.) How many of you continued to worked towards that goal for six more months? Well… this is awkward. Sadly, this

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