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Aging Gracefully: Eat and Move Your Way to Healthy

Easy healthy wasabi salmon with sauce

Healthy heart. Strong mind. And enough strength and stamina to enjoy life. You need some healthy eating tips for these terrific healthy aging goals! If you haven’t already, it’s time to fully embrace healthy living. Here’s how you can start – whether you’re in your…

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How to Manage Food Cravings for Sweet or Salty Favorites

craving chocolate: Godiva chocolate and Starbucks

Craving something sweet? Or something salty? Food cravings don’t have to be the undoing of your healthy eating plan. Wow, a lot of people I know are stressed out by food cravings. They ask how to stop craving sweets or how to lose weight when…

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How to Eat Healthy: 15 Easy Ways Without Counting Macros or Calories

eat healthy spaghetti with veggies

The macro diet or counting macros was trendy last year, and I suspect it will be this year too. Counting calories has been a solid strategy for longer than I can remember. And while there are advantages and disadvantages to these strategies, I’ve got good…

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What is the Best Prediabetes Diet?

peanut stew

If you have prediabetes, you have lots of company! Prediabetes – which is the leading risk factor for type 2 diabetes – is on the rise. A whopping 84 million Americans have prediabetes. Sadly only about 12% of them know that have it. That’s still…

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Your Brain’s Autopilot is Destroying Your Diet

If you’re frequently mad at yourself for overeating, not preparing wholesome food or failing to exercise, the solution may lie in your thought processes and the words you say to yourself. Diet self-sabotage is a real thing. Read on to learn about the mind traps…

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Easy Diet Hacks for National Nutrition® Month and Every Month

Diet hacks for National Nutrition Month

I love National Nutrition Month® because it’s the one month of the year that legitimizes my nonstop chatter about all things food and nutrition! This year’s theme is Go Further with Food, which emphasizes both good health and reduced food waste. I invited 7 colleagues…

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Quick Healthy Meal Idea | Healthify Your Sandwich

Healthy Sandwich

A sandwich is a start to a healthy quick meal! Sometimes I just can’t get my planned dinner on the table. My solution is definitely not fast food or greasy takeout. A healthy sandwich is the perfect go-to food when you’re short on time. 4 tips…

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17 Doable Ways to Get Healthier and Happier in 2017

Cheers to a happier, healthier you

I’m not much of a New Year’s resolution kind of gal. Instead I’m more of a New Year’s reflector. I prefer to reflect on what I’m doing well and what I can do better. Then I set some goals, usually to get healthier, but sometimes surrounding…

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Sweet Potato Walnut Balls – Healthy as They are Delicious

Healthy Sweet Potato Balls

My mother makes a sweet potato recipe similar to this for Thanksgiving. A few years ago, I modified her recipe to make it dairy free for one of our dinner guests. Last year I healthified it more and amped up the flavor by adding a bit of…

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How Much Meat is Okay to Eat?

Charred Fowl on Plate

Recently someone asked me if it’s possible to eat too much meat on a diabetes diet. Q: I started a high protein, lower carb diet for diabetes. But my blood sugars really didn’t improve. Someone told me that lots of meat can make insulin resistance worse….

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Like most of my patients and clients, I lead a busy life. You probably do too. Fortunately, you don’t need weeks, days or even hours to start living better and healthier. This blog offers timesaving strategies and bite-sized nutrition and health information. Come by often for tips and inspiration to healthy living – no matter how busy you are. I am a registered dietitian nutritionist offering credible, practical nutrition advice to keep busy people healthy. Yes indeed, we can be both busy and healthy.

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