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Portion Distortion

"Portion Distortion" is a real problem these days, and it is one of the reasons Americans have been gaining so much weight over the years. In today's food environment extra large servings of food have become the norm. We have all gotten used to eating...

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Try These Five Fall Vegetables Besides Pumpkin

Everybody knows that fall is for pumpkins. Pumpkin pie, pumpkin bread, pumpkin lattes and pumpkin pancakes, but did you know there are lots of other amazing fall fruits and vegetables that shine this time of year? Parsnips, turnips, winter squash, dark leafy greens,...

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5 Culprits Behind Gas and Bloating

Most of us can relate to feeling bloated or having excess gas at one time or another.  Excessive gas and bloating are one of the most common GI complaints. In fact, it's normal to pass gas 13-21 times per day! Although there are many factors that can cause gas and...

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Back to School: 10 Healthy Snacks Your Kids Will Love

School's back in! And while you'll be enjoying a little more peace and quiet in the house during the day, you've still got a child (or a whole army of children) to feed as soon as they get back home each afternoon. But what can you make for kids that they'll actually...

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Mindful Eating: A Non-Diet Approach to Healthy Eating

Mindless Eating versus Mindful Eating It's 3pm and you grab a snack from the vending machine and sit down to enjoy it in front of your computer. Two minutes later, your much anticipated snack is gone, and you don't even remember eating it! Sound familiar?   Ever eat...

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5 Healthier Alternatives to Soda

Why You Should Stop Drinking Soda Soda and other sugary beverages are often blamed for weight gain, and for good reason! It's nearly impossible to drink regular soda on a daily basis, and still meet dietary recommendations for added sugars. Just one 20 oz...

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