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What should I eat for optimal performance?

Remember that a well-fueled body is going to perform better than one that has been starved all day. Do not overeat. Any food that remains in the stomach may cause cramping, indigestion, nausea, and/or vomiting. Try to eat small meals/snacks five to seven times per day. It is important to consume 20 to 30 grams [...]

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Promote healthy eating as a family

Parents whose children reach for fruits and vegetables instead of candy and chips are more than just lucky. They most likely are healthy eaters themselves and usually aren’t afraid to sample unique foods in front of their children. Children learn more about wholesome patterns by mimicking their parents than they do from reading or listening [...]

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What is binge eating disorder?

Binge eating disorder (BED) is characterized by repeated periods of eating large quantities of food, combined with a sense of loss of control without regular compensatory behaviors (purging, laxatives, exercising excessively). Symptoms include: a feeling that one cannot stop eating or control how much one is eating, eating much more rapidly than normal, eating until [...]

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Why do we worry so much about body image?

Body-image is how we think, feel, and react to our own perceived physical appearances to the outer world.  Body-image develops over time based on culture, media, family, peers, others, and our own mental thoughts.  Body image is not permanent; it is always changing and is a process we can work on and adjust over lifetime. [...]

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What is in a pound?

Many people wonder why they don’t lose weight. The biggest reason is a lack of calorie deficit in there day. It’s simple math, calories in must equal exercise calories out to maintain, lose or gain. Here’s a what if …a pound of weight loss equals the need for a deficit of 3,500 calories. Doing this [...]

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March is National Nutrition Month

March is National Nutrition Month, and this year the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics is encouraging everyone to “Enjoy the Taste of Eating Right.” Now, I know what some of you may already be thinking – as you think of all your favorites, that eating right doesn’t include the “good stuff.” But eating right really [...]

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Heart Health

Fall in Love with Heart-Healthy Food

Although February is all about love, when it comes to food, many of us find ourselves in a love-hate relationship. Don’t get us wrong, we love food!  But things quickly change when we try to commit to healthier eating… or (gasp) a diet! We feel robbed of our favorite comfort foods, and that green leafy [...]

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Do you have a cola drinking problem???

Do you drink cola beverages?  I just recently read an abstract from a United States government bulletin.  “The popular cola drink is a strange mixture of phosphoric acid, sugar, coloring and flavoring matter.  The amount of phosphoric acid is 55%, giving cola drinks an acidity of pH 2.6, or about the same as vinegar.  Why [...]

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Supersized Waistlines of Americans… and 10 tips to shrink yours

Are you like the 60% of American’s who eat a fast food lunch at least once a week; or the 25% who eat out 5 or MORE times because of a hectic life? Although a meal eaten on the run fits easily into a busy schedule; it is not an invitation to eat unhealthy or [...]

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Here’s how to get started on a positive body image breakthrough

Sometimes we use “thinness” and diets as a metaphor for what we really want in life. We think, “When I lose weight, I’ll finally be happy.” Being thin won’t make you happy. Being healthy and well will improve your sense of satisfaction with your life. You’ll have more energy; you’ll sleep better; your moods might [...]

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