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Mary Cate Eklund, RD, LDN, LMNT

What can color do for you?

Weight Management

Spring has sprung! We can start to move on from gloomy winter weather and look forward to more color. Spring is the perfect time to take a look at the color on your plate as well. Adding more pigment to your plate increases the variety of foods you eat and the nutrients your body receives, including phytonutrients. Phytonutrients are a group of naturally occurring compounds found in plant based foods that can provide positive health benefits. One of the most common names for phytonutrients are antioxidants. These compounds can provide protection against cancer and support many of our body’s functions. Here are some of the common phytonutrients we find in colorful fruits and vegetables: LYCOPENE- You will find lycopene in … Continue reading

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Robin Duhon, RD, LMNT

7 Ways To Make Your Salad Healthy

Nutrition, Wellness

Salad week is the fourth week of July. Summer is in full swing and it’s the perfect time to gather fresh ingredients to create healthy salads. Enjoying a salad is a great way to get a majority of your daily vitamin and mineral needs. They can be a light and refreshing meal to help you beat the summer heat, and can even be prepared in advance to help you eat a healthy meal during your busy summer schedule. Here are some tips to help you utilize the season’s produce to create healthy, delicious and satisfying meals. Keep the protein lean Use grilled, sautéed or broiled meats in your entrée salads. Go for lean cuts, like loins, or use chicken breast … Continue reading

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Weight Management Team

5 Festive Tips for a Healthy Holiday Waistline

Weight Management

As we all know, the holidays provide several more reasons (as if Americans needed any more) to sit at the table or on the couch, and eat.  Thanksgiving is our one national holiday that’s absolutely devoted to overeating.  And Christmas meals are just like Thanksgiving, with some added presents and a tree. Then there’s New Years with far too many calorie-packed beverages.  Every year around November come all the helpful tips on how to have a successful healthy Holiday season.  Even so, many times it still turns out to be yet another very unhealthy, overindulgent season.  Here are some down-to-earth steps you can take to prevent your December and January from being filled with guilt and regret. Structure Unfortunately this … Continue reading

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Shana Skillstad

Finding the Balance

Weight Management

Are you or someone you know currently on a “diet?” Obesity is the cause of 300,000 deaths each year, the cause being multi-factorial: genetic, behavioral and environmental. Long-term maintenance or weight loss is often not achieved. Why? Because behaviors and environment can be very difficult to change – and these are the very things over which we DO have control! Some of the most common struggles I hear are: “I was taught from a young age to clear everything off my plate whenever I eat, so I don’t know what a portion even feels or looks like,” “I eat all the healthy foods they say you should eat in order to lose weight, but I am still overweight,” and “I … Continue reading

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Grant Hewitt

Finding Your Path to Good Health

Weight Management

Sometimes you find your own path to good health by following someone else’s example.  In this case, following the inspiring example below might be just such an example.  This was recently posted on the HMR Diet website: During college, I wasn’t healthy. My eating habits were deplorable, I didn’t exercise, and drinking water was foreign to me. I actually thought people just drank water to be trendy. I would routinely stay up late studying and it wouldn’t be uncommon to eat an entire bag of Twix® mini candy bar s to keep me going. (I’ve always had a terrible sweet tooth, and still do!) I gained the “Freshman 15” (plus 10), and really didn’t feel great about myself. The problem … Continue reading

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