5 tips for a breakfast that helps you have a better day

breakfast

My post about breakfast ideas for when your schedule goes out the window certainly resonated with some of you! Several of you mentioned it during nutrition counseling sessions with me. Some of you wondered what breakfast should be like when the start of your day goes a bit more according to plan. Although your choices will vary based on…

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Win the breakfast challenge with this quick & easy recipe

breakfast challenge

The “breakfast challenge” is one of the most common issues I see with women who come to see me for help losing weight or avoiding weight gain.  Why? It frequently affects how they eat later in the day. What is the “breakfast challenge”? It can take many forms.  Do one or more of these sound…

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8 breakfast ideas for when your morning routine gets disrupted

#time crunched #breakfast #runninglate

Most people who see me for nutrition counseling know how I feel about the importance of not skipping meals – especially breakfast!  Skipping meals can result in you making poor food and portion choices later in the day. A disrupted morning… One of the things that I discuss with people when I work with them…

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Something to think about as you set goals

setting your goals

If you are like most people, you made a goal for the new year to change something about how you eat. Maybe your goal is to lose weight. As you turn another year older, maybe your goal for this year will be to avoid gaining weight. Perhaps your goal is to figure out how to eat in…

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Avoiding holiday weight gain isn’t just about willpower…

avoiding weight gain

For some of us, the holidays are an annual battle to avoid holiday weight gain and belly fat. On the surface, this may look like a simple case of needing to avoid or limit the many tempting and delicious holiday treats. The reality is far different. Holiday weight gain goes beyond the foods It’s not…

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A better cranberry sauce

It may seem odd, but one of my favorite holiday foods is cranberry sauce. It may be due to the deep, rich red color at a time of year when it is cold and grey where I live. I certainly enjoy how cranberry sauce enhances the taste of turkey, chicken, pork, roast beef and even some…

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How to reduce calories when roasting vegetables

Roasting vegetables is a great way to bring out the sweetness in vegetables. Yet most people pour the oil over the vegetables and all of a sudden the calorie count for all of those lovely non-starch vegetables goes way up. Each tablespoon of oil has roughly 120 calories. Using the “pour” method most people use…

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Use this tip to make your grocery shopping easier

The other day I was working with someone who wanted to lose weight, but she found it challenging. As we discussed what she was having difficulties with, we both realized that a significant part of her struggles with food choices and weight related to her grocery shopping habits. She isn’t alone in this.  Many of…

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Could those fruits and vegetables make you sick?

You have just returned from your garden, grocery store or farmer’s market with fresh fruits and vegetables. Great! This is important step in feeling good, losing weight or keeping from gaining weight, and staying healthy.   Could those fruits and vegetables make you sick?  If you don’t wash them properly, they could. Avoid getting sick…

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