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​8 Tips for Mindful Eating

It’s very easy to get derailed this time of year from our otherwise healthy eating habits. Watching holiday meal commercials or shopping for your regular groceries are enough to tempt anyone to stray from normal routines. With all of those delectable foods displayed everywhere and bombarding us in the face, it’s hard to resist. Some look forward all year long to that tantalizing holiday meal a…

The Food Groups and How Much We Should Eat

The Food Guide Pyramid was released in 1992, and this is what I was taught to use as a guideline throughout school and grad school as an aspiring dietitian. In 2005, it was replaced with MyPyramid, and in 2011, MyPlate replaced MyPyramid. MyPlate is the current USDA guideline and is great for people of all ages who want to develop healthy eating habits within the five food groups: vegetables,…

5 Tips for Eating Healthy on a Budget

Many people think that eating healthy is out of their budget. And, quite frankly, who can argue that when there are one-dollar menu items on most fast food menus? One thing we must consider about fast food bargain items is that the restaurant is still making a profit, even at that rock bottom price. It makes you wonder what is the true nutritional value and quality of that meat? I think it…

​5 Healthy Eating Habits to Try

With the New Year comes new changes. Many of us will make a few personal adjustments to promote a healthier lifestyle – and there’s no better place to start than with food choices. After our usual holiday binging, it’s a welcome challenge to shift gears. Let’s take a look at a few ways to improve our eating habits, whether we want to dive in or take one step at a time. Eat protein with each…

Fat Doesn't Make You Fat

For years, we’ve been told that fat is bad, eating full-fat foods will lead to weight gain, and if you want to lose weight, you have to go low-fat or fat-free. And now, years later, we still have a weight problem in America. The reality is, when fat is reduced or removed, foods lose their flavor. But manufacturers of low-fat foods want to be able to sell them, so in order to improve flavor, t…