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Despite all the negatives, the pandemic has brought about some good food and nutrition changes, like a more resilient food system, more at-home cooking, better meal planning skills, & less food waste. How has the pandemic impacted your own eating habits?
If you suspect (or know) that your drinking water is low in minerals, could mineral water be a good thing to add to your diet? It might.
Q: We’re told to reduce calories to lose fat & to eat more to gain muscle. What’s the best strategy to do both at the same time? A: That depends on whether you are interested in changing your body weight or your body composition. The two are not the same.
A hundred years ago, 1 in every 4 Americans was employed in agriculture. Today, it’s just 1 in 50. Most of us really have no idea how the food we eat every day gets to us--here's your opportunity to find out.
What are your favorite spring-centric foods to eat? #FirstDayOfSpring
"People struggle with addiction everyday without committing murder. Let’s not scapegoat addiction or mental illness."…
What's your go-to meal to make when it seems like the fridge is just full of leftovers? (I love a leftover mash-up meal!)
When health experts told us we were eating too much sugar, industry had an answer for us: artificial sweeteners. All the sweetness (and then some!), none of the problems. Only it turned out there WERE problems.
Calorie counters are notoriously unreliable, so is it worth paying attention to them? @NutritionDiva breaks down everything you need to know about calories, including how we process them and how they're measured.
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What's on deck for dinner tonight?
Chronic, low-level inflammation affects more people than you might think--so almost everyone can benefit from eating foods that fight inflammation.
Do you have to worry about pesticides on wild blueberries?
Despite all the negatives, the year-long pandemic has brought about some good changes when it comes to food and nutrition. Here are a few positives I've noticed--how have your eating habits changed in the last year?
Sourdough is a traditional method of making bread that's a bit more time- and labor-intensive than modern methods. (Perhaps that's why we assume it must also be better for us.) Get the scoop on all things sourdough. Listen now on @Spotify:
What are the top 3 things that you consider when choosing what/whether to eat?
Eating salad before a meal usually reduces the total caloric intake, but having your salad after your entree might encourage you to have a smaller helping of the main course. Do you eat salad before or after the entree?
It's taco night for me and nothing tastes better than these homemade corn tortillas 🌽😋 The perfect vehicle for your taco toppings!
If you're a gardener, what are your favorite seeds to plant?
In this episode, @NutritionDiva and @BrockSky talk about why it’s so important to choose which thoughts you give your energy to. And then in the next episode, we dive into how to determine what to do with those thoughts once they have been deemed worthy of attention.n
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Keeping your produce in special ethylene-absorbing bags may extend its shelf-life, but the best way to keep fruits and vegetables from going bad is to eat them promptly! Here's a handy printable chart of the best way to store different types of produce.
The term superfood suggests that this food is all you need to be healthy when this is certainly not the case.
Eating more mindfully allows us to get more enjoyment from our food and also to make sure that we’re not eating more than we need.
Managing our thoughts takes time (like most meaningful change) but taking that time can free our mental energy to make progress on our goals instead of just thinking about them.…
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Tell me you work in nutrition or food science without actually telling me you work in nutrition or food science...
Positive results in nutrition research are more likely to be published and publicized than null results, but that doesn't mean null results don't matter. Quite the oppostie!…
Fruit is a usually healthy choice, but for those with fructose malabsorption, the wrong kind of fruit (or too much of it) can cause painful
What nutrition topics are you interested in learning more about? #NationalNutritionMonth
We're not talking about taking gluten and pea protein and soybeans and fashioning them into a darn good imposter for hamburger. We're talking about real meat that is simply divorced from the process of raising and slaughtering an animal.
Eating a healthy and balanced diet can help ensure that you are getting all the protein, vitamins, and minerals you need for your immune system—and all your other biological systems—to function properly. But doubling up on these nutrients won't improve it.
With so many people stuck at home over the last year, sourdough bread baking has seen a big rise in popularity. Because of this, many think sourdough must be somehow more nutritious than regular bread. But are these beliefs backed up by any science?
Great talking with @NutritionDiva again about why null results matter in nutrition and supplementation research!…
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The Institute of Medicine recommends limiting your intake of vitamin A to no more than 10,000 IU. Here's a handy reference to the amount of preformed vitamin A in common food sources.
Sometimes, learning how to slow down and be more deliberate is part of what we need to learn to do in order to get to the result we’re seeking. Learn more on this week's @ChangeAcPod!…
Pain is a sign that you're doing something wrong. Discomfort is a sign that you're doing something NEW. Find out more from me and @NutritionDiva at…
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Eating more mindfully allows us to get more enjoyment from our food and also to make sure that we’re not eating more than we need. Here are 3 questions to think about before your next meal.
As we approach #NationalNutritionMonth, it's a good time to learn which factors determine how much (or how little) nutrition we get from our food.
Thanks to everyone who joined yesterday's Building Your Transformation Toolkit webinar! If you attended, which tip did you find the most useful? I'd love to hear how you plan to incorporate the tools into your life.
There are just a few hours before my next free webinar with @GetFitGuy! We'll share our best advice for: - Creating good habits - Getting (and staying) motivated - Clearing away excuses You can still save your free spot. Sign up here and see you at 4PM ET!
Tomorrow is the big day! Join me and @GetFitGuy for Building Your Transformation Toolkit, our new free webinar that gives you the tools you need to make lasting healthy habits, move past your obstacles, and stay motivated. Save your free spot now:
How long do nutrients stay in your body?
When adding fresh chili peppers to a recipe, add about half of what’s called for and taste the dish, gradually adding more until you get the level of heat you desire.
Many of us think we need to be always motivated, less stressed, or bound to a diet to make change happen. But it really only takes a few essential tools. @GetFitGuy & I are sharing these tools in our next free workshop, 2/27 at 4PM ET. Save your spot:
Dried fruit such as apricots, apples, and prunes—in moderation, of course!—can be a healthier way to satisfy your sweet tooth than reaching for a candy bar. But healthy or not, these sweet treats can still cause tooth decay.
It's not uncommon to experience a loss of appetite during times of acute stress. If you're experiencing this, @NutritionDiva says you should seek foods that provide more nutritious calories without filling you up too fast.
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In this episode, @NutritionDiva and @BrockSky explore ways to form a more intimate connection with your future self.
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Raise your hand if you jumped on the sourdough bread wagon at the start of the pandemic 👋 So many people we baking sourdough break, and many assumed that it must be more nutritious than regular bread. But is there any science to support that assumption?
Join me and @GetFitGuy to learn the 5 things you need to create lasting weight loss and habit change (and the 6 things you think you need, but don't) in our next free Weighless webinar! Save your free spot now--see you on 2/27 at 4PM ET. Sign up at
If we alter the composition of gut bacteria in people with Type 2 diabetes or prediabetes, would it improve their ability to metabolize sugar?
You don't need external accountability, constant motivation, & a strict diet to achieve #weightloss. You just need a few essential tools. Learn the skills you need for lasting habit change in my next free workshop on 2/27 at 4PM ET. Will I see you there?
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