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30 Healthy Balanced Snacks to Keep You Full

Is Organic Food Healthier Than Conventional?

Is Coconut Oil Good for Weight Loss and Health?

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Is the secret to reaching your best weight lurking at the bottom of the ocean?    Sea moss for weight loss is a trending topic. Let’s wade through what is currently known about sea moss so that you can make an informed decision about if this product is right for you…or if you should wish […]

Should You Try Sea Moss for Weight Loss? A Dietitian Weighs In

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Out of nowhere comes a craving. CHOCOLATE! I WANT CHOCOLATE! You realize your period is around the corner and wonder, “why do I crave chocolate on my period?” It’s so frustrating!   Having cravings – usually for sweets or fatty foods – right before and during your period is normal.  You’re not a “weak” or […]

Why (Oh Why) Do I Crave Chocolate on My Period?

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Learn more about the difference between Registered Dietitians (RD) and nutritionists. Read about dietitian vs nutritionist education, training, and scope of practice–and how to find the right practitioner for you. What is a registered dietitian (RD)?   A Registered Dietitian (RD) is a regulated health professional who is an expert in food and nutrition.  They’re […]

Registered Dietitian vs Nutritionist: What is the difference?

What's the difference between a registered dietitian vs nutritionist

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Wondering how to stay committed to a healthy diet? Try these 10 dietitian tips to be more consistent with food and find a healthy balance long-term.   1. Start with small diet changes   It’s common to feel excited with your new healthy lifestyle and want to totally overhaul your diet. But when you change […]

Can’t Stick to a Diet? 11 Tips to be More Consistent with Food

How to Stick to a Diet and not cheat

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Calorie counting can be a bit of a slippery slope. It usually starts off well intentioned. You start counting calories when you want to lose weight. And at first, it might feel like a powerful tool that helps educate you on different foods and portions. But calorie counting can become obsessive, too. Before you know […]

How to Stop Calorie Counting and What to Do Instead

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How we sleep can have a significant impact on how we eat. Inadequate sleep can impact hunger hormones and increase overeating throughout the day1. It can also impact the types of foods you choose and how satisfied you feel after eating.  Read on to understand more about how sleep can impact hunger and learn how […]

Undersleep and Overeating: How Sleep Can Impact Hunger Hormones

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Eating beyond fullness happens to the best of us.  And on occasion, it’s not really cause for concern! But if you find it happening more than you want it to, it’s worth some investigation. Especially if your overeating feels out of control or happens more frequently than you might like. Read on to learn how […]

5 Dietitian tips to overcome overeating with gentle nutrition

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Medically reviewed by Miranda Galati, Registered Dietitian (RD), MHSc Understanding the differences between emotional vs physical hunger can help you become more aware of what is driving you to eat so you can make more mentally and physically satisfying food choices.  Food is deeply connected to how we feel. We eat when we’re anxious, tired, […]

Emotional Hunger vs Physical Hunger: How to Spot the Difference

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Without a doubt, this is the season of delicious food. If you’re familiar with my style, you’ll know I take an ‘all foods fit’ approach to nutrition. I want you to balance great nutrition with satisfaction—which means you may be in recovery mode from a few too many holiday indulgences right about now. If you’re […]

5 Ways to Feel Less Bloated After the Holidays Without Detoxing

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It’s 3 pm and your energy is running low. You need something to keep yourself from totally nodding off, so you grab a bag of chips. They don’t totally satisfy, but they taste good and you’re too busy to eat anything else. Fast-forward a few hours and you’re arriving home feeling HANGRY to say the […]

How to Build Healthy Snacks and 30 Balanced Snack Ideas

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