If you are tired of coming home after a long day, only to have to spend 30 minutes or even an hour putting together dinner, then try batch cooking. What is Batch Cooking? Batch cooking is basically meal prep — you plan and prepare your meals for the week ahead of time. The couple of…

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Is there a more quintessential “diet” food than salad? A well-built salad certainly earns its health food distinction — it can be a low calorie, nutrient dense meal that delivers veggies, fiber and protein, which keep you feeling full. However, one ingredient that can instantly change a salad’s nutritional profile is the dressing. It can…

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One of the most commonly heard “rules” in nutrition and wellness is that it is necessary to drink 8 glasses of water every day. It’s true that hydration is important, but the exact amount of water and how you should stay hydrated will vary by the individual, lifestyle, and activity level. The Institute of Medicine…

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When you think of exercise, what image comes to your mind? For many people, the first thought is the gym. With a large variety of equipment and a varied class schedule, a gym can be an excellent place to get a good workout. But if you feel more comfortable working out at home, want to…

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The summer season makes us want to spend more time outdoors. Who wants to be on a treadmill inside when you could be outside enjoying the beautiful weather? When it’s excessively hot, though, it can be unpleasant and even dangerous to exercise outside. To keep up your workout routine during sweltering temperatures, you need to…

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Refreshing cocktails, beer, and wine can seem like the perfect way to cool down during the warm summer months. The good news is that it’s absolutely possible to drink responsibly and stay on track with your wellness goals. Here’s my advice for enjoying alcohol without getting derailed. Remember Alcohol = Carbs It doesn’t matter what…

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Will you be grilling up veggie burgers this 4th of July? They’ve come a long way! The marketing for the newest crop of plant-based burgers, such as Impossible Burgers, boasts meaty flavor and the look, texture, and even “bleed” of a real beef burger. You can even order them at restaurants like Burger King, White…

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You’ve probably noticed that alkaline water has received a lot of hype lately. Purported benefits include weight loss, cancer resistance, increased energy and hydration, improved immune system functioning, and improved skin health. Can something as simple as drinking alkaline water really offer all these health benefits? Read on to find out if alkaline water is…

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Carbs have a bad rap. People have been led to believe that carbs make you fat.  They’re convinced that if they cut out carbs, their excess fat will melt off and optimal health is assured. In reality, this strategy can harm your health and undermine your weight loss goals. Knowledge is key to optimal health:…

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