#1 Tip to Prevent Holiday Weight Gain

The holidays are upon us, and you know what that means… The average American can gain up to 5 pounds over the next couple of months. Why? Shorter days, darker days, more time inside, an exponential increase of treats and beverages everywhere we turn. I’ll add stress to the list too, why not? As a […]

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3 Top Exercise at Home Tips

Not sure how to fit an effective workout into your new schedule? Here are my 3 top tips for free, effective, any ability workouts on YouTube (that I actually use) when I┬ádon’t have time to go to the gym, or it’s just to cold/hot/crazy outside: 1. For total body conditioning, toning, and getting your heart […]

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Healthy BBQ Side Dishes

Love to attend or host BBQs, but don’t love the typical meat-focused menu? Try something new this summer and bring protein-packed iron-boosting lentils to the party! Here are some lentil-buying tips to get you started (click on the recipe link below for recipes and everything else you need to know about lentils): The most commonly […]

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Healthy Fats Healthy Heart

Need to lower your “bad” LDL cholesterol or raise your “good” HDL cholesterol? Eat some heart healthy avocados! This green pitted creamy tropical fruit can be swapped with your usual butter to upgrade your heart health. Click on the PDF below for some example meal plans to make it easier for you to plan your […]

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Performance Nutrition Update

Last month, I spent some time at Division I Duke University in North Carolina learning the latest in college sports, pro sports, and military performance nutrition. Check out some behind-the-scene photos of Duke Football. You’ll notice a strength record with the name Paul Asack on it. He is an amazing athlete I used to run […]

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UMass Students and Zing Bars!

    Last week, the Nutrition students attending UMass Lowell kept their blood sugar steady trying tasty Zing Bars as I discussed with them the many pathways to becoming dietitian. This was my second time talking to the students at UML. Thank you for having me back Professor Keyes! These bright students will all go […]

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8 Tools You Should Have in Your Kitchen

Image via The Wire Cutter Ever rent a house instead of staying in a hotel? Have more control over your meals by having access to a kitchen at all hours of the day and night. Cook with local ingredients, spare yourself endless mediocre meals at tourist traps, and spend more time relaxing, knowing that you […]

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