Want Energy?  Let’s talk SLEEP!

Want Energy? Let’s talk SLEEP!

If we are talking about energy, we must start by talking about sleep.  Why you should care:  Lack of sleep is associated with chronic conditions, weight gain and weaker immune system.  Yikes. Goal 7-8 hours per night yet most of us...

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Beef:  It’s what should be for dinner

Beef: It’s what should be for dinner

Before I begin, this is not a plug for beef.  Nor is this an attack on vegans or vegetarians.  This here lil post is in beef’s defense.  I am not associated with the beef council; I am just a dietitian from Texas who wants you to stop feeling guilty...

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Pulse Check on Pulses

Pulse Check on Pulses

For my non dietitian friends, you might be asking yourself, "What the f are pulses?!"  So glad you asked dear friends!  Pulses are beans, lentils and peas....and they are AWESOME.  Banished by the fools that follow paleo (if you know me at all, you know...

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Fat is back!

Guess who's back?  Back again?  Fat is back!  Tell a friend!!  Ok, sorry...that just never gets old! Let's chat fat.  Anyone that dieted in the 90s is reluctant to bring this macronutrient back into their world.  Remember those green...

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High Quality H2O

Water.  Totes important.  Majority of our bodies are water.  Needless to say, hydration is very important.  "They" say 8 glasses of 8 ounces of water a day.  But, actually, fluid needs are quite individualized.  Fluid needs vary greatly from person to person due to...

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Alcohol and the Big C

Let's talk booze.  Anytime I am presenting, the topic of alcohol ALWAYS comes up.  I am a quarter Italian (a strong quarter) so I get it.  I enjoy a glass of wine on days that end in "Y". Wine brings people together!  Sunday night family dinner = wine.  Celebrating...

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Chin Up, Buttercup – Mood Boosting Foods

Winter...am I right?  Short days.  Cold weather.  This season can leave you in a funk!  What can you do to re-energize and boost your mood?  Eat!  Look, I am ALL for pharmacological intervention, but for this lil diddy today, I am talking...

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