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7 Nutrition Lessons Americans Can Learn from Other Cultures

Some of the most interesting (to me) lessons from my nutrition education were those that explored the nutritional practices of various cultures throughout the world.  I’m fascinated by the differences in the foods we consume, and I love that we can learn tried-and-true principles by comparing the health of millions of different people with such…

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Healthy Cauliflower Chicken “Fried Rice”

A huge, steaming bowl of fried rice is definitely a “comfort food” for me, but some versions of fried rice can be a bit heavy – P.F. Chang’s version of Chicken Fried Rice has 1240 calories, 25g fat, 2050g sodium, and 206g carbohydrates – yikes!  (Don’t get me wrong, life is not about counting calories,…

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Podcasts to Motivate Your Workout

This post has been updated for 2018! Check out the updated list here! When you work out, do you listen to music?  Zone out?  Watch TV or read a magazine from your machine at the gym? I do believe in the restorative power of tuning in to your own thoughts or listening to your body…

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Getting Better Every Day

It’s Motivation Monday, and all I’m asking this week is that you make one step forward, to become better this week than you were last week.  You choose what that means for you – one additional workout this week, some extra sleep, one small diet change, a faster time on your regular running loop, or…

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7 Thoughts on Artificial Sweeteners

I’ve spoken several times about reducing the added sugars in your diet and the harms of consuming too much sugar.  But does that mean you should replace all the added sugar you’re currently consuming with artificial sweeteners? I haven’t yet dedicated a post to artificial sweeteners because they are such a controversial topic, and there’s…

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