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Q&A: Pass the Quinoa

Q: Why is quinoa so expensive and is it really good for you? ~Marcie (MA) A: Greetings to you Marcie!!  Great inquiry about quinoa, often touted as a “super grain.”  Funny enough, quinoa is not an actual grain and is related to leafy, green veggies, i.e. spinach.  Quinoa has earned its notoriety because of the numerous health and nutritious […]

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Q&A: Water With Lemon Please

Q: Why does water with lemon help with your metabolism and “jump start” dieting? How much water with lemon should you drink per day? Can you drink too much water with lemon? ~Lelalou (MA) A: Happy New Year Lelalou and I appreciate you writing in with a question!  Lemon juice does contain certain properties that can […]

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New Year’s Resolutions aka Hogwash

We’ve all been there…”Come January 1st I’m going to go to the gym everyday” or “For the New Year I’m giving up sweets.”  Ah yes, good ol’ New Year’s resolutions; we have a tendency to make them quite stringent and then when we “mess up” and maybe skip a day at the gym or have […]

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Turkey Day is Just Around the Corner…

The time of year is upon us where folks begin stocking up on pantry items and ingredients in preparation for Thanksgiving; the meal where everyone is expected to take cat naps after dinner and then gather around the table for a second round with turkey sandwiches and all the fixins’.  Why not make this holiday […]

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Weight Loss Journey – Rachel Week 6&7

The past two weeks have been extremely crucial in my weight loss journey.  I was at a standstill and I knew that I had 3 pounds to lose and it was turning out to be extremely difficult. Until I started this diet I was always under the impression that calories were important.  The first weeks […]

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Weight Loss Journey – Rachel Week 5

This week for me was all about mixing and matching meals.  I had been continuously eating the same kinds of meals for each of the 6 meals.  I was starting to get a little bored, so I decided to mix it up a bit.  I started eating salads again at lunch.  I used to eat […]

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Q&A: Protein Shakes

Q: Hi, I have recently started using the WHEY Protein power for shakes. There are so many different kinds. I currently have the EAS WHEY Protein. What is the difference? Also, which one is better for you if your dieting? Thanks! ~Kimberly (MA) A: Hi Kimberly, You couldn’t be more right!  There are so many […]

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Weight Loss Journey – Rachel Week 4

This past week has been the most gratifying so far.  After last week, losing nothing, I was a bit frustrated.  I kept working at it.  The key for me this week was trying new foods.  I am not an incredibly picky eater, but I definitely stick to my norm.  This week I decided to take […]

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Fiber: Feel Full and Keep Your Stomach A Happy Camper!

Fiber has gotten a bad rap in the past with people envisioning bloating, discomfort and gas as an instinctive association.  It is true that if certain foods, (i.e. beans, broccoli, onions, cabbage) are consumed in large quantities they may cause the abovementioned symptoms, however not all gastrointestinal tracts are the same and tolerances vary by individual. Fiber should […]

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Dear Restaurant Chains: Instead of Rocketing Calories Sky High, How About We See More Calorie Busting???

Recently I have seen a slew of advertisements/announcements regarding new menu items for a variety of establishments.  I’m sure that many are familiar with radio/television ads hyping the latest and greatest burger, sandwich, etc.  One would think that in this day and age eateries would be wanting to project their images with more of a nutritionally sound approach since […]

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