Posted on 02/16/2017
Unfortunately, too many people associate the word “diet” with deprivation. But it doesn’t have to be that way! Let’s break it down. The word “diet” simply means the kinds of food that a person habitually eats. We all eat, which means we all eat a certain diet. Perhaps, this understanding is the first step to disassociating diet and deprivation. Next, we all need to understand a few key facts about our health and what food means to it.
Posted on 02/9/2017
Most people associate the term “processed food” with unhealthy food. While that is sometimes the case, it isn’t the case all the time. How do you know if what you eating is healthy? Is something too processed? Using too many ingredients? Here are some guidelines to help you determine fact from fiction regarding the processing of foods.
Posted on 02/2/2017
Our very own registered dietitian nutritionist, Rene Ficek, shares her 3 tips for making healthier choices for Valentine's Day.
Posted on 01/31/2017
A new study by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is reporting that 30 percent of children are consuming 2 or more sugary drinks per day! That’s a great deal of calories and added sugar children are drinking on a daily basis. Which does not even take into effect the amount of added sugar they are consuming through food either!
Posted on 01/26/2017
Dietary fat has long been a villain of the dietary world. Everywhere you went, the message was loud and clear: fat is bad. However, fats are making a comeback!
Posted on 01/24/2017
Want to live longer? Turns out, you may already be doing something good for yourself by being active and in turn lengthening your life. According to researchers in a new study, women who maintain an active lifestyle live longer lives than those who led a sedentary lifestyle.
Posted on 01/19/2017
In a perfect world, we would all function according to our internal clocks. But, our fast paced world demands trick our body into being awake when it’s tired, and sleepy when it’s awake. For some, this requires incorporating caffeine and sugar during the day and sometimes alcohol and supplements at night. All this outside influence can wreak havoc on our body by causing stress and weight gain. Reduce these outside stressors, and avoid weight gain, with a few nutrition tips.
Posted on 01/12/2017
If you decided to make and keep only one New Year’s resolution this year, make sure you eat a healthy breakfast every morning. Here are my top 4 reasons to start your day off right with a healthy breakfast:
Posted on 01/4/2017
#ProjectREAL has come to a conclusion after 6 months and the Grittons of Minnesota have not only lost a combined total of 128 pounds, but regained their health and energy in the process. They have a whole new life, thanks to Seattle Sutton’s Healthy Eating #ProjectREAL.
Posted on 01/3/2017
Our very own registered dietitian nutritionist, Rene Ficek is sharing her top 3 tips for a healthier 2017 in our monthly video series, “Healthy Beat.”