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Healthy Snack Options to Satisfy Your Sweet Tooth

Posted on 03/23/2017

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If you believe you eat too much sugar, why not try cutting back rather than abstaining 100 percent? Forcing yourself to eat no sugar at all for any length of time increases the likelihood of binging on it at some point. It’s important for everyone to find a balance within their diet and practice moderation. The “all-or-nothing” approach when it comes to food often fails and sets dieters up for a harmful yo-yo diet cycle. Here are a few of my favorite “go-to” sweet treats that are sure to satisfy your sweet tooth cravings the next time they start to pang:

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Tricks to Speed Up Weight Loss

Posted on 03/16/2017

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With “swimsuit season” quickly approaching, many of us are looking for a quick weight loss fix. There are a few proven ways to lose a few pounds quickly and safely, but before buying into the latest diet craze touted by social media or deciding to omit carbs for a couple weeks, there are few things you need to know.

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Foods Cause Nearly Half Heart Disease Deaths

Posted on 03/14/2017

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Do you eat a steady diet of bacon, bologna, hot dogs, hamburgers, steaks, salty foods and sugary drinks? If so, then you may want to start cutting back on those foods and start eating nuts and seeds, omega-3 rich seafood such as salmon and sardines, fruits and vegetables and whole grains.

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How to Read Food Labels to Avoid Common Food Label Traps

Posted on 03/9/2017

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March is National Nutrition Month and Seattle Sutton's own registered dietitian nutritionist, Rene Ficek, shows us how to properly read nutrition labels so we can avoid common food label traps in our monthly video series, “Healthy Beat.”

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Which Seattle Sutton Meal Plan is Right for Me?

Posted on 03/2/2017

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Seattle Sutton’s Healthy Eating (SSHE) offers three different meal plans, so how do you know which meal plan is the best fit for you? There are several factors to consider in order to determine which SSHE plan is going to be the best plan for you.

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Does “Fresh” Always Mean Fresh?

Posted on 02/23/2017

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If you are a frequent consumer of health information, you have probably heard the recommendation to “eat fresh food” quite often. But what does that actually mean? The term “fresh,” when used on the label or in labeling of a food in a manner that suggests or implies that the food is unprocessed, means that the food is in its raw state and has not been frozen or subjected to any form of thermal processing or any other form of preservation.

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Ways to Start Dieting if You Hate Dieting

Posted on 02/16/2017

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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.

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Why and How to Avoid Processed Foods

Posted on 02/9/2017

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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.

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3 Healthy Tips for Valentine’s Day

Posted on 02/2/2017

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Our very own registered dietitian nutritionist, Rene Ficek, shares her 3 tips for making healthier choices for Valentine's Day.

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Kids Consuming Sugary Beverages

Posted on 01/31/2017

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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!

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