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"why HIIT training isn't always a great idea" over woman in red workout clothes jumping

If you are the type of person who feels like you need to go hard or go home when it comes to your workouts….you would be better off staying home. Okay, maybe not staying home, but you can benefit from easing off the intensity a bit. Working harder isn’t always smarter. You want to make […]

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"Can I eat _ and still lose weight?" over pizza, popcorn, chips, burger, and fries

Ice cream? Tacos? Bacon cheeseburger? Birthday cake? Can I eat [insert perceived bad food here] and still lose weight? Yes! Absolutely. Please do. Does this surprise you coming from a Registered Dietitian? I hope not. So here’s the thing – no food is inherently good or bad. Yes, the nutritional compositions of all foods are […]

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"does drinking water help with weight loss?" over image of carafe pouring water into a glass

On the agenda for today: does drinking enough water really help with a weight loss goal? It’s easy to think about building your plate the right way, getting your movement in, and all the other ways we talk about supporting metabolism in Metabolism Makeover, but hydration can sometimes sink to the bottom of the list. […]

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"is coconut oil a healthy fat?" over coconut, coconut oil, and coconut meat

Oh, coconut oil. You have earned a spot in our pantries for many legit reasons. For one, you are a multitasking machine. You can be used for cooking, skincare, and hair care. Your shelf life is excellent. Plus, your price in bulk at Cosco is A+. But is coconut oil truly as amazing as they […]

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"Top 25 Foods to Pack in Protein" over salmon, chicken, eggs, milk, meat, nuts, and beans

What helps you stay full and satiated and revs up your metabolism? PROTEIN! And you may not be eating enough of it. The Recommended Daily Allowance (RDA) for protein is 0.8 grams per kilogram of body weight or 0.36 grams per pound of body weight. But this amount of daily protein is simply the minimum […]

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"what is a functional medicine practitioner" text over stethoscope, pen, and chart

Let’s talk conventional medicine vs. functional medicine. Two very different approaches but both special in their own ways.  Conventional medicine is more like the auto body shop. They typically use a hands-on approach to fixing something that already exists or happened in the body (for instance, a sickness/disease/broken bone), similar to a car post-wreck that […]