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My Favorite Crackers

When shopping for clean and nutrient dense crackers, it’s difficult to choose the best options.  Many people love Ritz crackers. It’s essential to read ingredients because you’ll learn that Ritz crackers contains partially hydrogenated oil and high fructose corn syrup! Even crackers that claim to be “healthy,” like Wheat Thins and Wheatables contain high fructose […]

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Plain Water Alternatives

Sick of plain old water?  Many clients tell me that they don’t enjoy the taste of water because it’s flavorless.  Sorry to break it to you…a healthy metabolism needs at least 8 cups of water a day!  Unfortunately, most flavored waters on the market are bad for you.  Here are two popular drinks that my […]

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My Favorite Greek Yogurt Brands

When walking through the yogurt isle at the supermarket, it’s tricky finding a yogurt that is low in added sugar, has clean ingredients, and still tastes delicious. Yogurts like Yoplait, Dannon, and Light & Fit are packed with sugar and/or artificial sweeteners that can cause inflammation in the body. It is important to pick a […]

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Acai Bowls and Hidden Sugar

There is a huge difference between homemade acai bowls and restaurant prepared acai bowls. For example, Jamba Juice makes acai bowls packed with honey, fruits, and sweetened soymilk.  These ingredients sound healthy until you learn that one serving contains 67 grams of sugar and 99 grams of carbohydrates! That is a blood sugar crash waiting […]

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Is the Keto Diet Good For You?

People always ask me, “What is your opinion on the Ketogenic Diet?” and “What is a Keto Diet”. Here is a simple explanation: When eating a high fat and low carb keto diet, the body is forced into a process called ketosis to use fat (avocado, eggs, grass fed beef) for energy instead of carbohydrates […]

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Packable Snack List

I am on the Space Coast Dragon Boat Team.  When participating in a festival, it is an all day event and it is essential to pack lots of food to maintain my energy.  As the team nutritionist, many of my teammates have asked me for healthy packable snack ideas.   Hope you all find my list helpful to […]

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Top 5 Protein Powders

Clients are always asking me what protein powder they should use.  Seems like an easy question but unfortunately, most protein powders are unhealthy.  I’ve written articles about this topic in the past but I want to provide you with up to date information and options. Read the ingredients What is the protein source?  Soy…NO good.  […]

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Balanced Life = True Weight Loss

I recently wrote this article for Everything Brevard Magazine (January 2018): Balanced Life = True Weight Loss Our American society is filled with busy schedules and high demands.  Along with work and family stressors, does your health and weight stress you out too?  Learn how to balance your hectic routine with a healthy and whole […]

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Daily Affirmations for Healthy Weight Loss

Most of my clients have negative views of themselves.  I hear them saying “I’m fat” or “my metabolism is slow”.  In order to see positive changes with your body, you need to start with your mind.  Your outlook will dictate your future.  If you say your fat, most likely, you will stay fat.  Let’s choose […]

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Weight Loss Carbohydrate Portions

How many carbs are we supposed to eat?  It is a tricky question!  Here are two opposite ends of the spectrum: If you eat too many carbs or lots of processed carbs… Your insulin level will slowly increase causing weight gain. You may have continual cravings for sweets and processed carbs. Other symptoms include fatigue, joint pain, […]

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