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Nutrition
  Today is part II in a series about how we shape our children’s eating habits. For years, we have been blaming our children’s expanding waistline on fast food restaurants, advertisements on TV, sugary beverages and increased screen time. And while all of these factors are indeed culprits, parents and caregivers have an integral role...
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For years, we have been blaming our children’s expanding waistline on fast food restaurants, advertisements on TV, sugary beverages and increased screen time. And while all of these factors are indeed culprits, parents and caregivers have an integral role as well. It’s learned at home A study conducted at the University of North Carolina at...
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Last week, I wrote about my inability to feel the love for kale. I have the opposite relationship with avocados. It was love at first bite. When are avocados in season? While California’s peak season for avocados is February – September, we get a year-round supply of this fruit, thanks to our friends in Mexico....
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  I don’t like kale. It’s out in the open, like a confession to the priest (though I’m not Catholic). I have tried kale a number of different ways – baked, sautéed, raw, in dishes, salads smoothies and as kale chips. And still, I struggle to feel the love. Why should I care? Kale is...
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Is ‘snack’ a four five letter word in your vocabulary? I am a big fan of snacking throughout the day as a means of managing my weight and controlling an otherwise ravenous appetite. Working from home greatly simplifies the snacking process, as I can walk over to the cupboard or fridge and grab a variety...
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Just this past weekend, Luke saw a TV commercial for Carl’s Junior and said, “Look Mom, Carl’s Junior is now offering healthy foods.” Though he didn’t ask to try out one of their menu selections, he demonstrates the incredible power in advertising to youngsters. After all, the ad convinced my perceptive 11-year-old son of a...
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As much as I love preparing dinner, trying new recipes and introducing my family to different flavors, I struggle with two other meal-times, specifically breakfast and snacks. Breakfast is notorious for its high-calorie, high-carb and sugary assortment of options, ranging from cereals to toast to scones to cinnamon rolls. Though eggs are a great alternative,...
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Artwork by John Warfel  The anti-gluten movement reminds me of the low-fat craze that took hold in the early eighties. Like fat was, gluten now seems to be the root of all evil. But is it? Science or Hoopla? Even when fads are based in science, there are many manufacturers waiting in the wings to...
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Like winning the Powerball jackpot, the odds of losing weight overnight and keeping it off are slim (excuse the pun). Instead of expecting miracles, give up a small, unhealthy habit that could make a big impact on your weight long-term. Said again….. Give up something in your diet you won’t notice you’re missing. Maybe that...
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The question I most frequently get asked is: “What do you eat to stay so thin?” My response is typically: “I eat healthy, whole foods and plenty of them. And I don’t deprive myself of dessert.” I’m guessing that answer is a bit vague to a lot of you. However, there’s another important detail worth...
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