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I always say I’m a lucky mom for many reasons – among these, Luke is a very even-keeled boy. Not too moody. Generally happy. He laughs a lot and is fun to be around, unless he doesn’t get enough sleep or hasn’t eaten in a long time. Part of his disposition I can safely attribute...
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Occasionally, when I prepare dinner early and am seeking entertainment while doing so, I turn on the television to watch Dr. Oz — I am interested to know which health topics are top of mind among consumers. Perhaps it’s sheer chance, but it seems he is always talking about some food product, herb, supplement, procedure...
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Lately, it seems, I’m hearing a lot about protein. My husband is increasing his protein intake as a means of building muscle mass. I, myself, have increased the amount of protein I eat over the past several years. My incentive is to gain more endurance for distance running and marathons, and my heavy carbohydrate diet...
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I’m looking forward to the AFC and NFC championships this weekend. And though Tar Heel Hakeem Nicks is one man I’m excited about, I’m also cheering for Ray Lewis, especially after reading a recent article in USA Today entitled, “Hungry for Another Title, Ravens’ Lewis Watches Diet.” This article disclosed a few things Lewis consumes...
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I was on vacation last week in the South, specifically Wilmington, NC. It never fails – after a week-long visit – I feel like I have gained ten pounds. Between biscuits and sauces and desserts, I eat more rich foods than my body is accustomed. So my intention today was to write a third post in...
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This is the second, in a 4-part series, on how to put your favorite recipes on a diet, making them healthier and just as delicious in the process! Click here to read Part I, which includes some of my general “diet” recommendations. Last week, after I shared my recipe diet tips for Shrimp ‘N Grits,...
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This is the first, in a 4-part series, on how to put your favorite recipes on a diet, making them healthier and just as delicious in the process! I’m about to head East in a few weeks to visit my mom in lovely Wilmington, North Carolina. I’m sure, upon a return to “God’s country,” as...
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Do you find yourself getting lost in fat minutia at times? With all the types of dietary fat and confusing terms for fat, it’s hard to keep all the fat facts straight. Why Should You Care? Consuming too much dietary fat, especially unhealthy types, might result in weight gain. In addition, high fat consumption could...
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You may remember the advertising slogan from 1987, but did you realize that pork tenderloin is just as lean as the leanest type of chicken (a skinless chicken breast)? A study carried out by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) found that pork tenderloin contains only 2.98 grams of fat per 3-ounce serving1, compared to...
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I recently finished reading a book entitled Runner’s World Performance Nutrition for Runners, written by Matt Fitzgerald. The book offers practical advice on how to eat better, optimize your body composition and improve performance, among other nutrition and endurance running related. Though the book is definitely tailored to a competitive athlete, I think there are...
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