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How can I add flavor to my cooking without adding calories?

I love this question! I think that herbs and spice combinations can completely transform the taste and overall experience of a dish. Adding the right flavorings depending on what you are serving can increase meal satisfaction without having to add a lot of salt or fat. I would first…

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How much weight will I lose if I drink smoothies?

Smoothies can certainly be a healthy part of your diet, although smoothie consumption is not a “sure thing” for weight loss. To put it simplistically, smoothies contain calories. Consuming more calories than our body can burn can lead to weight gain, even if the smoothie is overall…

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Losing Weight with Hypothyroidism

Article by Registered Dietitian, Amy Bragagnini, MS, RD, CSO I have a colleague who recently let me know that she is unhappy with her weight. She reported that she has tried for years to lose weight and, despite her best efforts, she has been unable. She finally went to the doctor and was…

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How much juice can I drink after gastric bypass surgery?

Thanks for the thoughtful question. I will definitely address your question about consumption of Old Orchard Juice but first I would like to explain what dumping syndrome is and how it can be managed (for people who are unfamiliar with what you are going through). The Mayo Clinic defines…

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is it healthier to make my juice from scratch or buy Old Orchard juice?

This is a great question and it is one I hear almost every day. Many of my patients tell me that they have struggle getting adequate amounts of fruits and vegetables so they ask me if they can just juice instead. I always try to get my patients to consume the whole fruit or vegetable but if…

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Post-Holiday Blue Mood

The holidays have come and gone. All the months of excited anticipation and preparation are over in (what seemed like) a blink of an eye. I usually call this time of the year my “blue mood” time. I generally feel a little sad and depressed during this period. Apparently I am not the only…

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What are the best nutrition tips you have for a healthy pregnancy?

A healthy diet is so important to the growth and development of the baby. I encourage women hoping to become pregnant to begin to make diet changes to ensure they are consuming a healthy variety of nutrients. For those hoping to become pregnant, it is important that you take a good look at…

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Do your groceries make the naughty or nice list?

Article by Registered Dietitian Amy Bragagnini, MS, RD, CSO Healthy eating begins with a list (well, at least in this dietitian’s opinion).  So many people have the best intentions to improve the overall health of their diet…but then they make the mistake of going to the grocery store…

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I eat and eat but gain no type of weight…

Gaining weight can sometimes be just as tricky as losing weight. I would first recommend that you see your doctor and make sure there is not some underlying condition that is inhibiting you from gaining weight. Your doctor can also determine whether or not you actually need to gain weight.…

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