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5 Ways to Healthify Your Chili This Fall

  I’ve been waiting for this time of year for months. I love Fall: crisp mornings, changing leaves, but most of all, I love Fall foods! Several people in my inner circle have mentioned chili in ...

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Calorically Concise Carbs

With the amount of conflicting information (and misinformation) floating around, it can sometime seem overwhelming figuring out which foods are “bad” or “good”.  Back in the 80s and 90s everyone ...

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Sensible Snacks

A new year is here and many people have decided that now is the time to start creating some healthier lifestyle habits. Beginning a workout routine and aiming to eat healthier overall obviously go ...

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Calorie Conscious Casseroles

With the temperatures plummeting and hibernation season beginning in Chicago, sitting on the couch with some piping hot comfort food sounds pretty enticing. Winter is the season for mashed potatoes ...

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Buddha Bowl: The Ideal Vegan One Bowl Dish

  Eating healthy during this holiday season can be really hard. I’ve recently started adding more vegan/vegetarian meals into my daily routine. The recipes are easy and pretty quick to make for a ...

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Breakfast for Busy People

  Breakfast seems to be the meal that most people have the hardest time making nutritionally balanced (if they eat it at all). Whether that's because people find fewer foods appetizing early in the ...

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Intelligent Imbibing: How to Drink with Weight Loss in Mind

Managing alcohol intake with a fat loss goal is often looked at as an all or nothing decision, but it doesn't have to be. At the end of the day, all that needs to occur for fat loss to happen is to ...

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The Best Low Calorie Granola

I think it was in the early 80’s that I was introduced to GORP.  One of my teammates had it on a bus to a field hockey game. It had peanuts, raisins and M&M’s and it was delicious. It was deemed ...

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How to Beat Breakfast Boredom

Now that it is officially bathing suit season, this is the time when many people start to get really serious about healthy eating to keep that beach bod in check. One of the hard parts about ...

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A Day in the Life of a Trainer

It can be tough figuring out how to properly time your meals throughout the day so that your energy levels stay elevated and you can give it your best effort in the gym, but hopefully my previous ...

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