The Power of Food Cravings

Many people feel as though they are often “driven” to eat certain foods or are responding to certain body needs or cravings. Sometimes it may be due to having a craving for something your body is lacking nutritionally. Many people will mention that they begin to think about a specific food, like potato chips, and just don’t feel relieved until they have some! Is that bag of chips calling out to you? So, what is going on?! Continue reading The Power of Food Cravings

New Recommendation Regarding Sugar Intake

It should not really be surprising that a dietary recommendation has come along to help us with a possible need to cut back on sugar. For years the USDA has been saying that the sugar in our diet was an important ingredient, but that because it did not contain any real “nutrition” it was not going to be regulated. But times have changed—and for many good reasons! Continue reading New Recommendation Regarding Sugar Intake

4 Practical Ways to Prevent Holiday Weight Gain

By Rita Larsen, RDN; Elite Sports Clubs Nutrition Educator & Diet Counselor

Celebrate the holiday and still fit into your clothes come January! Here are some tricks of the trade! Continue reading 4 Practical Ways to Prevent Holiday Weight Gain

6 Tips to Have a Healthier Halloween with Your Kids

Let’s face it, Halloween isn’t the healthiest holiday around. At least you can adapt most of your other holiday meals to include smaller portions and more healthful options. But on Halloween…it’s all about the sweets. So, what’s a parent to do!?

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