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5 Ways to Stay Healthy While Traveling for Business

5 Ways to Stay Healthy While Traveling for Business

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Sustaining healthy habits away from home can be a challenge. These 5 ways to stay healthy while traveling will help you plan ahead for your next work trip. While I’d like to say that I travel for pleasure on relaxing vacations, the truth is I travel most frequently for business – at least once a month, sometimes more. Maintaining health habits is easy when you’re at home – you have your...

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Top 10 FNCE Tips for Dietitians

Top 10 FNCE Tips for Dietitians

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Whether this is your first year to the conference or you are a seasoned FNCE veteran, below are ten FNCE tips to consider before you go! It’s that time of year! Dietitians from around the nation have FNCE fever and are gearing up for the biggest event of the year – the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Food and Nutrition Conference & Expo (FNCE)! Will you be there? With nearly 10,000...

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Summer Workout Songs

Summer Workout Songs

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With the warm and sunny Chicago summer upon us, opportunities for outside exercise are endless. Whether you choose to go for a casual stroll through the city, bike up Lake Shore Drive or run one of the many 5K races around the Chicago area, you will need some jams to keep you moving! Below are a few of my favorites summer workout songs this year.   July/August 2016...

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Winter Workout Playlists

Winter Workout Playlists

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During the cold weather months of Chicago, it can be difficult to stay motivated to bundle up and go to the gym every day. A fresh music playlist every couple of months keeps me motivated to move even on the coldest mornings. Add a few new upbeat songs to your exercise routine with these winter workout playlists! Below are some of my favorites from January and February as well as songs that I...

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3-Day Weekend in Austin: A Guide for What to See + Eat

3-Day Weekend in Austin: A Guide for What to See + Eat

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Exploring America one 3-day weekend at a a time? Here is a list of things to see and eat during your weekend in Austin, the Live Music Capital of the World! When we decided to spend a weekend in Austin for the first time, we considered a lot of recommendations from friends (some who had visited and some who are former locals) on what to see and eat in the city. We only had 3...

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How to Eat Healthy at Chicago Gourmet

How to Eat Healthy at Chicago Gourmet

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One of the 8 Chicago Food Events You Don’t Want to Miss took place at Millennium Park last weekend – Chicago Gourmet 2015! With so many tasty treats to indulge in and top shelf wines, beers and spirits to sip on, maintaining a healthy diet during a day at Chicago Gourmet will make you feel like a kid trying to ignore the candy in a candy shop. But I’m here to tell you that it...

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BeHealthful Retreat 2015

BeHealthful Retreat 2015

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Remember the 8 Chicago Food Events You Don’t Want to Miss post from earlier this summer? Well, one of the recommended events, the BeHealthful Retreat, took place last weekend and our very own Karen Schroeder had the privilege of attending and reviewing the event! Although complimentary admission was provided to the following event, all views and opinions expressed on this blog belong...

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8 Chicago Food Events You Don’t Want to Miss

8 Chicago Food Events You Don’t Want to Miss

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Are you wondering what food and nutrition events are coming up in Chicago? I am! Well I was…until I wrote this post. Whether you are a foodie, blogger, dietitian or nutrition enthusiast, below are a few upcoming events you won’t want to miss! Chicago Food and Wine Festival August 28-29 Lincoln Park Get ready for tastings, wine & cocktail samples, insightful seminars, and...

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Ultimate Workout Playlist

Ultimate Workout Playlist

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The right mix of songs, like this ultimate workout playlist, can motivate you to push your limits and achieve your exercise goals. You’ve mustered up the energy to head to the gym and you’ve just stepped foot onto your exercise equipment of choice. Now what? It’s time to turn on your ultimate workout playlist. Why? Because you want to get a quality workout in – to make...

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Welch’s Vineyard Tour

Welch’s Vineyard Tour

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Remember last year when I got to meet Alton Brown at the Welch’s Harvest Dinner? Well this year, Welch’s sent Amelia on a tour of the Welch’s concord grape vineyards in Washington! Check out her experience below! (Post by Amelia Seith) This past week, I had the amazing experience of traveling to Washington State to explore Welch’s vineyards during harvest time to get an inside...

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How to be a Registered Dietitian

How to be a Registered Dietitian

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Wondering how to be a registered dietitian? You’re not alone. I am constantly receiving emails and phone calls from prospective students wanting to interview me and pick my brain about how I got my start as a Chicago dietitian and what advice I can give to aspiring dietitians. Finally I decided to put it down all on paper…err…blog post. Here’s my story. Undergraduate History: My career as...

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Food Tour of Wicker Park and Bucktown

Food Tour of Wicker Park and Bucktown

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Hello Chicago! Today I wanted to share with you an amazing experience I had this weekend at the Chicago Food Planet Food Tour of Wicker Park/Bucktown! I found out about the tour through Vimbly and have been anticipating the event all month! I had such a great time tasting my way through the neighborhood and wanted to share every moment of it with you! Disclaimer: the foods eaten in this post...