Posts Tagged "dietitian"

Is Fat or Sugar Making Us Fat? 00

Is Fat or Sugar Making Us Fat?

Is Fat or Sugar Making Us Fat?

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We all know obesity and cardiovascular disease (also known as heart disease) are on the rise. According to the CDC, 35.9% of US adults were considered obese in 2009-2010. Years of research have been dedicated to determining why the population is getting fatter and what to do about it. Is fat or sugar making us fat? Here is a look at where research has taken us over the years. Calories In,...

Why a Calorie Isn’t Just a Calorie 00

Why a Calorie Isn’t Just a Calorie

Why a Calorie Isn’t Just a Calorie

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Have you ever tried to count calories? How long did you last? Did it prove to be a successful solution in your goal to gain or lose weight? Time and time again I see individuals strive to calculate every morsel of food they consume and never get the results they were looking for. This is because there is more to weight management than just counting calories. Healthy eating is more than just a...

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Nutrition Philosophy

Nutrition Philosophy

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Eat Chic Chicago’s Nutrition Philosophy – Balanced, Real and Consistent   Nothing is more powerful than good nutrition. Not only can optimal nutrition help you maintain a healthy weight and reduce your risk for chronic diseases like diabetes, heart disease and cancer, good food can also give you energy and make you feel great! The world of nutrition is constantly changing as experts...

10 Healthy Holiday Tips 00

10 Healthy Holiday Tips

10 Healthy Holiday Tips

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You don’t have to sabotage your healthy lifestyle to celebrate with family and friends this holiday season. Stay committed to wellness and survive the holiday eating season with these healthy holiday tips featuring Naked Juice!   Start Your Day Off Smart! One of the most common health mistakes people make around the holidays is skipping breakfast. Don’t let busy mornings of gift...

Health Benefits of Avocados 00

Health Benefits of Avocados

Health Benefits of Avocados

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I. love. avocados. No, I mean…LOVE.  It’s a problem…or healthy addiction if you will. As a dietitian, I’m always looking for new and creative ways to add them to everything. There are so many amazing health benefits of avocados that it would be a shame not to! Avocados are a great source of healthy unsaturated fats, are naturally cholesterol and sodium free, and contain only 50 calories...

Registered Dietitian vs. Nutritionist 00

Registered Dietitian vs. Nutritionist

Registered Dietitian vs. Nutritionist

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What exactly IS a Registered Dietitian? And how does being a dietitian differ from a nutritionist? Many folks confuse these titles or even incorrectly use them interchangeably. Don’t let the confusion of credentials fool you; learn the difference between a registered dietitian vs. nutritionist in order to confidently select the correct expert for you!   What is a Registered Dietitian? A...

How to be a Registered Dietitian 00

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...

Paleo Pumpkin Spice Donuts 00

Paleo Pumpkin Spice Donuts

Paleo Pumpkin Spice Donuts

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Yesterday was the November Chicago Food Swap at The Chopping Block! I wanted to bring something unique, healthy, festive and trendy to the swap and thus, these Paleo Pumpkin Spice Donuts were born! But before we get to the recipe, let’s take a look at all the action during the swap! The Chopping Block was the PERFECT location for the swap – plenty of room, lots of counter...