Posts Tagged "healthy lifestyle"

What Exactly is a Heart Healthy Diet? 00

What Exactly is a Heart Healthy Diet?

What Exactly is a Heart Healthy Diet?

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The heart healthy diet. The cardiac diet. The DASH Diet. The Mediterranean Diet. The Nordic Diet. Call the heart healthy diet what you want. Whatever, it’s your life.   One strong, healthy heart to power you through life’s adventures. Who doesn’t want that? Sold. Sign me up! Download PDF Here   Why a Heart Healthy Diet? My husband and I both come from families...

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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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The Best Way to Fill Your Plate

The Best Way to Fill Your Plate

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Measuring, weighing, counting and tracking your food can take the joy out of eating. Your body knows how much to eat better than any online calorie counter ever could (see Beyond the Calories for more information on this). Follow these guidelines to understanding the best way to fill your plate! Many people want to begin leading a healthier lifestyle, but don’t know where to start. How about...

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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...

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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...

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How to Make Kombucha

How to Make Kombucha

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Kombucha tea is gaining popularity as the beverage of choice for may health conscious people in today’ world. It’s no longer just for the hippies and can now be purchased in a variety of flavors at just about any supermarket. But at nearly $4/bottle, have you ever thought of brewing your own kombucha at home for a fraction of the cost? It’s a lot easier than you might think. All it takes is...

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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...

Holiday Gift Ideas for a Food Blogger 00

Holiday Gift Ideas for a Food Blogger

Holiday Gift Ideas for a Food Blogger

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Happy Friday! With the holidays soon approaching, what will YOU be getting the food blogger in your life this year? Here are a couple unique ideas!   Colorful Ceramic Measuring Spoons – These make a great addition to any food photograph. I love these Polka Dot Spoons as well as all of these options from World Market. DSLR Camera – Nothing will make you feel more professional, than 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...

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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...

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Pumpkin Pie Energy Bites

Pumpkin Pie Energy Bites

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With the holidays soon approaching, it’s more important than ever to stay healthy and energized. These nutritious pumpkin pie energy bites provide a quick and easy boost of energy to keep you going! I absolutely love these tasty little treats – they taste just like pumpkin pie, but have a nice added crunch with the coconut and pumpkin seed coating. Not to mention they are the perfect...