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Peanut Allergies and Solutions

Peanut allergies are no joke, as anyone who has ever experienced or witnessed an allergic reaction, particularly an anaphylactic reaction, to tree nuts or peanuts can attest. Yet, in the U.S., peanut allergies appear to have quadrupled in the last 13 years. Tree nut allergies have also increased, not just

  • healthy fats

Healthy Fats Are Good for You

Healthy fats are good for you, But, for a long time we were advised that eating fat would make us fat and that we should minimize our intake of fat in our diets. In retrospect, this advice may have led to the obesity epidemic because most “low-fat” and “nonfat” foods

  • hormone diets

Do Hormone Diets Work?

Hormone diets have been popular since 2009. The hormone diet was first popularized in a book by Dr. Nathasha Turner, which became a #1 bestseller. According to her website: This diet can balance all of the hormones that influence weight, including insulin and our sex, stress and mood hormones. Certain

  • menopause and weight gain

Menopause and Weight Gain

Menopause and weight gain often go hand in hand. Here’s the good news! While some women going through the menopausal transition gain weight, it is not inevitable. I went through this life change about a dozen years ago and was able to maintain a steady weight. Is Menopause and Weight

  • good weight loss programs focus on sleep

Good Weight Loss Programs Promote Sleep

Good weight loss programs have many components. One often neglected area is sleep. Many people don’t realize that there is a biological link between inadequate sleep and weight gain. To good news is that new research demonstrates that night owls who skimp on sleep can change their sleep cycles Good

  • nutrition coaching for portion control

Nutrition Coaching Tip

Here’s a nutrition coaching tip. Focus on the quality rather than the quantity of food and you will be successful in maintaining a healthy weight. Nutrition coaching focuses on assisting clients with behavior change so that they learn how to make healthy food choices. A major focus of nutrition coaching

  • a balanced diet and meal planning

A Balanced Diet Requires Meal Planning

A balanced diet is difficult to achieve in this fast-food environment. Healthy eating requires planning. A meal plan is a great idea. But, where do you start? Here are a few keys to creating the most workable plan for a balanced diet.   Don’t just focus on eating fewer calories.

  • well coaches focus on behavior change

Well Coaches Focus on Behavior Change

Well coaches specialize in helping clients change their health behaviors. Well Coaches act as partners with their clients, not as experts. Since all of our food choices are influenced by psychology, research on what techniques make it easier to resist junk food is very valuable. Well Coaches Should Pay Attention

  • personalized diets

Personalized Diets

Personalized diets may be on the horizon. The U.S. federal dietary guidelines are based on the idea that there is a single approach that works for everyone who wants to lose weight. Many Certified Nutritionists and Registered Dietitians have begun to question this dogma. In fact, genetic analysis testing is being offered

  • reduce stress to lose weight

Reduce Stress and Lose Weight

Reduce stress and you will be better able to resist junk food and alcohol. There is some new and interesting research about the relationship between stress overload and the inability to resist rewards like junk food. This is yet more evidence that the brain is not made for multitasking. Reduce