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Cassandra’s Success Story

Summer is flying by but no worries!  We have more success coming your way. This week we highlight the success of Cassandra*.  Cassandra is a music teacher who has been married for 30 years, and has two children; a 27 year old daughter and a 23 year old son.  She struggled with being overweight her…

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Easy Ways to Get Your Family Aboard the Whole Grain Train!

Choo! Choo! There’s a new train in town, and it’s express to healthy-town! This train is the whole grain train, and it is ready for you and your family to step aboard! To understand what a whole grain is, you must first understand the anatomy of a grain itself. A whole grain consists of 3…

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Nancy’s Success Story

It’s Wednesday and that means another dose of success from all of us here at BRG Dietetics and Nutrition, P.C.!  This week Nancy*, a teacher and mother of six (3 boys and 3 girls!) shares her success story with us.  Nancy was struggling for years with short term weight loss success.  Feeling as if she…

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You’ll Be Itchin’ to Get in Your Kitchen! Part II

Welcome back to your crash course in kitchen basics!  Now that you have your immersion blender and sauté pan ready, you need something to cook! Key Ingredients: There are a few “must-have” ingredients to stock your kitchen with in order to create easy, delicious and healthy meals. Nonstick cooking spray:  An easy and calorie-free way…

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Switch it up French Style!

On July 14th, we celebrate “Bastille Day” which is France’s Independence Day!  If you can’t make it to France to celebrate with the French, going out to a French restaurant is always an option, or celebrate their culture by practicing some of their healthy habits. The French are very good at enjoying things in moderation. …

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Denise’s Success Story

This week we bring you the success story of Denise*.  Denise is a former accountant, who is now a homemaker with four children.  When she started working with Bonnie, she was not happy with herself and was very discouraged.  Denise overate starches like pastas and breads, and was having difficulty with eating too much late…

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You’ll Be Itchin’ to Get in Your Kitchen! Part I

Is the kitchen a “new room” for you?  Don’t know how to set it up for meal-time success?  Well fear not!  In the next two posts, we’ll simplify the kitchen, and turn it into a place where fun and happy memories can be made.  Today we will go over what types of appliances and tools…

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Melanie’s Success Story

Today is the first blog post of our Summer Success Stories!  Today we are celebrating Melanie*.  Melanie is a lactation consultant and mother of three.  When she started working with Bonnie, she had never tried any kind of formal “diet” or meal plan before.   Her attempts on her own were not working and she was…

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National Eat Beans Day!

Today we are celebrating the numerous health benefits of beans! Beans are also known as legumes which are seeds, pods, or other edible parts of a plant used as food. While some of you out there might be thinking “Oh, I’m not a fan of beans”, it is probably because you’ve only tried a few…

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Festive Fourth of July Food Ideas!

The Fourth of July is in a few days.   There is nothing like a BBQ with friends and family to celebrate Independence Day.  As you know, it is tradition to represent the colors red, white and blue in honor of our country.  Planning ahead for your celebration is a must so here are a few…

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A Summer of Success!

I hope everyone has been enjoying summer so far!  Summer is a time for fun and relaxation, and despite our good intentions, we sometimes stray from our healthy lifestyle because of the kids being home, barbeques, pool parties and vacations.  So I thought I would keep everyone inspired this summer by starting a weekly “Summer…

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Knowledge is Power: How to Tell What is Right and What is Wrong When it Comes to Nutrition

Avoid eating eggs! Take vitamins! Choose fresh vegetables over frozen! People, magazines, billboards, and internet articles are constantly giving out nutrition advice! The question is are they right, or are these just nutrition myths? And who can we trust when it comes to this advice?  Your hairdresser?  The guy in the vitamin shop? Good nutrition…

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Tea from A to Z!

It’s National Iced Tea Month!  Iced tea is the perfect beverage to cool you down on hot summer days.  If you are not a tea drinker you then are missing out on all it’s wonderful qualities.  If you ARE a tea drinker then I hope this blog helps you utilize tea to its full potential! …

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Exercise Class Finder: Our Staff Weighs in on the Current Trends Sweeping the Country

According to the 2008 Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans, you need to do two types of physical activity each week to improve your health: aerobic and muscle-strengthening. Adults need at least 2 hours and 30 minutes of moderate-intensity aerobic activity  such as brisk walking or jogging every week as well as muscle-strengthening activities on 2…

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Healthy Snacks/Beverages to Cool You Down this Summer!

Today is officially the first day of summer, also known as the “summer solstice”, the longest day of the year! The reason behind this is because the sun reaches its most northern point in the sky, which is why our days start getting shorter after today. On average the first day of summer was never…

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It’s a Beautiful Day for a Picnic!

Happy Picnic Day!  It’s a beautiful sunny day, the birds are chirping and it seems like a shame not to be outside on such a lovely day.  You just invited your friends and family to join you for a picnic because let’s face it, when was the last time you enjoyed a picnic?  Now it’s…

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Eating Tips for Healthy Skin

Skin is your largest organ system, so now is the time to give it some attention!  The benefit of a healthy eating plan shows with a glow that radiates through your body. Follow these fascinating tips on ways you can maximize your health and allow it to be proven with beautiful skin: Skin Saver-Carrots: The…

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Celebrate National Men’s Health Week June 11- 17th, 2012

The week leading up to Father’s Day is known as National Men’s Health Week which is geared directly towards the awareness of avoidable health issues along with prevention and early detection of disease among males. While you may put off testing because you claim to be “too busy” or “feel healthy”, try and think of…

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National Dairy Month: Say Yay! To 3-a-Day!

June is known for many things such as the beginning of summer, the end of school and warm weather, but strong teeth and bones?  Well, we can now add this to our list of why June is so great because it is also known as National Dairy Month!  Dairy is essential because it provides us…

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Stay on Track This Summer!

After enjoying the recent beautiful holiday weekend, everyone seems to be getting into the summer spirit.  Calendars are filling up fast with barbeques, pool parties, beach trips and vacations.  While these are all fun filled activities, they can also pose a challenge to the healthy lifestyle you are creating for yourself.  Here are some helpful…

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