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Summer Olympics 2012 Wrap-Up

  For the past two weeks we have had the pleasure of watching the best athletes the United States has to offer compete in the 2012 Summer Olympics in London.  Hopefully watching the dedication these athletes demonstrated in their sport, has inspired you to dedicate yourself to making healthy changes in your eating habits!  Our…

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Start Your Day a Fun New Breakfast Way

Breakfast is considered to be the most important meal of the day for Americans.  However, many people feel they don’t have the time to fit in a meal because they are rushing to go to work or school in the morning.  Every excuse to eating a nutritious breakfast has a solution!  Do not let the…

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Cheryl’s Success Story

  Welcome back to another Wednesday full of inspiration and success!  This week we are going on a journey with Cheryl*, a lactation consultant, married for 30 years and mother of five children who range in ages from 17-26 years old.   One of the interesting things about Cheryl that I believe our readers will…

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National Apple Week

This week we are celebrating an American staple: the apple! While most people have heard the old idiom “an apple a day keeps the doctor away”, many people may not understand the meaning behind this. Apples provide health benefits from the numerous nutrients within them to help keep us from getting sick and staying in…

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Healthy Ways to De-Stress

Summer is a time for relaxation; however stress can still sneak up on us despite the sunny season.  Unfortunately food is sometimes a crutch a lot of people use for handling stress.  Usually using food to deal with anxiety adds up to even more anxiety from unwanted weight gain, or low self-esteem due to uncontrolled…

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Catrina’s Success Story

  Time for our first success story in August!  This comes from Catrina*, a retired office manager and speech therapist, as well as mother of two, and grandmother of 5, soon to be 6 grandchildren.When Catrina came to Bonnie, her weight and her A1C were troubling her.  Both of her parents had a history of…

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How to Get Inspired—Tips to Staying Motivated to Live a Healthy Lifestyle

Inspiration drives motivation. There are many ways you can become inspired so that you are motivated to do more than you ever thought was possible. Some things require absolutely no effort at all. Others, will be worth your while. Turn your stress into positive energy: Stress occurs in the body naturally.  Learn how to transform…

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Summer Exercise Safety

Summers are hot and humid and people don’t always feel the urge to exercise when it’s so hot.  But you don’t have to let heat stop you from enjoying a fun day in the sun, especially when there are so many great ways to exercise outside during the summer!  Swimming is one of the best…

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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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