The Nutrition Key with BRG

Staying Motivated After New Years!

It’s already a full month into the New Year!  Around this time a lot of people begin to forget about their resolutions, which is why I tell my clients to think in terms of small changes instead of making resolutions.  It may be hard to follow through, day in and day out, so here are…

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Foods that Can Fool You

Often times, foods you THINK are healthy choices can fool you!  Unfortunately, some foods can surprisingly be deceiving.  Now you might be asking yourself, “Have I been fooled?” and “How am I supposed to know which foods to look out for?”  Not to worry, I have compiled a list of foods that might have snuck…

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Fat Be Gone… The Healthy Way…Goodbye Fad Diets and Gimmicks

Are you tired of hearing about diets that claim you can “eat whatever you want and still lose weight” or tell you “you can lose 30 pounds in 30 days”.  Or how about the diet that includes only eating cabbage or grapefruit for weeks in order to achieve your weight loss goals.  If you are,…

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Consider the Nutritional Benefits of Apricots!

My clients often tell me that it’s hard to eat enough fruits during the winter because there aren’t many to choose from.  If you’ve been slacking on eating enough fruits each day, I have some news for you!  Today is National Apricot Day so be sure to eat at least one apricot at some point…

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Beans Beans…Lima, Pinto and Red!

National Bean day is today!  This day can be celebrated by serving up your favorite bean dishes at “bean parties”, by sending gifts to your friends      such as beans in a jar with your favorite bean recipe, or by creating bean projects with your children.  Before you choose which way you will celebrate National Bean…

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Mama Mia! It’s Spaghetti Day!

Today is National Spaghetti Day.  You must think I make these things up, but I promise I don’t.  Spaghetti is the most common round type of pasta and in Italian, “spaghetti” means “little lines”.  Kids and adults alike love this fun food.  But wait!  Before digging in there are some things you need to know. …

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Looking Ahead to Food and Nutrition Trends for 2012

WOW!  This year flew by!  As 2011 comes to an end, I want to wrap up some of the food and nutrition trends that really took off this year.  Looking back, it seems as though food simplicity was in style, where the consumer cared more about the quality of their food and where it was…

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Highlights of 2011-What Changes Have You Made?

With the end of the year fast approaching, what better time to reflect on the many changes, events and trends that have come about in 2011.  This year has been quite a busy year in the nutrition world.   I have highlighted below what I believe to be some of the major standouts.  Take a look…

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Top 10 ways to Survive Holiday Parties

The holidays are a special time of year, filled with family traditions, presents, gatherings and.….temptation!  You’ve worked hard all year to maintain a healthy weight and improve your lifestyle, so don’t let the holidays be your excuse to fall back into old habits.  Here are some tips that can become new habits to help you…

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Foods that Will Boost Your Immune System into Full Gear this Winter

The cold crisp chill of winter is finally here and one way to ward off the flu and other colds can be found right in the isle of your supermarket.  The majority of colds come during the fall and winter season because most people stay indoors and bacteria and germs are easily transmitted from one…

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Chanukah…The Festival of Lights

Happy Chanukah! Chanukah means DEDICATION in Hebrew — the holiday pays tribute to the dedication of a group of Jews who believed fervently in their right to religious freedom.  Also known as the “Festival of Lights,” Chanukah celebrates the miracle that occurred when the Maccabees reclaimed the Temple.  The sanctuary was torn apart by the…

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Have You Had Your Oatmeal Muffin Today?

Today is National Oatmeal Muffin Day and what a better way to start your day than with a fresh oatmeal muffin for breakfast or midmorning snack!  Not only are they tasty but it’s a great way to enjoy the health benefits of oatmeal that’s different from the everyday bowl of oatmeal in the morning.  It’s…

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Stay Healthy with Freshly Brewed Tea!

Are you a tea drinker?  I mean real, freshly brewed tea.  Well, if you are I am sure you have heard that tea can offer many nutritional benefits.  If you are not, give it a try.  Whether it is a hot, relaxing cup of hot tea or a cold refreshing glass of iced tea, this…

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You Can’t Miss with a Dark Chocolate Kiss!

 For all of you chocolate lovers out there, today, December 13th is “National Cocoa Day”!  Yes, believe it or not there is a day for chocolate and there are health benefits that come along with eating it.  No, I am not giving you full license to go on a chocolate binge, but some chocolate, specifically…

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Grab a Pear, It’s Pear Month!

Pears have been around in the United States since the 1700s and are the second most popular fruit in the United States.  They are similar to apples in the fact that they can be used in many of the same ways.  The two distinct differences between pears and apples are the pears shape and its…

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Hooray! It’s “Eat a Red Apple Day”!

An apple a day keeps the doctor away!  We’ve all heard this saying before in order to get us to eat more fruits, but there is some truth to it.  With the cold season quickly approaching, the winter cold, flu, and sore throats are inevitable.  Keep your immune system strong with plenty of vitamin C…

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Last Minute Ingredient Substitutions for a Healthy Thanksgiving!

Are you among those people who leave Thanksgiving cooking for the last minute?  Well, fear not.  There’s still time to make your favorite traditional dishes healthy!  Thanksgiving is the number one holiday where people tend to overeat.  By following the healthy substitution tips below, you can significantly cut down on calories, fat, sugar, sodium, and…

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Navigating Your Thanksgiving Dinner

When people think of Thanksgiving they typically think of a massive dinner containing all sorts of rich and delicious foods.  What they don’t think about, are all the calories they are consuming.  The average Thanksgiving dinner contains over 2,000 calories!  That’s a full days worth of calories being squeezed into one meal! Let’s be honest,…

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Rise Up for Homemade Bread Day

For all you bakers out there, today is your day.  November 17th is Homemade Bread Day!  Bread has been around for thousands of years and although most people today take a quick trip to the store to buy bread, it’s easy to make delicious and nutritious bread at home.  Homemade bread can be a lot…

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World Diabetes Day

Today was a busy day!  My previous post today was about National Guacamole Day.  Well, today, November 14th, is also World Diabetes Day, led by the International Diabetes Federation in response to the growing rate of diabetes.  It is celebrated on this day to mark the birthday of Fredrick Banting who, along with Charles Best,…

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