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How do I boost my metabolism quickly?

This is a question that I am asked almost every day. Many of my patients are convinced that their inability to lose weight is related to a “slow metabolism”, which may be partly true. Metabolism is defined as all the chemical processes that occur within an organism to maintain life. It…

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What can I do to cut back on carbs/cals?

It is great that you are interested in improving your diet. A balanced diet should contain carbohydrate, protein, and fat. Carbohydrates are the main energy source for our body– they are the energy that gets used first (before protein, fat and alcohol). While they are an important…

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Is just a diet of fruits and vegetables sufficient?

You have heard me say it time and time again. Fruits and vegetables should be one of the most important parts of our overall diet. They contain a myriad of vitamins and minerals which are important to our overall health. However, they generally do not contain enough of important nutrients…

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Is eating pork really bad for you?

Thanks for your question. If you have read any of my previous blogs, you will know my feelings on the words “good for you” and “bad for you.” I feel that, in some cases food can be very, very bad for you. The examples include: peanuts being “bad” for someone with a raging…

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What’s the best way to lose or maintain weight without skipping all the “good-stuff?”

This question could not come at a better time! Recently, many of my patients have said that they would like to lose weight to be “bathing suit season” ready. Others (like myself), have expressed the desire to shed a few pounds for their wedding. I could tackle this question in a…

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What are good substitutes for sugar?

Baking can be a great way to provide delicious sweet treats to your family. Unfortunately, many times these foods are filled with sugar and added calories. Do not fear! You can make several substitutions for sugar in order to still have the product taste sweet. I recommend using half of the…

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What are some good post-game snack ideas for kids?

Spring and summer can be a very busy time for parents and kids and often times healthy/balanced meals and snacks are hard to come by! First I would recommend making sure the kids are hydrated. Bring lots of water and I have started seeing parents bring large jugs of water infused with…

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If I want to start eating healthier, what juices would you recommend?

It is fantastic that you are interested in embarking on a healthy weight loss journey. Healthy and sustainable weight loss can be achieved by choosing a variety of healthy, low energy dense foods (fruits, vegetables, low fat dairy, whole grains) and increasing your physical activity. Old…

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Are Juice Fasting & Detox Diets beneficial?

This is a question that I hear often so thank you for asking. Personally, I am intrigued by the word itself. The definition of detox is: “a process or period of time in which one abstains from or rids the body of toxic or unhealthy substances; detoxification.” Who wouldn’t want to…

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Managing Lupus with Diet

Article by Registered Dietitian Amy Bragagnini, MS, RD, CSO I recently began working closely with my Immunology/Allergy/Rheumatology department. The patients there are treated for a range of ailments including: multiple sclerosis, arthritis, allergies, and lupus. I had not been very…

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