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Tips to Avoid Holiday Weight Gain

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Even if you have fantastic willpower when it comes to resisting temptations, the holiday season is challenging for everyone. Staying on track can seem daunting with all the seasonal gatherings, you feel like diving face first into a tray of pumpkin flavored brownies and sending your eating and fitness routine off into a deep dark sleep until the New Year arrives. But we all know the excess pounds don’t disappear the way the Christmas tree does when you leave it on the street for the garbage man to collect. So how can you avoid that pesky holiday season weight gain? […]

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Five Ways to Spring Clean Your Diet

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Now that spring is here, finally, a lot of us are gearing up for spring cleaning. While yes, it is important to scrub every corner of your home once in a while, why not concentrate on your pantry? Registered dietitian Carrie Gabriel, from Steps2Nutrition, shares her tips for spring cleaning your diet. 1. Eat Healthy Fats According to Gabriel, fats are not the (complete) enemy in the American diet. “Your body actually needs fat in order to aid in the absorption of certain vitamins, therefore a diet devoid of fat is, in fact, a diet that’d leave you devoid of […]

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Dietitian’s Advice: Healthy Holiday Swaps

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This is the time of year I have to be extra good – and not just to avoid getting coal on Christmas. Between work and friends’ parties, I’m exposed to a LOT of indulgent foods that can wreak havoc on all the hard work I put into being health year round. We reached out to Carrie Gabriel, a L.A.-based dietitian for her top five swaps to make the holidays a little healthier. Using coconut oil instead of butter.Carrie, we couldn’t agree more! From baking to sautéing to roasting vegetables like Brussels sprouts or sautéing vegetables like kale or spinach, using […]

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