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Coconut Oil and Weight Loss

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As a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist I’m often asked, “What can I eat to lose weight?” I know it’s shocking but my answer always includes eating healthy fats like coconut oil. Too often, people associate eating fat with being fat. Which isn’t the case at all! Healthy fats are essential for nutrient absorption, muscle growth and increasing satiety which means more fat loss. What’s even more special about coconut oil is that most foods contain long chain fatty acids, whereas coconut oil consists mostly of medium chain triglycerides (MCT’s). So what’s so special about these medium chain triglycerides when it comes […]

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Coconut Chili Lime Popcorn

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As things begin to thaw out from the torrid winter months, we might be thinking about those “eating healthier” promises we made to ourselves oh so many months ago. Let’s be honest, everyone signed up for new gym memberships, pinned dozens of “green smoothie” recipes, and promised themselves that THIS was going to be the year that they were going to be the best version of themselves, but here in the real world, that is HARD! Because right alongside those green smoothie pins are recipes for salted caramel fudge brownies, and there’s a froyo place right by the gym (“I […]

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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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