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Healthy New Year’s Resolutions

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With the New Year being just a few days away, I’m taking the time to reflect a lot on myself and start making resolutions for 2016. Looking back on this year, it has definitely been a busy one, which leaves us all neglecting ourselves in some way. I have done a great job at being healthy; however there are some areas that I would love to improve on – starting Friday! Self-improvement is key in my book since you should always be trying to better yourself and keep your level of happiness high. Take the time to reflect on what […]

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No-Shave November

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Alright ladies and gentleman, it is the start of November, which usually means that half the population of men choose to grow out their facial hair, also known as No-Shave November. No-Shave November is a month-long journey in which participants forgo shaving and grooming in order to evoke conversation and raise cancer awareness. From my experience with my fiancé and his friends, it’s not just the growth of a little past the stubble stage – they go all out. Beards and facial hair in general can go through awkward stages when growing, sometimes looking messy and even fuzzy. To help […]

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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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