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How many calories do I need each day?

Calculating how many calories you need each day is essential to knowing how much food you can eat. In general: The more calories you burn per day, the more calories you can eat per day. And really, who doesn’t want to be able to eat more food. Continue reading

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Health benefits you might be missing 

There are so many “healthy” foods out there, each boasting miraculous health benefits. Bananas are filled with potassium; spinach is loaded with vitamin K. Quinoa has plant-based complete proteins; blueberries are rich in antioxidants. The list goes on and on. Unfortunately, some of the health benefits of food are not properly explained or are exaggerated. Here is a list of some healthy food health benefits you might be missing out on. Continue reading

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Why anyone could call themself a nutritionist

Have you ever met someone who says they’re a nutritionist? If you have, did you ask if they went to school for it or if they are licensed? Does it even matter? Continue reading

How to cut through the nutrition noise

Source: FoodMinds: Words Matter– 40 years of Dietary GuidelinesThis past week, I had the opportunity to go to the MAND Annual Meeting. MAND, the Minnesota Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, put on a great conference that included talks about everything from general dietary guidelines to a diet’s role on inflammation in the body to nutrition in public policy to the impact of bees in food availability. Needless to say (though I’ll say it anyway), it was a day packed with information.

One of my favorite parts of the day, though, was listening to Dr. Jillian Lampert from The Emily Program. What was she talking about, and why was it so interesting? Well, let me tell you. Continue reading