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Did you know being more NEAT could shrink your waistline, and help you live longer? You might be thinking if you’ve got your closet organized by color, and the house vacuumed you’re an automatic shoo in.. Not so fast. NEAT or (Non-Exercise Activity Thermogenesis) is about all the ways you move throughout the day outside …

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Keeping a pantry stocked full of healthy choices can make the difference between ordering takeout, or preparing a wholesome meal at home. There are nights I only have some leftover veggies in the fridge, yet I’m able to pull together something pretty fabulous with a few items from the cupboard. If I had to give …

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We all need to snack throughout the day to keep our energy up and avoid blood sugar imbalances. You can escape the temptation of potato chips, candy bars, and other high fat sugary snacks by keeping an arsenal of healthy options on hand when you’re out and about and need an energy boost. Try some …

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Foods that improve your mood brings visions of candy bars, donuts and chips right? Believe it or not, it’s the food we THINK will feed the soul that is actually making us feel worse. Look at it this way, if your body is having to declare a May Day to digest the entire bag of …

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The typical holiday plate is usually a carb fest of mashed potatoes, stuffing, rolls, and pie. There’s nothing wrong with going all out, but if you’re watching your waistline, and want to think outside the “starch” box, try some alternatives to your favorite sides that you may end up loving even more! Instead of potatoes, …

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Remember when the only non-dairy option was soy with a side of soy? Whether you’re lactose intolerant or choosing to eliminate it from your diet, the choices available nowadays are endless. Sure you could pop one of those lactose tablets, but why would you when there are so many delicious products to choose from? Skipping …

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It’s always nice to know when you can mix business with pleasure.  In this case, a glass of red wine a few days a week can do wonders for your gut health. Full of antioxidants and polyphenols to combat bad bacteria, a bottle of good Merlot is the new apple a day! Probiotics are the …

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Whether it’s a family gathering, or office get together, holiday parties mean an abundance of sweet and savory treats. The moment folks walk in the door, the indulgence begins, and it often leads to feeling overstuffed and making a vow to spend an extra hour at the gym the next day. Believe it or not …

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We all know exercise is a necessity to maintain mobility, and a healthy weight, but is this also the key to a younger brain?  I know if I’ve been at the computer for too many hours, or I’m watching a Netflix marathon my body feels stiff and craves movement.  I also find my mind needs …

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Having vegetarian or vegan guests sometimes poses a dilemma in knowing what to serve. Vegetarians avoid meat, while vegans refrain from all animal products including eggs, so catering to these diets can seem a little intimidating. The good news is that these lifestyles have become so mainstream that finding menu options is easier than you …

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