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8 Healthy Snack Ideas for Your Holiday Menu

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The holidays are notorious for taking a toll on waistlines, sometimes unraveling all the progress made in the weeks and months prior. Between cookie exchanges, holiday parties and happy hours, the calories can really put a halt on weight loss efforts. Fortunately, a little planning can go a long way. Here are some healthy snack […]

11 Reasons to Love the Instant Pot According to a Registered Dietitian

6-quart instant pot and 3-quart instant pot

As a registered dietitian, I have a deep love for any kitchen gadget that makes my life easier or helps me get healthy meals on the table faster. Let me introduce you to my latest love: the Instant Pot — a pressure cooker, slow cooker, rice cooker, yogurt maker, sauté/searing pan, steamer and warming pot […]

5 Weekend Self-Care Activities to Support Your Health Goals

self-care activities for the weekend

Are weekends your nemesis when it comes to your health goals? Does your social calendar lead to one too many adult beverages, lengthy binge-watching sessions from the couch, or skipping your weekly trip to the grocery store? The problem is, the domino effect of those choices can leave you feeling behind and unprepared by the […]

5 Reasons You Aren’t Losing Weight

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Almost 50% of Americans are actively trying to lose weight, yet overall success rates remain low—at around 20%. The good news is, you don’t have to lose a ton of weight to cash in on the health benefits. For example, losing just 5% of excess weight can reduce your risk for developing diabetes by a […]

Self-Care Challenge (Day 129): Shopping the Farmers’ Market

Bright green curly lettuce

On day 129 of my 366-day self-care challenge, I explored shopping the farmers’ market as an act of self-care. The Issaquah Farmers’ Market reopened yesterday with a colorful bounty of art and produce. Ecstatic doesn’t begin to describe my feelings about it. Shopping the farmers’ market has always marked the beginning of summer for me, and […]