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Q: Why am I making healthy changes but not losing weight? Weight rebalance is complex. The thought that weight loss equates to more calories out over calories in is an old belief that should be retired. While intake and movement are elements in what determines our weight, it’s not so simple. It’s a complex system […]

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Why am I making healthy changes but not losing weight?

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Folic acid versus Folate in pregnancy I sat on the couch crying in extreme pain as I was trying to nurse my newborn, who was also crying from frustration. I had years of experience supporting nursing moms and I knew pain was to be expected in the early days. But never in my wildest dreams […]

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Does your prenatal have this?

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I think many would agree that there’s a right way and a wrong way to do smoothies. There’s certainly an art to it. There has a be a good texture, perfect temperature, and a great mesh of flavors. Nutritionally speaking, there’s more than one way to mess up a smoothie. In my last blurb, I […]

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How to Build a Better Smoothie

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Answer: They both impact digestion. But probably not how you think. The act of chewing stimulates digestion. It’s your body’s way of telling the rest of your body, “Hey, get ready down there! Food is coming!” This triggers the release of hormones and digestive secretions that will help you break down whatever food that is […]

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What Smoothies and Chewing Gum Have in Common

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The grocery store can be a quite an adventure with kids! The more we involve little ones in the day to day tasks such as meal planning, shopping, and cooking, we are instilling healthy values in our children. While simply being with your child, with a few laughs thrown in can be rewarding itself, here […]

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Grocery Shopping with Kids

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The hows and whys of using this superfood in your diet.

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Why Collagen?

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Brooke’s RESTART® Journey Brooke is a previous RESTART® participant of Amy Gonzalez, The Holistic Dietitian. RESTART® is a 5-week nutrition workshop with a 3-week sugar detox or “real food” challenge intertwined. Susana expressed interested in sharing her story of her journey doing the program. Read our interview below! Tell me a little bit about yourself!My […]

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RESTART® Interview

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Susana’s Journey on the RESTART® Program Susana Vasquez is a previous RESTART® participant of Amy Gonzalez, The Holistic Dietitian. RESTART® is a 5-week nutrition workshop with a 3-week sugar detox or “real food” challenge intertwined. Susana expressed interested in sharing her story of her journey doing the program. Read our interview below! Tell me a […]

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RESTART® Interviews

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Shopping with The Holistic Dietitian: Chocolate I was asked by a participant of my RESTART® class about what to look for when shopping for chocolate (for post-RESTART, of course!). So, I obliged and took a trip out to Central Market to drool over chocolate in the chocolate aisle. In my previous yogurt blog post, I […]

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Shopping with The Holistic Dietitian: Chocolate

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I hate meal planning. There, I said it. I am a dietitian and foodie, but also a wife and mom. And I hate sitting down to plan out my meals. (Now that I’m confessing, I also hate to grocery shop.) I used to try to convince myself that I enjoyed meal planning. It’s true, I […]

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