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You’ve likely heard the term “Ketogenic Diet” floating around the internet, or even in conversations with friends and family members who say “I’m not eating carbs” (usually touting the fact that they now eat unlimited bacon).  Some people are turning to this very low carb diet approach to lose weight quickly.  But what is a ketogenic diet, does it work, and how safe is it?

A ketogenic diet is a very low carbohydrate diet, meaning you consume less than 5% of your daily calories from carbohydrate.  In an 1800 calorie diet, this is only 23 grams of carbohydrate per day, which rou...

There are many recommendations for how much water to drink each day.   Most commonly, mainstream media tells us to aim for eight- 8 ounce glasses, or 64 ounces, of water daily. However, this basic recommendation does not take into many factors such as account body size, activity level, gender, age, or medical conditions.  There is no "one-size-fits-all" formula for figuring out fluid needs.

Your individual fluid needs vary on a lot of factors that change throughout your life, across seasons, or even daily.  Hot weather conditions, strenuous exercise, illness or...

Stress is a part of our every day, from sudden moments of stress, such as a driver swerving into your lane, to chronic stress, such as looming work deadlines or financial worries.  During acute stress, your body goes into “fight or flight” mode, releasing adrenaline which sends blood to your muscles and increases your heart rate.  In a real life-threatening situation, adrenaline helps you run from danger or prepare to fight, and your body expends nutrients. Your body then releases cortisol, which increases appetites to replace those nutrients.  Once the stressful moment is over, c...

March 7, 2017

March is National Nutrition Month, and registered dietitians and nutritionists across the country are encouraging us to "Put Your Best Fork Forward."  This year's slogan serves as a reminder that we each hold the tools to make small healthy changes.  We have opportunities every day, with each fork(or spoon)ful to choose nutritious foods that taste good, and are satisfying!  Putting your best fork forward doesn't have to look like having kale and quinoa for every meal (although kudos if that is your thing!). Instead of completely overhauling your diet and eating "perfectly," making...

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