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Eat Smart

Although I love pickles year-round, I do find that I make them much more often during the summer. This is probably due to the abundance of fresh produce. However, when I make pickles, I make the variety referred to as fridge pickles. This is because fridge pickles do not require the canning, vacuum seals, or… Continue reading »

Okra, commonly referred to as Lady Finger in India, is generally a kids’ favorite and was mine as well growing up. It still is one of my favorites and also for my kids now. When I came to the United States, I was surprised that okra was not as popular here. I am sharing the… Continue reading »

As the weather has been warming up, I have been absolutely craving a good melon recipe, and wanted to find something unique and savory that could be a simple addition to a dinner party. And wow, did this recipe deliver! Sweet, salty, and citrusy, it is light, filling, and a perfect way to get both… Continue reading »

Move More

Well, the heat has officially come to the Piedmont region of North Carolina and it looks like it is here to stay for the summer. I love the longer days, the spontaneous outdoor adventures and how summer just feels like a more carefree time of year. What I do not love is the air made… Continue reading »

So it’s been two years since I got my gym membership. I shared my strength training success after joining the gym, and continue to share my journey with you. This year, Most of my successes and challenges this year have outside of the gym walls and away from the weights and machines. The workouts keep… Continue reading »

Growing up, I loved riding horses. If it was a clear and sunny Saturday, I was begging my parents to take me to ride. When I passed by the old fence post leading into the pasture where the horses were grazing, I couldn’t wait to jump out and start riding. But, one day I lost… Continue reading »

Weigh Less

A recent study1 found that people ate 500 calories a day MORE when they ate ultra-processed foods. This study was conducted in a testing facility where adults were served either foods that were ultra-processed including hot dogs, tater tots, sugary cereal, chips, cookies, and pudding OR unprocessed foods including fresh fruits and vegetables, unsweetened yogurt,… Continue reading »

Below is a testimonial from a recent Eat Smart, Move More, Weigh Less participant, John, as he completed the program: “I am a Registered Dietitian and already know most of the information presented in the Eat Smart, Move More, Weigh Less class, and yet through this program I exceeded my goal of a 20% increase… Continue reading »

  It’s already time for the big game. For many of us, it’s the first major event since making our New Year Resolutions. No matter if you are wearing red and blue or gold and blue on game day, we can all implement healthy eating habits to stick to our Eat Smart, Move More, Weigh… Continue reading »

Live Mindfully

Mindful eating is an evidence-based strategy to maintain or lose weight, as eating mindfully helps us pay attention to what and how much we are eating. Mindful eating strategies include paying attention to our hunger levels (as the Grinch would say, “am I eating because I’m bored?”), eating slowly with awareness of each bite, and… Continue reading »

I love pasta!  And when I recently measured, it appeared that my bowls hold about twice as much pasta as I thought.  Much to my dismay, the portion predicted to be only about a cup was actually almost two cups.  In an effort to decrease my portion sizes and increase my vegetable intake, while feeling… Continue reading »

Greek yogurt is a great option for an afternoon snack or a compliment to breakfast due it’s higher protein content as compared to regular yogurt. However, the yogurt aisle can be intimidating with the several different brands of Greek yogurt available. One thing to be careful about when selecting a flavored Greek yogurt is the… Continue reading »

Employee Wellness

Have you ever found yourself fighting to stay awake or distracted during the workday because you failed to get a decent night’s sleep due to stress? Have you missed a deadline or made an error for a work project because of chronic pain or other symptoms that distracted or interrupted your work? Have you observed… Continue reading »

The American workforce spends one third of the day at their workplace, oftentimes sitting at a desk, which has led to increasingly sedentary lifestyles. Studies show that sedentary lifestyles result in higher incidences of obesity and heart diseases among Americans. Sitting for long periods of time has also been associated with higher risk for developing… Continue reading »

Learn how to eat smart and move more with Eat Smart, Move More, Weigh Less, a 15-week online weight management program delivered in real-time by a LIVE Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (RDN).  In addition to the live weekly classes, participants receive one-on-one support from their RDN instructor through a private online portal. Classes can be attended from home… Continue reading »