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I came across an article in New York Times about ‘Mindful Eating’… Although I am already aware of this concept and its importance in weight management, I really like how it describes a mindful eating experience – ‘to meditate with food, expanding consciousness by paying close attention to the sensation and purpose of each morsel’. This article… Continue reading »

This year has been full of life stressors for me both good and bad. From the death of close family members, to planning a wedding and preparing for marriage, to launching a personal business, and trying to further my education, these life stressors have created lots of stress and, trust me, I felt the effects.… Continue reading »

Reducing the amount of screen time we get every day is an important strategy for achieving and maintaining a healthy weight. Screen time includes time spent looking at a computer, TV, or any mobile device including phones and tablets. This is important because time spent in front of a screen is mostly inactive. Most of… Continue reading »

The recording for the latest Nutrition Decisions webinar series is now available. Dr. Dunn spoke about common nutrition claims and how to determine if they are truthful. Examples include detox diet claims, high fructose corn syrup claims, diet advertisements, sugar, and more. She even reveals the truth behind protein bars.. and how to choose a… Continue reading »

The Eat Smart, Move More, Weigh Less program is thrilled to announce the launch of our new program; Eat Smart, Move More, Prevent Diabetes. Eat Smart, Move More, Prevent Diabetes is a 12-month, online diabetes prevention program. It has been approved and recognized by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) as a lifestyle… Continue reading »

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 2012 research showed that over 29 million Americans were said to have diabetes. That number is minuscule when compared to the 86 million adults who have prediabetes. Prediabetes is when a person’s blood sugar levels are higher than normal, but not high enough to be considered… Continue reading »

Stress, something that everyone would say they experience from time to time. Stress can be from anything; work, finances, lack of time, family, or other responsibilities can be stressors for people. Some types of stress can be good for the body in ways that it challenges and spurs people on, but bad stress can take… Continue reading »

The comparison struggle Okay, here it goes. I struggle with comparison. It is not something that I am proud of, but I know that I can work on this area of my life. Recently it’s been very apparent when I look at images of “perfect young 20-somethings” plastered all over social media and they all… Continue reading »

  Have you noticed that each decade that passes holds new possibilities? Well it’s the same with foods and giving your body the right nutrients for success. If you are in your 20’s, this is the time for young women to build bone. Women should be getting as much calcium as they can (about 1,000… Continue reading »

Miss the Navigating the Diet Maze webinar? Dr. Carolyn Dunn went through a gluten free diet, the paleo diet, low fat diets, low carb diets, and the Mediterranean diet. She shared how to know if a diet is right for you, and how to eat healthy for a lifetime.  Dr. Dunn references a research article… Continue reading »