Top 5 Posts of 2015

As read by you, here are the top 5 most popular posts of 2015. Product review: UCAN Snack Bars (oh, and by the way, be sure to check out UCAN’s new Cinnamon Swirl flavor. It’s incredible. They also use cocoa butter instead of coconut oil to minimize melting.) Does your lower back hurt? This might […]

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Is a diverse diet a healthy diet?

I mentioned in my previous post a new study on diet diversity, which caught my eye. Moderation is a pretty common theme among many dietitians and public health folks. Likewise, you might also hear that a diverse diet is healthiest, one that includes a wide range of fruits and vegetables, whole grains, lean protein, etc, […]

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It’s More Nuanced Than Just “Eat More Fruits and Veggies”

We hear the advice from everywhere. The key to a healthy diet is when we fill at least half our plate with fruits and veggies (see choosemyplate.gov). Or, taking the language of the 2015 report of the Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee, a healthy and more environmentally-friendly diet is one that’s predominantly plant-based. But, as I’ve written about […]

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The Cost of Convenience

Last week I sent out a tweet about the mark up that some healthy foods receive. I finished one of my typical lunchtime swim sessions at the Lifetime Fitness pool and needed to grab a quick snack. My next meeting started in 30 minutes and I didn’t have time to go back to the office […]

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