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Q&A With Dietitian, Cheyenne Richards

Q&A With Dietitian, Cheyenne Richards

1.) What is your favorite exercise that you use most frequently to  counsel your clients, and why?  Walking. Walking is totally underrated (although new tools and apps such as Fitbit are giving walking some true credibility). Walking provides many of the same benefits of other types of activity (e.g., burns calories, increases blood flow, enhances mood). It’s ... Read More
 
Holiday Recipes

Holiday Recipes

Dietitians celebrate the holidays with the best of them. This includes enjoying traditional and delicious holiday foods. However, we are equipped with tools that innately make healthy choices a bit easier during a season that seems filled with endless temptation. Oftentimes we think in terms of what we can have or add to our repertoire of recipes. ... Read More
 
7 Tips to Curb Calories on Thanksgiving

7 Tips to Curb Calories on Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is perhaps our most universally important holiday; gratitude, appreciation, graciousness, and thankfulness are the foundations of living a truly happy life. It could be argued that there is no true happiness without service and the privilege to be in the position to serve. Thanksgiving reminds us every year of our blessings and the importance ... Read More
 
Rethinking Fat:  The good, the bad, and the ugly

Rethinking Fat: The good, the bad, and the ugly

It is a well-established fact that too much body fat i.e. being overweight or obese, has serious health consequences and is a risk factor to the onset of many serious diseases. Historically, we’ve blamed high dietary fat intakes for our growing overweight and obese population. It seemed like a good conclusion since fat has a ... Read More
 
Staying on Track During the Holidays! Yes! It can be done!

Staying on Track During the Holidays! Yes! It can be done!

As the holidays approach, opportunities for major calorie-fests abound. Not only that, but the vast majority of these are in the afternoon or evening when willpower is at it’s lowest. So how can we stay on track and not undo all our hard work?   The short answer: get up early and exercise before breakfast! ... Read More
 
ROASTED SQUASH & VEGGIE SALAD with Citrus Avocado Dressing

ROASTED SQUASH & VEGGIE SALAD with Citrus Avocado Dressing

This delicious salad featuring delicious fall veggies is as versatile as any fall and winter staple, but pretty enough to be featured at Thanksgiving or your holiday party. Mix and match squash, cruciferous veggies like cauliflower and broccoli, peppers and onions for variety and color. INGREDIENTS: 1 pound of Brussels sprouts, cut each in half. ... Read More
 
5-Step Plan for Shutting Down Sugar

5-Step Plan for Shutting Down Sugar

There are lots of things we can do to improve our health and wellness, but if you want to focus on just one thing—it costs nothing and no sweat involved—cut sugar out of your diet. Why Sugar? Sugar intake is linked to a variety of serious health risks the most obvious being weight gain which ... Read More
 
The Scoop on Shaking Off Sugar. What happens when you ditch the drug?

The Scoop on Shaking Off Sugar. What happens when you ditch the drug?

Sugar? A drug? Through refinement, sugar is depleted of any redeeming fiber, minerals, and vitamins, so yes, some classify refined sugar as a drug and poison. Additionally, according to research conducted by Avena, Rada, and Hoebel at Princeton, NJ in 2009, sugar is shown to have classic characteristics of addictive drugs displaying both behavioral and ... Read More
 
The One Trick to Stopping Unhealthy Eating

The One Trick to Stopping Unhealthy Eating

It’s 5:30pm when your car participates in the the bumper-to-bumper dance and your stomach sings of hunger. “It’s been a long day. Give me a beer, potato chips. Diet starts tomorrow,” you say as you waltz into the door. While it’s easy to dance to tune of a forgotten healthy eater, there are ways to stick ... Read More