Your Personal Nutrition Blog

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May 11, 2012

Egg White Calories - Calories in Egg Whites

Get egg white calories and egg-ceptional nutrition facts for egg whites including a comparison of whole eggs and egg substitute. Plus get some eggs-quisite menu suggestions.

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Nov 22, 2011

Men's Nutrition: Men Think Differently Than Women

I'm the Dietitian, but I'm handing over the Men's Nutrition portion of my site to my ultra-fit husband, Steve. He knows how men think about food.

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Nov 22, 2011

Cooking for Dads: Single Parent Cooking Made Simple

Healthy cooking for dads. Get quick healthy menu suggestions plus a simple approach to menu planning provided by a registered dietitian.

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May 22, 2011

Vegan Definition - What is a Vegan Diet? What Do Vegans Eat?

Understand the vegan definition and get professional advice from a registered dietitian. Learn what vegans eat and get advice on how to make an easy and healthy transition to a vegan diet.

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May 22, 2011

Vegan Protein Sources - How to Get Enough Protein On a Vegan Diet

Discover the best vegan protein sources and learn how you can easily meet your protein requirement from this list of plant proteins. Learn more about your daily vegan protein needs and how to answer..

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May 22, 2011

Vegan Breakfast Ideas - Quick and Easy Vegan Breakfast Recipes

Vegan breakfast ideas that get the stamp of approval from a registered dietitian. Fast. Simple. Healthy. Yummy. These creative breakfast recipes are healthy and so simple they practically cook themsel

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May 20, 2011

Quick Vegetarian Meals: Easy AND Delicious

These quick vegetarian meals practically cook themselves they're so easy. Whether you're a novice vegetarian or long term vegan, you'll get inspired with these quick vegetarian meal suggestions.

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Jan 24, 2011

Jenny Craig Diet Review

I was able to stick with the Jenny Craig plan for six weeks, during which I lost 12 pounds, but I found that the high soy content in the prepared foods

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Jan 24, 2011

Polar Heart Rate Monitor FT4

This heart rate Monitor tracks the calories you burn by keeping track of your heart rate, age and weight. You wear a monitor around your chest that

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Jan 24, 2011


I never even really liked donuts or ate them that much until my husband and my daughter wanted some and then they kept wanting some! Just having them

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Jan 24, 2011

Lost 100 pounds
6 small meals a day helped

Jill Knapp Wife,Mom,Diabetes Advocate Before weight: 237 I was diagnosed with gestational diabetes with my last pregnancy at age 37. I was having headaches

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6 small meals a day helped"

Jan 24, 2011

Real or Not,
Mayo Clinic Diet Can Work

My husband and I tried this diet about 3 years ago and both lost the weight we wanted. We each wanted to lose 20 lbs and succeeded, rather quickly I might

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Mayo Clinic Diet Can Work"

Jan 24, 2011

Worked for me!

I started the Zone about seven years ago after I had gotten way, way overweight. I liked it because it did allow me to eat things I liked, which were

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Jan 24, 2011

Loving and Leaving the Zone Diet

Back in 1996 ( it must have been the Zone Year) I read Barry Sear's book and found it really interesting. Even though it was somewhat technical, it made

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Jan 24, 2011

Over the hill--Roux En Y Bastric Bypass

When was your weight loss surgery? 11-5-2008 Which surgery was it? RNY Starting weight or BMI: 250 lb. Current weight or BMI: 145 lb. I had decided

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Jan 24, 2011

My Gastric Sleeve (VSG) Journey

When was your weight loss surgery? June 11, 2010 Which surgery was it? Sleeve (VSG) Starting weight or BMI: 36.6 Current weight or BMI: 143.8 (BMI 23.03)

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Jan 24, 2011

I Use the Medifast Diet to Keep My Metabolism Up and Running

My problem was that I could not bring myself to eat breakfast or lunch and sometimes I would not eat dinner. I use Medifast Diet packets for breakfast

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Jan 24, 2011

Works...short term

I went on Medifast in August 2010, I wanted a quick weight loss to start and keep my motivation going. It worked! I lost 35 lbs in 4 months! It was

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Jan 24, 2011

Medifast would have worked if I could stick to it!

After having tried Medifast, I feel that it would be very hard to stick to for more than a month due to the very restrictive nature of the 5 and 1 plan.

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Jan 24, 2011

How to Save $ on Medifast Diet

I am over 60 yrs young. I had 90 lbs to lose. I lost 32 lbs in 18 months on my own, walking & eating sensibly, then I could not lose anymore. I decided

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Aug 13, 2010


I lost 8 lbs. However it was torture. The food was so gross I cried some days. I did make myself get through the month and I have not gained the weight

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Jul 19, 2010

How to Maintain Weight Loss

Please help me maintain my weight loss! I have successfully gone from 298 lbs to 135 lbs without surgery. I am 35 and 5.1. I want to get down to 125.

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Jul 19, 2010

Has to be attempted with caution

I bought the Beverly Hills Diet book astounded by the fact that a person may be able to lose weight so quickly. When I received it I went through the

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Jun 09, 2010

Jenny Craig

Although I loved the diet itself and it did work, it gave me headaches b/c it was full of sodium and that did not work for me. I eventually stopped the

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May 24, 2010

Freshman 16

As I entered my freshman year of college last fall, I was not particularly worried about gaining the legendary freshman 15. I was a three-season athlete

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May 22, 2010

Mayonnaise Substitute: A HEALTHY Substitute for Mayonnaise

This healthy mayonnaise substitute will improve the nutritional value of your diet as well as lower your fat and calorie intake.

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May 11, 2010

Don't be a hater - It's a great diet!

I did the original Beverly Hills diet in the late 80's and loved it! Lost 50lbs. Didn't gain it back until mid 90's from having 3 kids in 5 years. I

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May 09, 2010

Calorie Intake

I am wondering how many calories I need to eat to maintain a healthy weight. For some reason I just do not trust the calculators online. I am 19 year

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May 09, 2010

Trouble losing weight!!!!

I'm a 22 year old mother of two and I am having trouble losing weight. I need a good diet to lose 35lbs by June. Please help? I understand how frustrating

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May 09, 2010

Need to Lose Weight

I am 53 years old, 5'4, with high blood pressure and high cholesterol and high tryglycerides. I take medications and also with fibromyalgia and I take

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May 09, 2010

Low Energy

How Can I Stop Feeling Lazy and Tired? I'm not working. I'm wondering if it's because I'm not exercising much. When I do exercise, I get so tired within

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May 09, 2010

Healthy Weight Loss

Hello, I am female 38yo, 233 lbs, 5’3”. I looked at a calorie counter online and it said that to lose weight I had to eat only 1900 calories and for extreme

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May 09, 2010

Egg Substitutions

I recently learned from taking a alcat test that I'm severly allergic to eggs. I have your gastric companion and was looking at the sample menu and wonder

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May 09, 2010

Eating Healthy But Still Overweight

I'm 16 years old and only 5'3. Sadly I weigh 190lbs. Yet I'm very active. I play softball and I'm always out walking. I don't eat fast food, and I eat

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Apr 26, 2010

Downloadable Grocery List Template - Master Grocery List Template

Use this downloadable grocery list template to create your own master grocery check list of healthy foods. This is the best grocery shopping list template created by a dietitian and will help you...

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Apr 24, 2010

Portion Plates: Use Portion Control Plates to Lose Weight

Use portion plates if you're trying to lose weight. Portion control dishes including portion control plates and portion control bowls take all the guesswork out of proper serving sizes. Portion...

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Apr 17, 2010

Create a Grocery List - Making a Grocery List

Create a grocery list that will result in eating a healthy balanced diet. Use this blank grocery shopping list and the free grocery shopping list of healthy brand name foods. Making a grocery list...

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Apr 14, 2010

Special K Diet: Thumbs Down

With the Special K diet you eat two special k meals and one regular meal, plus two special k snacks and anything else you take in is fruit or vegetables

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Apr 08, 2010

Smart Shopper Grocery List - Free Grocery Shopping List

Use this smart shopper grocery list in order to get an idea of what foods are healthy to eat, as well as which name brands are healthy to buy. This grocery list sample is full of dietitian approved...

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Apr 07, 2010

Healthy Grocery List - FREE Grocery Shopping List

The best free healthy grocery list. This downloadable grocery list contains recommended foods and dietitian approved brand names. This healthy shopping list tells you what foods and which brands...

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Apr 05, 2010

Can I lose weight without
lap band surgery

Hi - I am due for a lap band operation on Sunday 28 March 2010 and I am now wondering do I need to put myself through this procedure to lose weight.

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lap band surgery"

Apr 05, 2010

Want to Lose as I work Out

Can I follow your 1500 calorie plan and lose the last 20 pounds? I am 5ft-1 and I currently weigh 167lb. The number of calories you require is based on

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Apr 05, 2010

Eating the calories you
should eat normally!

Ok, so I am way over weight. I used to weigh 145-155 lb. and I would like to get back to at least 160-165 lb. (I've had 5 kids so I know I am not gonna

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should eat normally!"

Mar 18, 2010

Do I Meet Criteria For Weight Loss Surgery?

I'm in need of help. I am a 35 year old mother to two girls. I am 5'3 tall and I weigh 220 pounds. I have very bad back aches all the time, my hip

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Mar 09, 2010

1600 Calorie Diet Plan: Sample 1600 Calorie Menu

FREE 1600 calorie diet plan sample menu. Gain an understanding of how much you can eat when following a 1600 calorie meal plan. Select from a list of free meal plans at other calorie levels too.

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Mar 08, 2010

Craving for Sugar and Sweets

I have a sweet tooth. I am resorting to making my own so as to control the ingredients and is difficult though because I work long hour

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Feb 24, 2010

Diet and Nutrition Questions and Answers from a Registered Dietitian

You've asked, I've answered. Find a considerable list of diet and nutrition questions answered by a dietitian: fitness and diet questions, frequently asked questions on diet and weight loss...

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Feb 22, 2010

How to Lose Belly Fat

Can you have fat release from the stomach area? Answer: Unfortunately there's no way to spot reduce. :( There are 3500 calories stored in one pound

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Feb 22, 2010

Nutrition Certification: Interested in How To Become a Nutritionist?

So you're interested in nutrition certification? Find out how becomoming a dietitian or nutritionist and learn the technical difference between the terminologies.

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Feb 22, 2010

Sample 1200 Calorie Vegan Diet Menu

FREE sample 1200 calorie vegan diet menu to jump start a vegan diet weight loss or healthy eating program.

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