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Get Ahead Of It

Fall is my favorite season of the year! When I was a little kid, I couldn’t wait to get back to school and see my friends, go camping, and seeing all the leaves fall and the trees turn beautiful colors. I also really enjoyed the change in weather and that refreshing chill in the air. Labor Day starts it all, […]

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Alma Del Sur: Me Through Food

“Alma del sur” (translation – Southern Soul) is a recipe that represents me both personally and professionally. The arepa represents my Colombian roots and my childhood home when Mom expressed her love by making us arepas hot off the grill most weekends. She would spread a little butter, top with queso blanco, and/or a fried egg, and then serve it […]

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Invert Your Funnel!

In my “Sleepy Time Nutrition” blog I wrote about the imbalance of food and calories toward the end of the day, and the use of stimulants and suppressants to rev us up and shut us down. The body and mind need energy, which comes from food, rest, and fitness – NOT coffee or alcohol! In this blog I’m following up […]

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Sleepy Time Nutrition

Is this how your day looks like? You hit that snooze button about five times, slowly stumble to make coffee, shower, race to get dressed, and then off to fight traffic. Then it’s endless emails, meetings, deadlines, demanding bosses, or errands that just don’t let up. Maybe you grab a bite to eat or skip meals all together or maybe […]

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How Can Diet Help Cultivate a Robust Gut Microbiome?

Our gut microbiome – the name given to the sum total of all the bacteria living in our digestive tracts – is now considered by the scientists who study it to function as it’s own “organ,” acting in many surprising ways in the body. There are some seriously interesting links between the gut microbiome, inflammation, the so called “gut-brain axis” […]

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David’s Delicious Black Bean Burger

BLACK BEAN BURGER I love a great burger from time to time, but I do need to watch my cholesterol. It’s in my genes and too much saturated fat from beef or cheese can lead me down a difficult path. Look, I’m not trying to fool those that want a great burger, I say enjoy it every once in a […]

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Honing in on Hunger

Have you ever walked to the cabinet pantry to pull out a bag of potato chips, simply from the persistent thoughts of how amazing the taste of honey BBQ flavor, and the sound of crunch after every bite of chips would be? Let’s say, you rushed to the pantry to grab a bag of chips and devoured the entire bag […]

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Find Your Nurturing Voice! Tune Out The Food Police

In last week’s blog post, “Honing In On Hunger,” we discussed the different signs between emotional hunger, hunger that is triggered from anxious feelings; and physical hunger, hunger that is recognized in the stomach from sensations like rumbles, growls, etc. The key concept of last week’s blog was for individuals to differentiate between hunger signs in essence to prevent the […]

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Nutrition Counseling

Whether you are trying to manage your weight, eat healthier, exercise more or get better control of your blood pressure, diabetes, heart disease or other health conditions, we can help. Set up an appointment to see David, our Registered Dietitian Nutritionist, and Certified Exercise Physiologist (EP-C). We accept insurance plans for Aetna Anthem/Blue Cross Blue Shield United Healthcare Humana Medicare […]

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Drop the Diet Mindset, and now Shape Healthy

With all these diets popping up on all our computer and mobile screens, how can anyone find the promise of quick weight loss unappealing? You read claims saying “trim this, belly fat that, lose weight in 10 days,” and the list of dieting propaganda goes on. Usually, diets promote the elimination of certain foods and/or the restriction of daily calories. […]

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Shape Healthy

This is a disease prevention program designed for individuals who desire a healthy, intuitive, non-diet, and gimmick free approach to prevent weight gain and improving health. Our program is evidence-based and provides structure without rigidity to help people eat healthier, move more, manage stress, problem solve, maintain positive thinking, and return to natural intuitive eating instincts. We motivate people to […]

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