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Taking Control of Your Portion Sizes

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By Christine Ardigo MSRD

Take Control
Is this your idea of portion control: a sleeve of Oreos, a pint of ice cream, eating chips out of the bag until you’re full, placing enough food on your plate so the flowery print underneath no longer shows?

Does the idea of measuring your food in cups, counting grapes and weighing your meat when you made it through an exhausting day seem ridiculous? I don’t blame you. Especially when you’re dining out. What are you going to do, ask the waiter serving your glass of champagne at the wedding to bring a scale for your chicken masala? Ask the attendant at the buffet table for a measuring cup? Would you even know what a correct portion was if these accommodating individuals brought you these items?

And what about food labels? Does the gibberish on the side of that Lean Cuisine leave you wanting to run for more Oreos to calm your nerves? Does the order in which they list the ingredients indicate anything? What does “% daily value” even mean?

As registered dietitians, we tell people to watch their portions and read labels but how many of you know how? And what do you do when dining out?                                          . Read More

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Brain Power – Rewire for Inspiration

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By Christine Ardigo MSRD

Is this your Typical scenario?
You made it to the gym despite your boss degrading you this afternoon. You put your gym clothes on, ate a Greek yogurt with raspberries, refilled your water bottle and loaded your IPOD with inspiring music. You start your first set of lunges and by the seventh rep you struggle to finish, ultimately giving up.

Or you wake with the plan of ordering that veggie omelet at work. You drink a bottle of water on the way, bypass the free samples of blueberry muffin pieces they entice you with as you enter the cafeteria, ignore the cinnamon wafting from the French toast, only to end up grabbing a bagel with cream cheese.                                                  . Read More

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Welcome to your site for Nutrition and Exercise tips for real people. The ones that work full time. Have children and a home to juggle. The ones that have a busy social life, attend college or run a business. People that want to learn how to help themselves but need a little (or a lot) of motivation.
Not only will I provide you with great ideas on how to prepare healthy nutrient dense meals, but give you practical exercise tips to get you up and moving. I plan to upload a new tip weekly, so be sure to sign up with the email link and never miss the free advice. I also plan to send a separate post monthly on motivational tips to keep you living an enjoyable life while having fun! Inspiration is key!

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