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10 foods that can cause a weight-loss plateau

In Weight Loss by Karen Eisenbraun, CHNC August 21st, 20180 Comments

Have you recently stopped making weight-loss progress? It could be your diet. Certain foods can cause a weight-loss plateau, even if you’ve otherwise been making healthy choices and exercising regularly. Many foods generally touted as healthier options — such as granola bars, diet soda, and rice cakes — could actually be stalling your weight-loss progress instead of helping you reach your goals. Fortunately, scaling back on these foods or avoiding them altogether can help you …

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10 foods nutritionists never eat

In Nutrition by Karen Eisenbraun, CHNC September 1st, 2018

There are foods nutritionists never eat. We’ve pulled together a list of 10 foods that nutritionists avoid at all costs. Nutritionists may not necessarily always agree on what constitutes a healthy diet — in part because differences in our genetic makeup influence how people respond to and process different foods. 1. Artificial sweeteners Sugar-free is always better for you, right? Not necessarily. Artificial sweeteners, also referred to as non-nutritive sweeteners, have been linked to numerous …

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7 foods that make you feel bloated

In Nutrition by Karen Eisenbraun, CHNC August 31st, 20180 Comments

It’s easy to mistake bloating for actual weight gain. Bloating can be uncomfortable, unsightly, and make you feel as if you’ve put on excess pounds around your middle when in fact, all you did was drink a diet soda or eat a small pastry just hours earlier. Though it’s common to experience bloating every once in awhile, there are tricks for manipulating your diet in a way that can help prevent or reduce bloating. Here …

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Are artificial sweeteners safe?

In Nutrition by Karen Eisenbraun, CHNC September 2nd, 20180 Comments

Are artificial sweeteners safe? .Americans have been using artificial sweeteners for decades in an effort to cut back on sugar and prevent weight gain. Aspartame, saccharin, and sucralose are just a few artificial sweeteners approved by the FDA as food additives. But in recent years, these sweeteners have been linked to several serious health complications including type 2 diabetes, heart disease, and cancer. Here’s a closer look at the potential dangers of artificial sweeteners, as …

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How to get past a weight-loss plateau

In Weight Loss by Karen Eisenbraun, CHNC September 2nd, 20180 Comments

Hitting a weight-loss plateau can be frustrating and demotivating, especially if you feel like you’re doing everything right. And while certain nutrition and fitness mistakes can cause a plateau, sometimes there’s no real reason for your weight loss to stall. We tend to think of weight loss as a steady decline, when in reality weight is always fluctuating. It’s natural for weight loss to sometimes stagnate or for your weight to even go back up …