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Month: April 2018

Fats may not be as bad as you think

By Kayleigh Caito Fats can sometimes have bad reputation. “Eating fat causes us to get fat, right?” The answer is: not if you eat fats in moderation.  Fats, believe it or not, are very important for the body! Fat is a long-term source of energy for the body, and it aids in absorbing certain fat-soluble vitamins (Vitamin A, Vitamin…

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Introduction to fad dieting

By Kayleigh Caito Fad diets are very popular diets that promote quick weight loss. They can be very restrictive in caloric intake or even restrict whole food groups (ie. carbohydrates). When people initially begin a fad diet they will see very rapid weight loss. That may sound like a good thing… but is it? The short answer is no,…

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Meal Transformations: Making Unhealthy Meals Healthier

By Kayleigh Caito Take a minute to think about some of your favorite comfort foods: biscuits and gravy, mac and cheese, beef and noodles, chicken and dumplings, cheesy potatoes, apple pie, brownies… are you hungry yet? We all have our favorite comfort meal (mine is mashed potatoes with Grandma’s homemade noodles), but these meals can be packed with calories,…

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