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Curious About the Low FODMAP Diet? Do a Gut Check

This week I’m excited to have registered dietitian and certified diabetes educator Lori Lehnert as my special guest blogger. Abdominal pain, bloating, constant gassiness, diarrhea and constipation are not exactly everyone’s favorite topics to discuss in public. However, they are … Continue reading

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5 Reasons Why Avocados are Anything but the Pits

Avocado toasts

Once dismissed for their fat content, avocados are enjoying their newfound popularity on salads, sandwiches and of course, toast. In fact, today is National Avocado Day. And they’re so popular at the moment that their price has almost doubled compared … Continue reading

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Try a Unique Grilled Vegetable this Summer in 3 Easy Steps

Cabbage pieces

Step aside, cauliflower. It’s time to enjoy an equally tasty cruciferous crunch this season with cabbage. Cabbage may not sound like the most exciting food to grill, but a little olive oil, kosher salt and freshly ground pepper can work … Continue reading

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4 Ways to Get Your Fresh Fruit on This Summer

Watermelon kabob

Before I tried TOPS 28-Day Meal Planner earlier this year, I was a little unsure how I would manage the suggested servings of fruit for each day. Prior to the plan, I’d typically have fruit as part of breakfast and … Continue reading

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4 Popular Food Trends for 2019

This week, I’m excited to once again have registered dietitian and certified diabetes educator Lori Lehnert as my special guest blogger. It’s no secret that nutrition is one of the hottest topics this time of year. Everywhere you go, from … Continue reading

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When the Path Gets Tough, Keep Looking Forward

Earlier this summer I went on my very first mountain biking excursion in Bend, Oregon, with my dad. I thought this would be a fun and active way to spend part of our family trip and balance out the inevitable … Continue reading

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Not So Sure About Jogging? Try Plogging

(Updated April 11, 2019) During our workplace TOPS meeting last week, one member mentioned having a hard time exercising (like getting on a treadmill, for example) just for the sake of exercising. He likes the idea of getting moving for … Continue reading

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3 Things to Consider When Choosing a Meal Plan

Vegetables with Paper

March is National Nutrition Month® and is a great time to take a look at your meal plan. Maybe your New Year’s resolution to eat healthier didn’t quite pan out as you hoped, or maybe you’re ready to spring clean … Continue reading

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Going with the Flow

Go with the Flow

The other night, knowing that I wouldn’t be able to make my workout class the following evening, I had the ambitious idea to set my alarm for 4:30 AM to get up and ride my stationary bike for an hour … Continue reading

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