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One Pot Basmati Rice and Beans

One Pot recipes are easy and a great way to limit clean up in the kitchen. This is especially handy in a small Caribbean kitchen. I found this brown Basmati rice at Pricemart for around $8, which I think is a steal. When I keep regular brown rice on hand, I never remember to start… Continue reading One Pot Basmati Rice and Beans

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5 Healthy Habits to Start Losing Weight

At times, we all need to jump start our lives and get back on track to eating well and moving more. If you are interested in improving your health and wouldn't mind losing some weight...and keeping it off!.... Start by incorporating these healthy habits into your daily routine! 1. Eat More Fruits and Vegetables Research… Continue reading 5 Healthy Habits to Start Losing Weight

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Healthy Tips for the Holidays from a Registered Dietitian

Wondering how to stay healthy and stick to your diet this holiday season? Customs this time of year often revolve around the food on the table making the holidays the dieter’s arch nemesis. However, the holidays are meant to be enjoyed and celebrated not spent stressing over every morsel of food. Follow these tips for… Continue reading Healthy Tips for the Holidays from a Registered Dietitian

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#BEACHBODYPOSITIVE – Get the Perfect Beach Body in One Step

Every year we are inundated with diet fads and individuals looking for the secret to the perfect beach body (aka summer body if you're landlocked). Millions of dollars are spent every spring and summer looking for that quick and easy way to get a "beach-ready" body before vacation. However, many individuals are continuously having to… Continue reading #BEACHBODYPOSITIVE – Get the Perfect Beach Body in One Step

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Nutrition to Lower Your Cholesterol

If your doctor has recently tested your blood and told you that your cholesterol is high, there are changes you can make in your diet to help lower the level of cholesterol in your blood and decrease your risk of developing heart disease and diabetes. Some patients can manage their blood cholesterol with diet alone and many stop taking medications after… Continue reading Nutrition to Lower Your Cholesterol

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Quick Guide to Low Sodium Nutrition

If you have been diagnosed with high blood pressure, kidney failure, or liver disease your doctor may have recommended you follow a low sodium diet. Sodium is important for our bodies but too much attracts fluid into your blood stream increasing pressure inside the blood vessel. High blood pressure for long periods of time can… Continue reading Quick Guide to Low Sodium Nutrition

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Nutritional Yeast: What Can It Do For Your Heart

I've been hearing this term and seeing it pop up on recipes as a low sodium, dairy-free cheese substitute. Considering a large portion of my patients struggle with hypertension and other cardiovascular aliments, I have decided to do a little digging into Nutritional Yeast and its benefits related to heart disease. What Is Nutritional Yeast?… Continue reading Nutritional Yeast: What Can It Do For Your Heart

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13 NEW Things to Try on St Thomas

For February, I set a goal to try at least two new things every week. Initially I had intended for my new experiences to be completely food and fitness related, but as I discussed last month, sometimes, life requires us to adapt. Nevertheless, I did well this month and not only exceeded my expectations, but… Continue reading 13 NEW Things to Try on St Thomas

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Keys to Meeting Your Health Goals in 2018: Adaptability and Positivity

Give yourself a pat on the back! You made it through the first month of the year! If things didn't start out as expected, it's ok! You still have 11 more months to make 2018 the year to reach your health and fitness goals! Those of you just joining me on my journey, I am… Continue reading Keys to Meeting Your Health Goals in 2018: Adaptability and Positivity

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5 Reasons Eating Fiber Will Make You Live Longer

    We all want to live as long as possible to enjoy our time here with family and friends. Millions of dollars each year are spent into the health and diet industry to achieve this goal. However, the answer may be a lot simpler than you think.... FIBER!! I started this post a while… Continue reading 5 Reasons Eating Fiber Will Make You Live Longer

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The Secret to Losing Weight and Keeping it Off in 2018

Every January millions of us set the resolution to lose weight. Whatever the reason, we begin our journey eager to find the secret to dropping weight fast and easy. In the past, I have been guilty of this spending unnecessary dollars on diet pills and weight loss plans that promised to "lose up to 19 pounds… Continue reading The Secret to Losing Weight and Keeping it Off in 2018

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Why You Should Eat More Whole Grains

Good Day Y'all! I am hearing news of good progress on St Thomas, and I simply cannot wait to get back this week! Since I posted a lot of recipes last week, this post is focusing more on nutrition education and today's topic is Whole Grains! The benefits to eating whole grains are numerous. In… Continue reading Why You Should Eat More Whole Grains