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Introducing GET HEALTHY VI! Be Better Together. Lose Weight. Win BIG!

Are you tired of starting a new diet every few months and then feeling like a failure when you let yourself start enjoying certain foods again... Well, I have the solution to your wellness woes. Photo by Kat Jayne on Pexels.com I have been thinking about this dilemma a lot recently... Almost every one of… Continue reading Introducing GET HEALTHY VI! Be Better Together. Lose Weight. Win BIG!

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Orange Blueberry Smoothie

If you need a simple and healthy meal on-the-go this high-fiber protein smoothie is perfect for you. This complete meal, with 19g protein and 14g fiber, can be prepared in minutes and eaten any time of the day. Sneak more vegetables into those Increasing fiber (found in fruits, vegetables, and whole grains)in your diet may… Continue reading Orange Blueberry Smoothie

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Cleanses, detoxes and supplements that guarantee weight loss: Why you aren’t seeing long term results

I love face masks. There is nothing as relaxing to me after a long day than washing off my makeup and applying a nicely scented mask while enjoying my view of the ocean, perhaps with a cocktail. However, one face mask can't erase a pimple, just-like one supplement, detox or cleanse doesn't guarantee maintainable weight… Continue reading Cleanses, detoxes and supplements that guarantee weight loss: Why you aren’t seeing long term results

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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