Tag Archives: Healthy Eating

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Eat Your Veggies!

As a dietitian, I am often suggesting to teens that they eat more veggies. Vegetables are packed full of important nutrients such as vitamins and minerals, and they also have fiber, which is helpful for digestive health and to keep us feeling full longer. Feeling…

Seeds – A Healthy Super Snack

You may have heard that snacking on nuts is a healthy alternative to “junk” food such as potato chips or candy. Like nuts, seeds can be very beneficial to your health. They are rich in healthy unsaturated fats, vitamins, minerals, fiber, and protein, which make…

Mindful Eating During the Holidays

In anticipation of buffet style eating or a big sit down meal during the holidays, try your best to follow your normal meal routine including having breakfast. Trying to “save up” calories by not eating in excitement of overindulging causes spikes and drops in blood…

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The Importance of Healthy Eating

Healthy eating can be really hard. Many young people would rather grab a bag of chips than an apple. The reason why many teens suffer from a poor diet is because they either don’t have the time to eat right or because most of the…

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PCOS Friendly – Lunch Ideas

Happy PCOS Awareness Month! September is PCOS Awareness Month. It also means time for many to go back to school!   I remember when I was younger, going back to school brought on the stress of planning and packing my brown paper bagged lunch. Now I’m…

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Thinking outside of the box

Recently I was asked if the “environment” played a role in polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS). The etiology or cause of PCOS has a “multifactorial pattern” meaning, there are many different factors that influence whether or not a young woman will be the “1 in 10”…

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“I’ll just have a salad.”

Many people choose salads when they go out for lunch or dinner because they’re trying to be healthy. Eating well isn’t as simple as ordering a salad, though, because many restaurants serve salads that are loaded with unhealthy toppings. Salads that are topped with deep-fried…

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A PCOS-Friendly Summer

Happy summer from the Center for Young Women’s Health! For most people, summer means a break from over-scheduled days and more free time for graduation parties, barbeques, and hanging out with friends. Summer can make some parts of managing PCOS a little easier, but can other…

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Let’s Move!

Michelle Obama recently launched a campaign called “Let’s Move”, which is focused on reducing the number of obese children and adolescents. The goals for her campaign are to teach parents to make healthier choices, get healthier food options into schools, and to get kids to…