Why No Calorie Counting May Be the Best Calorie Counting

We've all been there at one point or another. An insecure teenager willing to do just about anything for the approval of others. In my case, I was a young sophomore in high school when I discovered the magical idea of calorie counting. Upon first hearing about it, and hearing the success stories of people who …

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What is HAES and How Should It Be Used?

The HAES approach may sound completely foreign to you, especially if you're not in the medical field. But I think it's an interesting topic for everyone to learn about and discuss. So if you're interested in what HAES is, and the benefits and downsides, keep reading! What is HAES? First things first. What is HAES? …

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How My Relationship With Food Has Changed After Studying Nutrition

Maybe this is just the nutrition weirdo in me, but I consider a person's relationship with food to be extremely important. Not just for health reasons, but also because it defines how you perceive the innate human activity of eating, which is something we spend a lot of time doing. If we're being honest, our …

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Dairy-Free Alternatives for Lactose Intolerance

To be completely honest, I'm not sure if I would've taken the time to write this post if it didn't directly apply to me. But the past few weeks have let me see into the world of lactose intolerance and the dietary adjustments it requires, and I really felt like this post could help some …

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My Mental Health Story & How It Led Me to Nutrition

Let me start from the beginning. I'll try not to bore you with all of the details, but in order to understand where I am now, I think you need to know where it all started. My sophomore year of high school, I was diagnosed with generalized anxiety disorder and panic disorder, though I've been experiencing …

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6 Nutrition Experts Give Their Opinion on Collagen Peptides

There's been a lot of buzz lately about collagen peptides. Me being the curious nutrition student that I am, I wanted to learn more about what they are and why everyone is so interested in them. After doing some research, I felt like I understood a little bit more about what collagen peptides are. So …

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3 Ridiculously Simple Thanksgiving Recipes

With Thanksgiving coming up this week, it can seem like an impossible task to eat healthy. It's undeniably more difficult, that's for sure. While it's certainly ok to treat yourself a bit during the holidays, it's important to make sure you're still eating nutrient-dense foods. Whether you're hosting this year or simply bringing a dish …

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Homemade Applesauce with No Added Sugar

It's finally starting to feel like fall here in Missouri. (We get a bit of a late start here, and I'm not a fan.) So I figured it was a fitting time to dust off my homemade applesauce recipe and share it with you! I love this recipe because it only has 3 ingredients, none …

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7 Life Lessons I Learned From Working in a Bakery

My sophomore and junior years of college, I worked in a bakery on campus with one of the chefs from our Nutrition and Dietetics Department, Chef Todd. Throughout those 2 years, I learned a lot about baking. But I also learned a little bit about life too. Here are some of the valuable life lessons …

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My Ultimate Salad Guide

It wasn't until this year that I truly came to appreciate homemade salads. I always had this preconceived notion that salads that were made at home never turned out good. It always seemed like such a chore to buy all of the ingredients and put them together, only to have a bland, sub-par meal. And …

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