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Posts by Lindsay Ford

Barley Hoppin’ John: A Southern Tradition

Make this recipe on New Year’s Day to ensure prosperity and good luck in 2017. Servings: 4 Skill Level: Beginner Total Time: 60 minutes   Ingredients: 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil 1 medium onion, chopped 1 small red bell pepper, chopped 2 stalks of celery, chopped 2 cloves garlic, minced 1 14-ounce can vegetable broth…

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One Thing You Can Do To Improve Your Nutrition: The Next 30 Days

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Lindsay Ford, MS, RD To implement a habit or healthy behavior researchers suggest it typically takes 66 days to stick.  Giving something a wimpy 7 days is not long enough; however, you have to start somewhere and that somewhere or sometime can be today.  In regards to your nutrition, there are countless behaviors one can…

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10 Secret Strategies to Avoid Holiday Weight Gain

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The holidays are coming. Just as you are getting through Halloween and all those bags of candy sitting around, the holiday treats start rolling in. If you work in an office you will likely be overstimulated by all the holiday goodies showing up in a few weeks. Every store we walk enter this time of…

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Five Foods to Prevent Belly Fat

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Belly fat. I don’t know a single person who enjoys hearing those two words. Numbers on a scale mean nothing to a person trying to lose inches around their middle. They don’t care about the number as much as the size of their waistline. While most people want a smaller belly so they can wear…

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10 Self-Talk Phrases that Sabotage Your Health & How to Change Them

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I have to come clean. The mind games and chitter-chatter jingle-jangling around in my head while I’m working toward a health and fitness goals are completely exhausting. If you’ll indulge me for a moment, I’m going to brag on myself—which is something I don’t do very often. Here goes. I just achieved something awesome: on…

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The Hidden Organ for Weight Loss & Longevity

pickled foods can be great for gut health

What would you think if I told you weight gain, metabolic disease, autoimmune disease, cancer, and inflammatory bowel disease all have one thing in common? If I’d heard that five years ago, I would’ve been confused. Then I would’ve been intrigued. It’s a bold claim. If true, it’s huge. If false, then never mind. Either…

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Should You Be Counting Calories?

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I think most people understand counting calories is not a magic weight-loss bullet. They get that restricting calories doesn’t necessarily mean healthy eating. They know that even if you keep your intake to a low very number like 1,400 calories a day, you’re not doing yourself any favors if they’re the wrong kind of calories.…

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