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It’s a confusing time to try and maintain a healthy diet and weight. There’s so much conflicting advice on what to eat and what to avoid. Things that once were forbidden are now encouraged.
Before heading into spring, I often reflect on the progress I’ve made both professionally and personally since the new year.
Boasting before-and-after pictures of dieters, fad-diet marketers often make sweeping promises that tell followers they will “lose weight fast.”
Walking through the grocery store recently, I overheard a conversation between two people going through their shopping list. “All we are missing is some protein,” said one patron to the other.
Happy New Year! January marks the unofficial “official” start of the diet season. The pressure of New Year’s resolutions, coupled with added weight (and guilt) from overindulging over the holiday season, seems to send the nation into a dieting frenzy year after year.
Omega 3 fatty acids and antioxidants have become household words. The body doesn’t make Omega 3s, so we must get them in our food supply. Fortunately, thousands of antioxidants are found in grains, fruits, vegetables, nuts and legumes.