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Learn to Love Your Food

January 2, 2017 Timi Gustafson

When nutrition professionals talk about “befriending food,” they usually do so in the context of eating disorders. They point out the importance of not seeing “food as the enemy,” or advocate for “making peace with

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What Practicing Thankfulness Can Do

November 25, 2015 Timi Gustafson

For most of my career as a dietitian and health counselor, I have paid much attention to the deficiencies in my clients' diet and lifestyle choices and how these could be changed for the better.

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Why Moderation Is Key to Healthy Aging

September 21, 2015 Timi Gustafson

Several recently published studies on aging all seem to lead to the same conclusion: for healthy aging, moderation is crucial. Whether it concerns weight management, physical activity or alcohol and tobacco use, health experts urge people to

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Our Estranged Relationship with Food

April 29, 2015 Timi Gustafson

Americans feel less assured about the quality of their food than they used to. In a recent survey by Consumer Reports magazine, over 90 percent of respondents said they wanted to know more about what they

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The Long-Game for Posting Calorie Count

February 2, 2015 Timi Gustafson

The idea that providing more information about food served in restaurants, such as calorie and fat content, would reduce the risk of weight problems has widely been greeted with skepticism and outright rejection. A study

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How Dietary Needs Change with Age

October 28, 2014 Timi Gustafson

Healthy aging entails multiple aspects, among them eating right, exercising regularly and preventing mental decline. Achieving some of these may be easier than others. No matter how well we do our part, nature has a

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Is Your Job Making You Fat?

June 3, 2014 Timi Gustafson

It’s no secret that Americans spend too much time sitting. Long hours working in offices, commuting in cars, and watching TV or playing video games for relaxation render many of us near motionless for entire

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Quick-and-Easy Meals Using One Little Dish

December 27, 2013 Timi Gustafson

Product Reviewed Emile Henry Sauce Pot Ever since my children left for college and I became an empty-nester, I wanted to downscale and simplify my life. I still like to cook; however, I’m no longer