Category Archives: An Apple a Day

Can your diet make you sad?

Are you biting off more than you can chew? Depression is a common mental health problem, affecting one in 10 U.S. adults at some point in their lives. Depression causes difficulties in the workplace, an increased number of absent days and … Continue reading

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Fire up the grill

There’s nothing better than firing up the grill on a summer afternoon – as long as you do it safely. The grill should be considered an extension of your kitchen, and you should practice the same safety tips inside and … Continue reading

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Myth vs. truth about preventing heart disease

By Lorrie Terry, Western Baptist dietitian Heart disease is responsible for approximately 25 percent of deaths in the U.S., according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Behavior and lifestyle choices, including smoking and eating fast food at least … Continue reading

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Enjoy healthy Super Bowl snacks

What’s on your Super Bowl menu? Chips, dips, soda and other high calorie favorites usually go hand-in-hand with the big game. According to modernmom.com, football fans can consume an entire day’s worth of calories during the game. This year prepare … Continue reading

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Eat healthier in the New Year

Is your New Year’s resolution to eat healthier? If so, avoid fad diets or strict rules because they won’t help you reach your long-term goals. Instead, try these sensible steps from Healthcastle.com to change your diet permanently. Fill the plate … Continue reading

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Will you gain dreaded holiday weight?

Can you have your diet and Christmas cookies, too? It is possible to have both without putting on extra pounds, but you may want to have a plan. It can be challenging to eat healthy during the holidays. Americans gain … Continue reading

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How many calories are in your value meal?

By Lorrie Terry, Western Baptist dietitian Would you eat less or make better choices if you knew how many calories were in your fast food meal? A decision by the U.S. Supreme Court recently cleared the way for national requirements … Continue reading

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Teens slow weight gain when cutting back on sugary drinks

By Lorrie Terry, Western Baptist dietitian Does your child drink too much soda? All of that sugar adds up and it could be having an adverse effect on his or her waistline.  Many children, especially teens, are consuming lots of … Continue reading

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9 ways to help your child eat healthy

By Lorrie Terry, Western Baptist dietitian Do your children only want to eat junk food after school? Filling up on empty calories can hurt your child’s health in many ways, including leaving him or her with no appetite for nutritional … Continue reading

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Food diary can help with weight loss

By Lorrie Terry, Western Baptist dietitian Keeping food diaries can help you lose weight. A handwritten journal, an app for your smart phone or using your computer can help keep you accountable. Many of us underestimate how much we eat … Continue reading

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