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Stop Obsessing Over Calories and Start Eating Better

I have very fond childhood memories of cracking and eating walnuts, pecans, and pistachio nuts with my father. This simple yet delightful food experience followed me into young adulthood. That is, until the day I started counting calories. …

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Don’t Be Afraid To Skip Breakfast

“Breakfast is the most important meal of the day.” This is an all-too-common phrase that I secretly dislike, as the supposed benefits of eating this traditional morning meal have been totally misconstrued by both health experts and enthusiasts.…

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Is the Ketogenic Diet Worth Trying?

If you’re a fitness enthusiast, weight loss seeker or general health information consumer, you’ve likely heard of the ketogenic (keto) diet. You’ve probably also heard some amazing success stories where people have lost in excess of 1-2 pounds a…

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How Pescatarian Diets Can Be Good for Your Health

In my nearly 20 years of both professional and personal experience in health, fitness and nutrition, I’ve vetted just about every diet plan that exists, from low-carb ketogenic diets to those involving point systems and prepackaged meals. I also…

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Infographic: Are You Losing the Dieting Game?

Research shows that 1 out of every 3 adults in the United States is trying to lose weight yet nearly 70 percent of American adults are overweight or obese suggesting that the popularized dieting and exercise programs aren’t working.…

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Two-Day Fasting: A Viable Option for Healthy Eating

Two-day fasting is a type of intermittent fasting regimen that’s been followed by many in recent years. This type of fasting is quite beneficial in that it promotes substantial reductions in body weight, body fat percentage, and visceral (belly) fat. Personally, I’ve…

The DASH PYRAMID Nina Cherie Franklin
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The DASH Pyramid

I’ve been advocating healthy eating for over 15 years and the DASH (dietary approaches to stop hypertension) eating plan still remains to be among only a few that I’ve ever endorsed.  This plan was originally developed to protect against high blood pressure…

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Dieting, Making It Work For You

I’m often asked, “what’s the best diet for weight loss? Honestly, I never ever give a straight answer because, quite frankly, I don’t believe in “diets”, per se. To me, most appeal to people’s vanity with claims promising effortless, rapid weight loss,…