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Welcome to “Food is Medicine” by Its All About Choices.  The theme for September is “Ways to cut ~250 or more calories per day”. Every little bit helps when trying to lose weight, maintain weight or just eat healthier.  What’s more important is what you’re cutting...

Welcome to “Food is Medicine” by Its All About Choices. The theme for September is “Ways to cut ~250 or more calories per day”. Every little bit helps when trying to lose weight, maintain weight or just eat healthier. What’s more important is what you’re cutting...

To lose weight, you need to eat fewer calories than you burn.  Easier said than done huh – I will always challenge that! When one follows a “diet”, reducing the amount of food you eat can be difficult in the long run. When it’s a lifestyle,...

Overeating – No Lack of exercise – No Lack of water – No Late night eating – No Even with the best eating pattern and fitness routine, if sleep is off, your weight loss efforts are severely hindered! Sleep Controls your Diet According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, more than...

What is Vitamin D? Vitamin D is called a fat-soluble vitamin however, is actually a hormone that can be synthesized by the body when exposed to sunlight and consumed in the diet.  In addition, the presence of Vitamin D is required for calcium absorption. Why is Vitamin D so Important? Recent...

Basic Principles The basic principles of appetite awareness are simple. First, take charge of your eating decisions so that you are not as vulnerable to environmental signals/triggers (Ex: co-worker left hot Krispy Kreme donuts on in the break room – substitute with your weakness) to eat...

Carbohydrates are one of the main sources of energy for the body and the preferred source of energy for the brain. There are three types of carbohydrates: sugars, starches and fiber. Starches and fiber are formed due to sugars being combined into more complex structures....

The belief has been held for years that milk causes mucus formation, although the few studies on this topic have failed to demonstrate any effect of milk on mucus production. Many people confuse the temporary, slight thickening of saliva after drinking milk with mucus. There is no scientific research showing that...

This is a common question. The good news is eating healthier is not complicated or expensive! Below are 5 high level guidelines with more details to follow. #1 Follow a healthy eating pattern across the lifespan. All food and beverage choices matter. Choose a healthy eating pattern at an...

Not about what you "Can't eat" The good news is, this holiday edition is not about what you “can’t eat” or “shouldn’t eat” during this time of the year. This holiday edition IS about: 1. giving you permission to eat your favorite foods, 2. taking your power...