Breakfast foods and latte

Making Weight Loss Easy with Breakfast

You may have heard that breakfast is the most important meal of the day, but why? Breakfast can help with so many aspects of improving your day. Eating breakfast can replenish your body energy stores, boost energy, and even aid in weight loss. It may just become your secret weapon to lose weight.  Weight Loss […]

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November 16, 2022

Happy, Healthy Fourth of July!

The fourth of July is quickly approaching, and Americans are getting ready for annual barbecues, picknicks, parades, and pool parties! It feels as though every holiday revolves around food! Don’t get me wrong, it’s a great way to celebrate with our family and friends. And you’re allowed to splurge without derailing your health goals. Check […]

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June 28, 2022

Peas, tomatoes, and swiss chard on a wooden table

Picking a Probiotic

If you’ve been to the vitamin and supplement section of your local store at some point within the last few years, you’ve probably seen various products called probiotics. Maybe you know of someone who has taken them, or you may have even taken them yourself. Probiotics are an often misunderstood product. Like everything else, there […]

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February 15, 2022

Bag of crunchy roasted peas and a bag of bada bean bada boom beans are held by dietitians Alex Harris and Jen Lyman

Eating well while traveling

One question I get asked all the time is “what should I do about food while I’m traveling in the car?” Let’s face it, you either love road trips or absolutely hate them – no in between. Especially when you’re driving in the Midwest. There’s only so much corn and soy I can look at […]

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February 3, 2022

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Good sleep can help with weight loss

“I’ll sleep when I’m dead.” A saying we use too often when trying to keep up with the hustle and bustle of our daily lives. Whether it is work deadlines, studying for an exam, or trying to maintain the busy family schedule, a good night’s sleep can easily be overlooked without thinking of the consequences […]

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January 12, 2022

Variety of vitamins and supplements on a countertop next to a row of cut limes

Goal-setting the smart way

Can you believe it’s the end of the year?? The time for fresh starts and the unofficial beginning of the “New Year, New Me” mindset.  Most people set goals or intentions for how they want their new year to go, although many of us will not follow through with these things we want to do. One […]

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December 28, 2021

Managing Stress with Food

We all experience stress at some point in our lives. Whether it’s physical or mental it’s important to take care of yourself by eating well. Your stomach and your brain work together, and when you are stressed, it can really throw off this important cycle.  How your gut is working can change the neurotransmitters that […]

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January 15, 2021

Eat Like My Dogs

That title may feel a little bit rude to you but rest assured that I love my dogs more I love than a lot of things (and people). Case in point: I’m taking them next week to go get professional doggy portraits done and could not be more excited about it. Mackenzie is going to […]

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May 21, 2020

Jen Lyman, New Leaf Nutrition's dietitian, standing in the kitchen typing on her laptop

We’re-All-Just-Doing-Our-Best Pasta

I am so tired of cooking.  I normally prepare most of the meals for my family, but since the option of going out to eat has been removed it feels a thousand times more exhausting to feed Tony and myself… and I’m only making food for him once a day! I also feel the need […]

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April 16, 2020

Gabe Wilkinson, before and after losing over one hundred pounds

Gabe’s Story

“At my heaviest I was 315 pounds and I felt trapped.”  This is from an interview I did with Gabe, a friend who has not only lost 135 pounds, but has kept it off for three years. I haven’t personally experienced large weight changes, so I was really thankful to Gabe for very patiently explaining […]

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March 19, 2020