Food For Thought

The Official Healthy Food Now Blog

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The Refrigerator and Pantry Makeover: Unhealthy Food Out, Healthy Food In!

Kate Glover, 07/06/2016

Transitioning to a healthy diet can be difficult, especially in the beginning. Don’t make healthy eating harder by expecting yourself to resist the highly-palatable foods in your refrigerator/pantry. Try a kitchen makeover by...

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Red, White, and Blue: Healthy Recipes for the Fourth of July

Kayla Sheely , 07/01/2016

Indulge your sweet tooth this Fourth of July without falling off your healthy eating plan! We’ve created a list of some of our favorite fruit-filled recipes to enjoy during the holiday.

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Don’t Let People-Pleasing Get In the Way of Your Health

Coach Caroline, 06/29/2016

Don’t let people-pleasing rain on your high-nutrient parade. Gently set boundaries with others so you can continue to enjoy relationships without damaging your health in the process.

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Sticking with Your Diet This Fourth of July

Kayla Sheely , 06/28/2016

The season of summer picnics and BBQs is in full swing! It can sometimes seem like you have to make a choice between being social or eating healthy. But we like to think that you can do both! The key is to plan ahead...

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Summertime Blast Smoothie | Healthy Food Now

Kayla Sheely , 06/24/2016

Summer is a perfect time of year to introduce more fruits and vegetables into your (or your family’s!) diet. Smoothies are an easy way to increase your daily fruit and vegetable intake. Try this delicious fruit smoothie...

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Therapy is not Necessary to Overcome Bad Eating Habits

Coach Caroline, 06/22/2016

Millions of years of successful evolution has given us the desire to take advantage of calories when they’re available. Having struggled with compulsive eating for literally decades, I've finally found a way to stick with my healthy eating goals...

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Achieve Your Perfect Beach Body This Summer

Kate Glover, 06/20/2016

The tricky thing about fad diets is that they’re only effective for the moment--they’re a short-term fix. There’s a better solution that will allow you to lose weight and keep it off...

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3 Easy Ways to Include More Vegetables in Your Diet

Kate Glover, 06/17/2016

It’s National Eat Your Vegetables Day! Whether you’re a vegetable enthusiast or you tend to avoid them most days, consider adding some colorful veggies to your menu today. Here are some easy ways to include vegetables in your diet...

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What Should I Eat on a Nutrient-Dense Diet?

Coach Caroline, 06/16/2016

The processed foods that comprise many diets are strongly linked to heart disease, cancer, stroke, and diabetes. On the flip side, nutrient-dense foods decrease your risk of succumbing to those leading causes of death. Here are the basics...

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3 Reasons Why Vegetarians Should Consider a Health Coach

Kayla Sheely , 06/13/2016

Do you have concerns about your diet and whether it is actually healthy, even without meat? Just being a vegetarian doesn’t make you healthy. It’s important to fuel your body as best as possible! Here's how...

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