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Author: Stephanie Bouquet, MS, RD, CSSD, CDCES

Healthy Eating
Stephanie Bouquet, MS, RD, CSSD, CDCES

Setting G.O.A.L.S.

Wouldn’t it be nice to push a “restart” button and change unhealthy eating and lifestyle habits?   Use the follow strategies (G.O.A.L.S.) to point you in the right direction:  G: Get Ready Success takes preparation. Implementing healthy behaviors is no exception. I encourage small steps to prevent feeling overwhelmed. For example,

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Emotional Health
Stephanie Bouquet, MS, RD, CSSD, CDCES

How I Learned Not to Nag

My husband has been living with diabetes for over twenty years. I still vividly remember the day the diagnosis came. As a dietitian working in the diabetes field, it seemed unimaginable that I missed key red flags like increased thirst, weight loss and fatigue. Funny, at the time I chalked

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Active Living
Stephanie Bouquet, MS, RD, CSSD, CDCES

5 Simple Steps for a Successful Holiday Season

It’s that time of year again. The time when the best intentions to eat nutritious foods, stay physically active and keep blood sugars in a healthy range take a backseat to holiday festivities. Yep, backseat! Buh bye well-intended eating and exercise plans… but it doesn’t have to be that way.

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Healthy Eating
Stephanie Bouquet, MS, RD, CSSD, CDCES

How Much Veggie Love You Got?

Think back to your childhood and how many veggies you ate, and compare it to how many you ate last week. Notice any difference? For me, my love affair with vegetables began at an early age. I vividly remember my preference for carrot sticks while others my age favored potato

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Healthy Eating
Stephanie Bouquet, MS, RD, CSSD, CDCES

5 Ways to Really Lose Weight

The path to actually being able to start to lose weight and maintain that loss boil down to 5 steps. These strategies will help you to get started and to maintain your success. 1. Determine what your body needs daily to function. Not everyone has access to high tech equipment

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Healthy Eating
Stephanie Bouquet, MS, RD, CSSD, CDCES

Why Pump Up the Potassium?

Potassium is one of the most important minerals found in foods we eat. But do you know why? For starters, it helps to keep our muscles working efficiently – including the almighty heart muscle – and it also maintains fluid balance in your body. If you believe that only bananas

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Prediabetes & Type 2
Stephanie Bouquet, MS, RD, CSSD, CDCES

How Not to Get Caught Up in Our Sugar Coated Society

Who doesn’t like a sugary treat every once in a while? Well, according to the most recent food consumption survey conducted by the United States Department of Health and Human Services, the average American not only likes it every now and then, but rather loves having sugar on a daily

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Prediabetes & Type 2
Stephanie Bouquet, MS, RD, CSSD, CDCES

Running On Empty

Food is not only one of life’s pleasures; it is also the body’s primary form of energy. If you feel sluggish and out of vigor before the day is over, you may want to think about how and with what you are feeding your body. Just as your car can’t

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Healthy Eating
Stephanie Bouquet, MS, RD, CSSD, CDCES

Are You Supermarket Savvy?

If you’re like me, going to the grocery store is one of life’s annoying chores. But what are your options? Well, if you can afford it, you can use an app and have food delivered but even then, they often pick out stuff you’d never choose if you went yourself.

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Healthy Eating
Stephanie Bouquet, MS, RD, CSSD, CDCES

Greens To Go

In the perfect world, you’d set aside time daily to plan and prepare healthy lunches to take to work. But the reality? Oftentimes, there’s only a minute to grab easy (and not always healthy) packaged foods while running out the door. If this scenario sounds all too familiar, then you

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