healthy eating

5 Healthy Spring Salads


Sometimes nothing hits the spot like a light salad. The last couple of weeks I went to town on take-out and my poison of choice was pizza. If an abundance of pizza was healthy for you I would be one happy girl. Unfortunately, all the carbs were beginning to take its toll and my summer body I have been working so hard for slowly started to disappear. The perfect remedy for my junky habits? Salad! (more…)

Detox Myths and Realities: How to refresh your body the right way for the new year


To detox or not to detox, that is the question. It is common to look for a quick fix to get into shape and detoxing has become overwhelmingly popular with many people citing detoxes as necessary practices for better health. Yet detoxes may not be the miracle cure that people claim them to be. In fact many physicians and dietitians warn against the adverse effects of a detox diet. Instead of getting caught up in the marketing hype of a detox diet I spoke with Dr. Lauri Wright, a registered dietitian and assistant professor at the University of South Florida, to clear up a few things about detoxes.

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An interview with a dietitian: eating healthy in a few simple steps

The struggle is real and making time for eating healthy and getting enough exercise is a never-ending battle. Deadlines, meetings, appointments, and assignments, all seem to get in the way and take precedence over eating right. I often fall prey to the same preoccupations so I decided to sit down with a dietitian to help me establish a balance in my jam-packed schedule. Registered Dietitian and Health Promotion Specialist, Alex Kloehn, works at the University of South Florida’s Wellness Center where he advises students on how to eat healthy and incorporate well balanced meals into their everyday diets. (more…)