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Spring into Self-Care

It’s finally Spring (though the weather might not feel like it, especially for my NC folks), and what better time to work on ourselves! Self-care, simplified, is any action to “preserve or improve one’s own health.” I absolutely love this definition because it encompasses the improvement of health, but emphasizes the importance of “self” in […]

Consistency Matters – Seven Behaviors to Help Maintain Weight Loss

Eat Smart, Move More, Prevent Diabetes focuses on making lifestyle changes that you can continue after the program ends. We don’t have a specific diet to follow, a specific exercise plan to implement, or a specific tracking platform to use every day. We are here to support your journey, whatever that looks like for you. […]

More Reasons to NOT Skip Breakfasts

I don’t know about you, but the recent research around breakfast has been very confusing to me. Originally, it was considered to be the ‘most important meal of the day.’ Then the evidence around the importance of breakfast for overall health and achieving and maintaining a healthy weight became mixed as intermittent fasting started to […]

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Reduce Your Food Waste – Make Vegetable Stock

One of my goals for 2021 is to establish more environmentally friendly habits in my daily life. Specifically, I want to be more mindful of food waste. Fortunately for me (and for you), the Safe Plates team is kicking off 2021 with an Avoiding Food Waste campaign. I can’t wait to see what tips and […]

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How to Achieve Your New Year’s Resolutions?

Each year, around the world, millions of people make resolutions as they step into a New Year. These generally revolve around improving health, financial management, career goals, personal interests, etc. According to a Finder survey, close to 189 million adult Americans (74% of the population) made a New Year’s resolution for 2021. The not-so-good news […]

Holiday Challenge

5 Tips to Politely Decline Family Food Pushers

Let’s face it, the holidays often revolve around activities and gatherings that include food. It can be difficult for those of us who are trying to make smarter, healthier food choices to be in environments where unhealthy sweets and treats are everywhere, especially when people we love are the ones offering us these foods.  Family […]

Always Eating? Part 3: Coping With Emotions

This is the final blog in a three-part series. My last two blogs focused on nutrition and self-care, check them out if you’re interested. “I can’t stop eating….I’m always eating.“ I am continuing to unpack the common situation of always eating. To do this, we have to look at the interplay between nutrition, self-care, and […]

How Practicing Gratitude May Benefit Your Health

DID YOU KNOW? Being GRATEFUL has many health benefits. According to a recent study, practicing gratitude everyday may help you sleep better, lower your body aches and pains and improve your heart health. According to Harvard Medical School, gratitude is “a thankful appreciation for what an individual receives, whether tangible or intangible. With gratitude, people […]

5 Tips to Not Gain Weight on a Cruise

My family and I recently took a cruise to Alaska and it was awesome!  Between all of the activities scheduled during the at sea days and the walking during the days in port, there was plenty to do and despite the 24/7 access to food, I am happy to report that I did not gain […]