Nutrition Blog

The AZ Dietitians Nutrition and Wellness Blog

The TLC Diet: A Diet to Lower Cholesterol

Have you ever heard of the Therapeutic Lifestyle Change (TLC) Diet? If you're trying to lower your LDL cholesterol naturally, you'll want to read this! The TLC diet is not your typical restrictive diet. It's actually more of a lifestyle change than a diet. Stay tuned...

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Are Eggs Good for You?

Egg yolks are high in cholesterol (about 187 mg each), so should we avoid them? ⁠As dietitians, we hear this question pretty often. Science seems to sway back and forth with an answer to this question. Today, we’re going to share the most current information for you...

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What Are Smart Goals?

You have probably heard the term “SMART Goals,” but sometimes it’s hard to remember what they are and how to set them. SMART goals are not only a smart way to set goals, they help us focus our efforts, save time, use our resources productively and increase our chances...

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Let’s Sideline Stress This Holiday Season!

Let’s Sideline Stress This Holiday Season!

The holidays are in full-swing, COVID is still running rampant,  family members from out of town might be driving you a little insane, the news channel is nearly always negative, and you are beginning to feel a little overwhelmed about your New Year’s Resolutions. So,...

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How to Overcome Emotional Eating

How to Overcome Emotional Eating

Do you struggle with emotional eating? Although we are not licensed therapists, we do encounter this topic quite often with our clients. Read on to learn more about why you might be emotionally eating and learn useful tactics to overcome it. What is emotional eating?...

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5 Exercise Tips to Help You Get Fit This Winter

5 Exercise Tips to Help You Get Fit This Winter

The weather is cooling down here in Arizona, which means no more excuses to not exercise! Today, we'll touch on some benefits of exercise and discuss 5 tips on how to fit more exercise into our schedules.   Exercise Benefits Physical & Mental Health Exercise isn’t...

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Diabetes Awareness: What You Need to Know

Diabetes Awareness: What You Need to Know

World Diabetes Day is marked every year on November 14th in commemoration of Sir Frederick Banting’s birthday since he co-discovered insulin along with Charles Best in 1922. Their discovery has saved countless lives and deserves a day of celebration!  Many of us are...

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Approaching the Holidays with Confidence

Approaching the Holidays with Confidence

Do you worry about gaining weight over the holidays? This is a common concern for many people, so we wanted to share some tips on how to approach the holiday season with confidence in your food choices and your activities. Holiday weight gain is not inevitable! It’s...

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Ways to Include More Plant-Based Protein

Ways to Include More Plant-Based Protein

Did you know that you can get protein from plant-based sources? Many people believe that it is only possible to get enough protein through eating animal proteins such as meat and dairy. This is false. It is definitely possible to consume enough protein through plant...

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Which Matters More: BMI or a Healthy Lifestyle?

Which Matters More: BMI or a Healthy Lifestyle?

We make choices every day that can either impact our health in a positive or negative way. By adopting a healthy lifestyle, we can take control over our health.  Many people have different perspectives of a healthy lifestyle. What research shows about healthy...

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