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  • Earth-Friendly Eats

    How green are you? That’s the question I ask myself each year around Earth Day. I recycle, often walk instead of drive, and try to eat more plant-based foods and seafood instead of meat. Not bad, right?
    Actually, I’m not sure how earth-friendly that last one...Full Post
  • 4 Foods that Deserve a Second Chance

    4 Foods that Deserve a Second Chance
    Posted By Janis Jibrin on May 15, 2012
    Is there some vegetable or other healthy food you just can’t stand? Maybe it’s one of the four foods below—they tend to evoke the biggest groans from people. But I have to plead their...Full Post
  • The Weight of Loneliness

    The Weight of Loneliness
    Posted By Janis Jibrin on May 8, 2012
    Yesterday, day three of my chocolate cake craving, I finally gave in. When it lasts this long, it’s usually one of two things: PMS or loneliness. This time around, it was the latter.
    To be honest,...Full Post
  • I’m Not a Jock. So What?

    I’m Not a Jock. So What?
    Posted By Janis Jibrin on July 10, 2012
    It happened to so many of us in Phys Ed class—we watched the athletic kids dominate at dodge ball, easily score baskets and goals, and, of course, get picked first for teams. I wasn’t a complete...Full Post
  • Get out of the Kitchen!

    Get out of the Kitchen!
    Posted By Janis Jibrin on June 5, 2012
    Believe it or not, cooking is not always the healthiest way to spend your time. That might sound strange coming from a nutritionist—after all, you’ve probably heard that cooking at home allows you...Full Post
  • How Healthy Is Your Cereal Bowl?

    How Healthy Is Your Cereal Bowl?
    Posted By Janis Jibrin on June 26, 2012
    Is your bowl a little boring? Your breakfast is supposed to help wake you up—not put you back to bed. My cereal bowl is an elaborate affair, a mix of several types of cereal (gotta get...Full Post
  • 51 Foods that Ward off Wrinkles

    51 Foods that Ward off Wrinkles
    Posted By Janis Jibrin on June 19, 2012
    Is your skin getting the nutrition it needs? A balanced diet (á la Best Life) that contains six nutrients in particular will promote radiant skin today and help stave off wrinkles tomorrow....Full Post
  • Nutrition Knowledge is Power

    Nutrition Knowledge is Power
    Posted By Janis Jibrin on June 12, 2012
    You’d think becoming a nutritionist would sort of take the fun out of eating: The drag of knowing how many calories you’re putting in your mouth and the little diagram of a clogged artery...Full Post
  • What to Eat Before Your Workout

    What to Eat Before Your Workout
    Posted By Janis Jibrin on July 3, 2012
    Pop quiz: Should you eat something before you hit the gym?
    The answer: Only if you’re hungry, because that means you actually need some fuel. Otherwise, you could easily negate the calories...Full Post
  • 4 Food Lessons I Learned from My Father

    What food lessons did you learn from your parents? One that really stuck with me came from my father: Food was meant to be enjoyed. In fact, years later, it propelled me to study nutrition and become a dietitian.
    My father’s excitement over food was contagious....Full Post