The Complicated Nutrition of Coconut Oil and Saturated Fats

A new American Heart Association study is making the rounds on the Internet, claiming that coconut oil is “as unhealthy as beef fat and butter.” Scroll below the post itself, and you’ll find thousands of laughing faces, angry faces, and dissenters making comments like, “Well that’s okay, because all three are pretty darn good for

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Why Eating High-Fat, Low-Carb Is Good For Your Body

Those who know me well know that I’ve followed a lot of weird diets over the years. I’ve tried going vegan, I was vegetarian for a year, I’ve flirted with the ketogenic (aka keto) lifestyle, and I even tried Atkins when I initially lost 40 pounds at the age of 18. Now that I’m in my late

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5 Signs You’re Eating Too Many Carbs

Listen, you guys – I love carbs. When it comes to brown rice, sweet potatoes, succulent fruits and red wine, I’m always game (as long as I’m practicing my three rules of moderation, of course). But the truth is, when I look around me and observe the people in my life who don’t feel well

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My Weight Loss Story and Journey to Healthy Eating

I didn’t always eat the way I do now. When I was 17, you’d be more likely to catch me eating McDonald’s than whole foods. I’ve always loved to eat (my grandmother will tell you I was the only grandchild that cleared her plate at every meal) and as a teenager, I ate everything in sight. I’m

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5 Foods You Think Are Healthy that Actually Aren’t

When I did the Whole30 with my friend Alyssa a few months back, I mentioned how surprised she was to discover what was and wasn’t allowed on the diet. I think those of us who are actively involved in health and nutrition take for granted how little the general public knows about healthy eating. In

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Here’s Why You Shouldn’t Eat Sugar

It often surprises me how many people don’t know what is and isn’t healthy when it comes to food. I suppose I shouldn’t be so shocked – after all, contradictory studies come out almost weekly claiming that eggs/bread/fruit/meat/cheese are good/bad for you. One week you’re told to make smoothies, and the next you’re told they’re

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