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Heather Bauer, RD, CDN
Heather Bauer, RD CDN is a nationally recognized nutrition expert, author, and entrepreneur. Her fresh and inspiring approach to diet has landed her prime time spots on Good Morning America, CNN, CBS, The Talk, Access Hollywood Live and The Tyra Banks Show. She has also been featured in the New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, and People Magazine. Ms. Bauer is the author of two top selling books; The Wall Street Diet and Bread is the Devil and is the founder of Bestowed ( a subscription service that offers consumers a personalized way to discover, sample, shop and learn about the best nutrition and lifestyle products on the market.

Entries by Heather Bauer, RD, CDN

Do You Actually Know What You're Talking About When You Say 'GMO'?

(7) Comments | Posted October 22, 2015 | 1:53 PM

What's the deal with GMO? This acronym has been flying around the food world and many of us don't even know what those three little letters actually stand for. GMO stands for genetically-modified organisms. These are plants and animals that have had their DNA modified in a lab....

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See What a Nutritionist Feeds Her Kids This Back-to-School Season

(11) Comments | Posted September 14, 2015 | 12:19 PM

As the first few weeks of the school year and fall are upon us, it's important to make sure our kids are getting the fuel they need to make it through a full day in the classroom and beyond. Making an interesting, appetizing, and nutritious packed lunch for...

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Which Source of Protein Is Right for You?

(0) Comments | Posted August 18, 2015 | 1:16 PM

Protein is most likely not a foreign term to you. We hear about it a lot. It is one of three macronutrients (along with carbohydrates and fat) that are the basic and essential components of every diet. Eating enough of the right protein is very important...

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You Can Eat Well and Enjoy Your Vacation

(0) Comments | Posted July 7, 2015 | 5:09 PM

It's summer-time and the livin' is easy -- so naturally it's time to take a few precious days off and kick up your feet. Even if your schedule is crammed with BBQ's, kids' swim practices and a multitude of other events, life moves slower in the summer and most of...

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Can Superfoods Make You a Superhuman?

(0) Comments | Posted May 29, 2015 | 4:26 PM

Superfoods. Sounds like something superheroes eat to get their superpowers. But no, superfoods are for us mere mortals! The term is thrown around a lot in the food industry these days, but the bottom line is eating food super-packed with good-for-you nutrients is good for everyone. Superfoods include seeds such...

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The Truth About Gluten

(15) Comments | Posted April 26, 2015 | 12:16 AM

Health crazes and diet trends may come and go, but every so often there are advances in the nutrition and medical field that are true game changers. For decades, individuals diagnosed with celiac disease were simply characterized with ghastly gastrointestinal problems, but with further research, this multisystemic autoimmune disorder is...

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How to Deflate Your Waistline (Not the Ball) This Super Bowl Sunday

(0) Comments | Posted January 30, 2015 | 3:53 PM

Super Bowl Sunday can be one of the toughest days of the year when it comes to eating. With the unlimited spread of snack foods, giant hero sandwiches, pizza, wings, and not to mention beer, it can be pretty hard to defend those resolutions that were made just a few...

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5 Simple Goals for Keeping Your New Year's Resolutions

(0) Comments | Posted December 23, 2014 | 11:22 AM

"I'll never have a cup of coffee again!"

"Tomorrow -- I'm getting a trainer."

"This is the last dessert I'll ever have in my life!"

The promises we make ourselves in the very early hours of the new year are not usually based on reality. More often than not they're...

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The Secret Sauce to Surviving Holiday Parties

(0) Comments | Posted December 18, 2014 | 11:05 AM

Spirits are bright, bells are jingling, and it's going to be eight crazy nights -- the holidays must be upon us.

For most of us, starting around Thanksgiving, our weekends are packed with shopping, wrapping and of course -- holiday dinners and parties. And even though we might feel spread...

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Holidays, Cocktails and Calories?

(0) Comments | Posted December 11, 2014 | 11:21 AM

For many of us, drinking alcoholic beverages is an integral part of socializing. If alcohol is important to you, it would be unrealistic to expect that you could (or should) cut it out of your diet overnight. However, you can still be strategic about what you drink.

At your...

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Beware the Scale: Learn the Right Way to Weigh

(3) Comments | Posted November 26, 2014 | 10:16 AM

When trying to follow a weight-loss plan, the scale can be your worst enemy. It's a tricky device in tracking weight loss. Some dieters go so far as to step on the scale after every meal. This poses a problem, because weight tends to fluctuate, on average, between 2 to...

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Survive Thanksgiving in Style

(0) Comments | Posted November 26, 2014 | 9:48 AM

Alright, no one panic.

Thanksgiving might as well change itself to "National Dinner Day" and definitely does not seem like it will lend itself to your "eating right" plan. Plus, once the eat-xtravaganza begins, how do you get it to stop?!

But no worries -- tackling turkey day is easier...

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Thinner on Monday: Keep Off Weekend Weight

(0) Comments | Posted October 20, 2014 | 10:17 AM

You're only human if, halfway through a workweek, you've already begun a countdown to the weekend. What's not to love? There's extra time to spend with the kids, dining out with friends, and sleeping in. But if you're not careful with your choices, the weekend can really wreak havoc on...

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Ces 8 aliments ne sont pas si sains qu'on vous le dit...

(11) Comments | Posted October 14, 2014 | 12:13 AM

On vous a sûrement dit des dizaines de fois: "Tu peux en manger tant que tu veux. C'est bon pour la santé !"

C'est quelque chose qu'on a tous entendu et qui nous a conforté dans nos habitudes alimentaires, même si nous savions pertinemment que l'idée de manger quelque chose jusqu'à...

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Ces 8 aliments ne sont pas si sains qu'on vous le dit...

(0) Comments | Posted October 13, 2014 | 12:19 PM

On vous a sûrement dit des dizaines de fois: "Tu peux en manger tant que tu veux. C'est bon pour la santé !"

C'est quelque chose qu'on a tous entendu et qui nous a conforté dans nos habitudes alimentaires, même si nous savions pertinemment que l'idée de manger quelque chose jusqu'à...

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Healthy Foods... That Aren't

(9) Comments | Posted October 5, 2014 | 8:55 AM

How many times have you overheard someone say, "Oh, you can eat as much of that as you want... it's healthy!"

This phenomenon is one that we've all heard, all been encouraged by, and all deep down knew that something about eating too much of anything doesn't seem quite...

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Autumn Is Here! Keep Cozy With Nutritious Comfort Foods

(0) Comments | Posted September 24, 2014 | 3:28 PM

Cooler weather certainly stirs the craving for warmer foods. And isn't it funny that warmer foods conjure up steaming mashed potatoes, cheesy macaroni, and not necessarily a bowl of steamed carrots? Well, if your cravings for comfort foods star the good old carbohydrate, here are some foods you that will...

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Sugar Myth Busters: 5 Reasons Not to Sour on Yogurt

(0) Comments | Posted June 5, 2014 | 12:53 PM

As a registered dietitian, I'm all for people reading labels and learning more about nutrition. I'm also really careful to make sure my clients know how to read the full label and don't just focus on one ingredient. I believe in looking at the big picture of the foods you...

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Spend an Entire Day Eating Non-GMO

(0) Comments | Posted October 21, 2013 | 11:49 AM

By now, we are all probably aware of the notorious GMOs (Genetically Modified Organisms) that inhabit most junk food and processed products in our grocery stores. These organisms are unnatural and can be both toxic and allergenic to the body. Who wants to set that down...

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How to Read a Nutrition Label: A Nutritionist's Tips

(1) Comments | Posted September 26, 2013 | 7:36 AM

At this time of year, it feels like everyone's excited about learning. From my 5-year-old daughter to the college students I see drinking lattes and riding bikes around New York City, there's just something about fall that makes us want to study, learn, and understand the world around us. I...

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