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Heather Bauer, RD, CDN
Heather Bauer, RD CDN is a nationally recognized nutrition expert, author, and entrepreneur. She has published two best selling diet books; The Wall Street Diet and Bread is the Devil and is the founder of Bestowed, the leading product ratings and reviews site built specifically for health-conscious consumers.

Entries by Heather Bauer, RD, CDN

How to Turn Snacking Into Your Secret Diet Weapon

(0) Comments | Posted May 31, 2016 | 12:19 PM

Let's face it: the pothole in every dieter's road to success is hunger. We don't eat just because something tastes good: we eat because we're totally starving! Strategic snacking is one of the most effective weapons you have against a poor food choice or (shudder!) a binge. When you keep...

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A Nutritionist's Guide to Stocking a Healthy Kitchen

(0) Comments | Posted April 27, 2016 | 2:33 PM

It's no secret that preparing our own meals makes it easier to stick to a healthy-eating plan. You know the ingredients going into your food, and there's no sneaky extra sodium, sugar or calorie bombs hiding in home-cooked meals. That being said, it can also be...

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A Nutritionist's Guide to Gluten-Free Products

(0) Comments | Posted March 18, 2016 | 10:34 AM

One of the most popular food trends of the recent past is the gluten-free diet, and it shows no signs of slowing down in popularity. Whether you follow a strict no-gluten diet or are curious what it's all about, here are the facts and a guide to my favorite gluten-free...

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Are These Popular Diets Right for You or Are They Too Restrictive?

(1) Comments | Posted February 24, 2016 | 11:10 AM

It seems like a day doesn't go by without a new trendy diet hitting the health world. Not every diet is right for every person, so it's important to do your research and know what works for you. It may be a mix-and-match of certain ideas to find the right...

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How to Have Your Cake and Eat Healthy Too this Holiday

(1) Comments | Posted December 23, 2015 | 9:58 AM

It's holiday time and that means cookies, cakes, puddings and every sweet treat on the planet tempting us around every corner. It's unrealistic to not imbibe in sweet holiday cheer, but there are a couple of ways you can indulge without all the guilt or derailing all your hard work...

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What You Should Eat for Breakfast

(13) Comments | Posted December 2, 2015 | 12:18 PM

I know you've been told, "breakfast is the most important meal of the day," more times than you care to hear it, and I hate to break it to ya, but it's true. Think of your body as a car - it can't run without fuel. Studies have...

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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

(10) 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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