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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 (bestowed.com) 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

Sugar Myth Busters: 5 Reasons Not to Sour on Yogurt

(1) 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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No More Boring PB&J: Healthy Sandwich Ideas for Kids and Adults

(7) Comments | Posted September 11, 2013 | 6:03 PM

Ah, September. Along with cooler temperatures and falling leaves comes school schedules, school books... and of course, school lunches! As a mom and nutritionist, I always get questions about how to pack healthy, nutritious lunches for both kids and adults. Sandwiches are a lunch box staple, but they can get...

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Sticking to Your Diet on Your Last Summer Weekend Getaway

(3) Comments | Posted August 30, 2013 | 7:36 AM

Summer's almost over -- but that doesn't mean you can't get away for one more weekend of fun in the sun and sand (or lake and mountains, as it may be). One of the things I see my clients struggle with the most is how to stick to a healthy...

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What to Eat to Protect Your Skin From the Summer Sun

(0) Comments | Posted August 13, 2013 | 10:32 AM

Summer means fun in the sun, whether that includes a beach trip, days spent at the pool or a weekend hike in the mountains. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), skin cancer is the most common cancer in the United States, so it's really...

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Morning, Noon or Night: The Proper Way to Eat and Workout

(62) Comments | Posted June 24, 2013 | 7:33 AM

Do you hop out of bed first thing in the morning and hit the gym? Maybe you prefer a late-night workout before bed. Either way, the food you consume pre- and post-workout are just as important as the workout itself. Many of us have had the experience of scarfing down...

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Tips to a Perfect (and Healthy) Father's Day

(0) Comments | Posted June 12, 2013 | 5:37 PM

Whether your dad's ideal day involves 18 holes on the green or a BBQ in the backyard, there is no reason why he should not keep up his healthy routine -- or -- maybe it's the perfect day to start one. By sneaking some delicious and healthy treats into his...

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Top 5 Reasons to Steer Clear of GMOs

(205) Comments | Posted May 28, 2013 | 8:46 AM

We have all heard the term "GMO" fly around the food industry lately, but what does it actually mean? GMO stands for "genetically modified organisms." These are plants and animals that have been created by having their DNA modified in a lab. So why are we consuming these...

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Top 10 Tips to Your Best Beach Body

(6) Comments | Posted May 13, 2013 | 8:09 AM

Who's ready for summer!? With Memorial Day and warm weather just around the corner, it is time to whip out the bathing suits and put the chunky sweaters back in the closet. Getting your body ready for the warm weather can be a dreaded challenge, and although going to the...

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How to Create the Perfect Workout Day

(2) Comments | Posted April 19, 2013 | 8:50 AM

Whether you hit the gym first thing in the morning -- or, like me, end your day with a long-distance run -- it is all too easy for us to counteract our workouts by our actions throughout the day. Keeping your metabolism running after a morning workout, as well as...

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Gluten-Free: Hot New Trend or Here to Stay?

(33) Comments | Posted April 15, 2013 | 10:40 AM

I have been known to say that "bread is the devil," but is it really the gluten found in bread that is the true devil? The term "gluten-free" is tossed around a lot these days, but many people do not actually know what gluten means. This not-so-new diet is much...

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The Skinny on Smoothies and Juicing

(2) Comments | Posted March 26, 2013 | 2:42 PM

When it comes to healthy beverages, there is much to be said about both smoothies and juicing. Both of these healthy drinks provide us with tons of vitamins, nutrients and fiber packed into a tasty glass. However, many of these drinks can be secretly loaded with sugars and calories. It...

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Boost Your Metabolism and Fight the Snack Attack

(0) Comments | Posted March 16, 2013 | 11:51 AM

It happens to all of us, that lull in the day when our snack cravings come creeping up. When deciding whether to pony up the cash for your favorite vending machine snack or if you should sneak away to that tray of leftover pastries in the break room, ask yourself...

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6 Ways to Host the Best (And Healthiest!) Oscar Party

(0) Comments | Posted February 22, 2013 | 11:29 AM

We ahh'd over Anne Hathaway's solo in Les Misérables, laughed and cried for Jennifer Lawrence's character in Silver Linings Playbook and sat on the edge of our seats for the entirety of Argo. Time will tell which films and actors will take home the coveted Oscars. You'll probably be on...

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6 Ways to Give Back to Yourself on Valentine's Day

(2) Comments | Posted February 13, 2013 | 10:13 AM

Love is in the air. Whether your Valentine's Day is sealed with an extra special kiss from your sweetie or a night on the town with your single girlfriends, you want to feel great in your own skin. A good place to start: loving yourself. More than 58 million pounds...

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4 Ridiculously Healthy (And Delicious!) Pizzas for Your Super Bowl Party

(0) Comments | Posted January 31, 2013 | 9:57 AM

"Greasy," "fattening," "high calorie." That's how you would typically describe your Super Bowl Sunday menu. Let's face it: Watching the big game noshing on raw broccoli and carrots just isn't as much fun as noshing on pizza. I'm sure even the biggest health foodies admit to a little splurge during...

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Foods That Are 'In' and 'Out' in 2013

(276) Comments | Posted January 17, 2013 | 7:14 AM

Food and fashion aren't so different. One season you're in, and the next you're out. Throughout the years, we've seen the good, the bad and the ugly. Sometimes, we look back and say to ourselves, "What was I thinking?" This year is no different. Let's take a look at healthy...

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The Skinny on Soup

(4) Comments | Posted December 20, 2012 | 9:00 AM

Winter is in full swing, and there's no better way to warm up on a chilly night than to cozy up on the couch with a bowl of hot soup. During the thick of the season, soup can be a tasty and healthy meal or appetizer, but it can also...

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Healthy Thanksgiving Family Traditions

(6) Comments | Posted November 21, 2012 | 1:50 PM

Gobble, gobble! Thanksgiving is sneaking up on us and so are thousands of calories. Between mashed potatoes, stuffing and endless appetizers and desserts, the word diet seems like it's from a different planet. Don't panic: You can have your turkey and eat it too. Turkey Day is filled with family...

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