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Heather Bauer

What Food Labels Really Mean

Heather Bauer, RD, CDN | Posted 07.20.2012 | Healthy Living
Heather Bauer, RD, CDN

For most, deciphering nutrition labels can be like reading hieroglyphics. It can be time-consuming and thankless. I'm committed to providing my readers as much accurate nutrition information as possible.

Under the Sea(weed)

Heather Bauer, RD, CDN | Posted 06.20.2012 | Healthy Living
Heather Bauer, RD, CDN

You've seen it around your sushi, most likely. Not the soy sauce or the little green mound of wasabi, but the seaweed that holds everyone's favorite food together. It makes sushi rolls delicious and portable, but it's a lot more than wrapping paper.

Gluten For Dummies: Real Tips From a Nutritionist

Heather Bauer, RD, CDN | Posted 06.11.2012 | Healthy Living
Heather Bauer, RD, CDN

Try all of these alternatives and see how gluten-free works for you. It might make you feel fuller, healthier, and refreshed. But don't let it rule your life.

Occupational Hazard: Is Your Job Making You Fat?

Heather Bauer, RD, CDN | Posted 05.30.2012 | Healthy Living
Heather Bauer, RD, CDN

When it comes to work-related eating, there are typically three types of eating personalities. I've broken them down for you and provided ways to overcome them.

The Anatomy Of A Healthy Sandwich

Heather Bauer, RD, CDN | Posted 05.23.2012 | Healthy Living
Heather Bauer, RD, CDN

There is still room for the almighty sandwich in your life (and your stomach). You just have to be smart about it.

DIY Greek Yogurt Desserts: Delicious And Nutritious

Heather Bauer, RD, CDN | Posted 05.07.2012 | Healthy Living
Heather Bauer, RD, CDN

Greek yogurt has seen a recent popularity in every facet of the food world -- even Ben & Jerry's has created a frozen swirl. What's not to love? Greek yogurt is high in protein, low in sugar and is one of the most versatile ingredients around.

Navigating The Oscar Party: 5 Strategies To Combat Food Social Pressure

Heather Bauer, RD, CDN | Posted 04.26.2012 | Healthy Living
Heather Bauer, RD, CDN

The Academy Awards are the female version of the NCAA Final Four. There's no better excuse for a little gal-pal get together, but spending time with the girls can be a double-edged sword.

Fast Food the Healthy Way: A Guide

Heather Bauer, RD, CDN | Posted 04.18.2012 | Healthy Living
Heather Bauer, RD, CDN

It is possible to eat fast food (very occasionally) and still keep it healthy. These are splurges, but not outrageous ones. No matter your lifestyle, job scenario or wallet, you can eat well.

5 Healthy Valentine's Day Foods

Heather Bauer, RD, CDN | Posted 04.13.2012 | Healthy Living
Heather Bauer, RD, CDN

Although you'll thank your new boyfriend profusely for the enormous box of chocolates he gave you (who can resist that?) I definitely have some strategies to make this special day healthy, too. I can't guarantee you a date on Feb. 14, but I can certainly help you stock up on foods of love.

5 Recipes For A Healthy (And Fun) Super Bowl Party

Heather Bauer, RD, CDN | Posted 04.05.2012 | Healthy Living
Heather Bauer, RD, CDN

You want to be celebrating out with friends or having friends over to your house. Whether you're in a potluck scenario or just going to a bar to watch the game, I wanted to offer five great recipes -- three snacks, one dessert and one cocktail -- that are sure to please both your guests and your waistline.

Why Fad Diets Are A Don’t

Heather Bauer, RD, CDN | Posted 03.26.2012 | Healthy Living
Heather Bauer, RD, CDN

What do Kate Middleton, Victoria Beckham and Kourtney Kardashian have in common? A nasty three-letter word. Can't figure it out? It's F-A-D. As in fad diet.

Who Says Genetically-Overweight People Can't Get Thin?

Heather Bauer, RD, CDN | Posted 03.13.2012 | Healthy Living
Heather Bauer, RD, CDN

Rarely are we ever content with what the genetic fairy leaves under our pillow. And that's not necessarily a bad thing. Your given gene pool and the obstacles that you face don't have to map out your weight loss future.