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Mindful Eating for a Fresh Start

MAC Nutrition - Thursday, August 09, 2018

Mindful Eating for a Fresh Start As we head towards September (just a few short weeks away!), the prospect of summer vacations ending, fall activities starting up again, and life getting busier may seem a little bit daunting. This can be especially true in the realm of food. Maybe you wanted to take the summer to improve your d ..

MAC's Recipe of the Month: Aug 2018

MAC Nutrition - Wednesday, August 01, 2018

Balanced Summer Dinner Sometimes on a hot summer day, all you want to eat is something that can be thrown together with little to no time in a hot kitchen. To make this salmon salad, roasting the salmon in the oven or grilling it outside means you won’t need to be working over a hot stove all night! This salad is a well- ..

Do as the French do!

MAC Nutrition - Thursday, July 26, 2018

Do as the French Do! A recent study published in the British Journal of Nutrition found that people who eat in the “French Eating Model” tend to have a healthier weight. The study, done on 47,219 participants, analyzed eating behavior and BMI. It looked at number of meals per day, snacking frequency, meal time, mea ..

Fad Diets

MAC Nutrition - Tuesday, July 24, 2018

Fad Diets: Are they really worth the hype? MAC Registered Dietitian, Louisa Paine gives us her take! It seems like just about every time you open your computer, read a magazine, or look at your smartphone, another diet is trending. These popular diets gain interest because they often make lofty promises to help you lose weight ..

MAC's Recipe of the Month: July 2018

MAC Nutrition - Sunday, July 01, 2018

Healthy Beach Snacks Summertime can be a big snacking season. From beach snacks to cookout nibbles, all kinds of chips, pretzels, and other snack foods make an appearance. If you’re looking for a lighter, more balanced alternative to a crunchy snack, look no further than roasted chickpeas! This homemade snack has the fla ..

How to Navigate Summer Barbecues - Five Expert Tips!

MAC Nutrition - Thursday, June 21, 2018

Five Tips on How to Navigate Summer Barbecues It’s that time of year…beach cookouts, Fourth of July barbecues—all that summer fun! But with summertime celebrations can come some nutrition-related challenges. These celebrations can be laden with heavy foods that may not be the most helpful in reaching  ..

MAC's Recipe of the Month: June 2018

MAC Nutrition - Friday, June 01, 2018

Healthy Summer Cookout The weather is warming up and summer is just around the corner, which means summer barbecues and cookouts! One classic cookout food is hot dogs straight from the grill, but the high sodium and saturated fat content of these frankfurters can make them less than ideal to eat on a regular basis. Hot dogs ar ..

The MIND Diet Beyond Food: Three Non-Food Changes You Can Make Today

MAC Nutrition - Thursday, May 17, 2018

The MIND Diet Beyond Food: Three Non-Food Changes You Can Make Today Rates of Alzheimer’s and dementia are on the rise, and many people want to know how they can prevent cognitive decline. One dietary pattern, the MIND diet, a Mediterranean-style diet, has been shown in large-scale epidemiological research to be c ..

MAC's Recipe of the Month: May 2018

MAC Nutrition - Tuesday, May 01, 2018

Antioxidant-Rich Treat If you’re like most people, a little something sweet after dinner usually hits the spot. I’m all for a decadent dessert, such as a piece of cheesecake or chocolate mousse, but those fat- and sugar-laden sweets should be saved for special occasions (and should be truly savored and enjo ..

Strength. What's food got to do with it?

MAC Nutrition - Thursday, April 19, 2018

Increasing Strength and Muscle Mass with Diet Increasing muscle strength isn’t just important for athletes and competitive weight lifters. As we go about our daily lives and as we age, having adequate strength in the upper body, core, and lower body is essential. Adequate strength helps us to better avoid falling  ..