Work It Out Wednesday: Exercise is the Best Medicine – The Exercise Cure

December 18, 2013

Hi there! Happy Wednesday! I can’t believe Christmas is only one week away! I better start wrapping some gifts! Straying from my usual Fit Friday link up with Jill because Friday happens to be a super special day in our house, this week, let’s talk fitness and exercise on this Work It Out Wednesday instead. […]

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TOTW Tuesday: The Most Important Thing to Look at on a Food Label

December 17, 2013

As a dietitian, it is very obvious that we are all very confused by the nutrition label. “How many calories should the product have?” “How many grams of fat?” “What is trans fat?”These are all questions that I get on a weekly basis. While the nutrition label was introduced many years ago as a way […]

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Weekend Recap + Crockpot Apple Pie Oats

December 16, 2013

Good morning friends! Happy Monday! How was your weekend? Good, I hope! As I mentioned on Friday we had a holiday filled weekend. After sitting in traffic for 2 hours on Friday night, I was more than happy to have a low key Friday night including wine and gingerbread house making! The hub and I […]

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Happy Friday! Holiday Veggnog Recipe (Vegan Eggnog)

December 13, 2013

Hi friends! Happy Friday! I didn’t get in bed until late again last night, so I am even more excited than usual that it is Friday! I have plans to have a holiday weekend – decorating gingerbread houses tonight and a fun Christmas party tomorrow night! I love this time of year! In honor of […]

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What Would An Extraordinary Person Do?

December 12, 2013

Good morning friends! How are you today? Today is a good day over here, slightly tired, but good none the less! For some reason, this week I have been staying up way too late, making that alarm clock slightly more dreadful each morning. My body has just not been wanting to go to bed early… […]

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My Favorite Food is Asking You for a Second Chance: Maple Glazed Brussels Sprouts

December 11, 2013

Good morning friends! How are you today? I can’t believe it’s already Wednesday! Hump day! And that the rain has finally moved on out of here! Making the walk into work in the rain has been rather cumbersome for the past few days. Anyway, today I’m asking you for a favor. I am asking you to […]

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TOTW Tuesday: It’s Not the Fat

December 10, 2013

Long before the letters RDN hung behind my name, I was well aware that we were a fat fearing nation. Low-fat this and fat-free that, we have all been trained to believe that it is in fact the fat that we consume that makes us fat. With the removal of fat, food producers found a […]

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Meatless Monday: Chick Pot Pie

December 9, 2013

Why hello there Monday morning… you always come to soon! How are you today friends? I hope you had a fabulous weekend. We certainly did. Nothing too out of the ordinary here- Friday night we shared a delicious dinner with Dustin’s parents. Saturday, I hit the gym first thing in the am for a weekend workout […]

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Fitness Friday: 15 Minute Fat Blaster

December 6, 2013

Hi friends! Happy Friday! I hope you had an incredible week! First off, I want to share this incredible quote by Nelson Mandela in hopes to inspire you wherever you are in life; the world lost an incredible man and peacemaker yesterday. “Do not judge me by my successes, judge me by how many times […]

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Thursday Review: Vitamix vs. Ninja Ultima

December 5, 2013

Hi there! Happy Thursday! Almost another weekend! I have two things to share with you before I get into todays business… 1. Are any of you as excited as I am to watch Carrie Underwood live in the Sound of Music tonight? I have an alarm clock set for 8 pm to ensure that I […]

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Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Bars

December 4, 2013

Hi friends! Happy Hump Day! To my Georgia people, isn’t the weather crazy this week? 70 degrees today and record lows this past weekend? What? Anyway, the time has come for the final sponsored Recipe Redux recipe challenge of 2013!  Today I am participating in the Show Us Your Sweets: Monk Fruit In The Raw® Baking Recipe Contest. I […]

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TOTW Tuesday: Say Goodbye to Soda Once and For All

December 3, 2013

Hi there! Happy Tuesday! How are you today? All is well over here. After a sick start to last week and lots of rest this weekend, I am having a great week over here. I’ve been starting each day with a positive thought and it has really left me feeling great each day. Yesterday, I […]

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$100 Giveaway via Swanson Health Products!

December 2, 2013

Hi friends! Happy Monday! I hope you had a lovely weekend! Lots of exciting things to share today! First, in case you missed it on Friday, don’t forget that you have until tonight at midnight (eastern time) to get your own copy of The Gypsy Dietitian’s Five Day Real Foods Detox for half of its original […]

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Black Friday The Gypsy Dietitian Style!

November 29, 2013

Hi friends! How are you today!? I hope you had a great Thanksgiving! We certainly did! Lots of good food, good family, laughter and love was shared! A huge crowd to say the least!  With lots of delicious food – pleasing all crowds from g-free’ers to vegans to meat eaters and more! The handsome hubby […]

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Happy Thanksgiving: 10 Things that I am Thankful For

November 28, 2013

Hi friends! Happy Thanksgiving! I hope you are spending this day surrounded by family, friends, laughter, love and lots of delicious, healthy food! We have a busy day, stopping by three different Thanksgiving celebrations. We started the day up at Dustin’s paternal grandmother’s house, are now headed to his maternal grandmother’s house and will finish […]

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TOTW Wednesday: Ways to Prevent Holiday Weight Gain

November 24, 2013

Hi friends! How are you today? I’m sorry for my absenteeism yesterday, I have been a little under the weather for the past 72 hours. After leaving work early yesterday and sleeping for nearly 20 hours straight, I’m feeling a little bit better – hoping to be back to 100% by tomorrow. Fingers crossed! Anyway, […]

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“Maintain Not Gain” Holiday Challenge

November 24, 2013

Hi friends! Happy Monday and happy Thanksgiving week! I hope you had a great weekend! I am so excited about today…and here’s why! At work, the wellness team is hosting a “Maintain Not Gain” challenge for employees this holiday season and here’s why: Most people tend to maintain their weight all year long and then […]

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Thanksgiving Recipe Roundup

November 22, 2013

Happy Friday!! How are you today!? I am ready for the weekend! With Thanksgiving right around the corner, I know most of you are gearing up for another delicious feast! And if you aren’t hosting anyone this year, I’m sure there’s probably some event that you have to bring a yummy treat to! In order […]

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Holiday Protein Bites {The Recipe Redux}

November 21, 2013

Hi friends! How are ya today! It’s almost Fridayyyyy! Today is November 21st which means it’s time for another Recipe Redux post! In case you’ve missed and of my past RR posts or want to learn more about RR check them out here: Garden Harvest Pickled Okra Mini Peanut Butter Pies Crockpot Lasagna Anyway, here […]

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Wellness Wednesday: How to Avoid Burnout

November 20, 2013

Hi friends! Happy Hump Day! I hope you are all having a great week. For me, the week has been wonderfully busy as expected! I knocked out a lot of work on Sunday which has really helped me be able to enjoy the week nights instead of working/writing. Today I want to talk about something […]

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TOTW Tuesday: Enjoy Your Coffee or Tea a Different Way

November 19, 2013

Hi friends! How are ya today?! Another week rolling by over here! I recently read a research article that I thought many of you would find beneficial, so today I want to share that with you. As a dietitian, people always ask me my thoughts on coffee and it never fails that when I order […]

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Peppermint Bark

November 18, 2013

Here comes Santa Clause, here comes Santa Clause, right down Santa Clause lane… 🙂 Too early for Christmas music? I don’t thinks soooo! For some reason, I am really getting into the Christmas spirit a little bit earlier than I have in past years. I’m not sure what it is, but I am more than […]

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Fitness Friday: A Sedentary Job

November 15, 2013

Hi friends! Happy Friday!! This is the most excited I’ve been about Friday in quite a few months! My body is really going to have to readjust to this whole early morning thing. Last night, I met my mom and sister for dinner after work and was struggling keeping my eyes open as I was […]

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The Great Smoothie Solution

November 14, 2013

As most of you know, I like to start my day with veggies. Not as in I eat a salad for breakfast but in the form of a greens packed smoothie. As of last week, I was able to take my time, explore different recipes and try out new ingredients each morning as I was […]

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Dairy-free Blueberry Vanilla Yogurt

November 13, 2013

Hi friends! How are ya today!? Wednesday already? This week is flying.  It may not seem like it to you, but this week is entirely different for me. 4am wake up calls when I’m used to waking up around 7am, meals prepped the night before when I’m used to spending hours a day playing around […]

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TOTW Tuesday: Sweet Potatoes vs Regular Potatoes?

November 12, 2013

Sweet potatoes vs regular potatoes – the great debate. People often ask me which is healthier – a sweet potato or a white potato? And there are also those that tell me that they wouldn’t dare touch a white potato because “white potatoes are bad.” Today, I hope to put an end to the questions […]

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Weekend Recap + Another Giveaway!

November 11, 2013

Hi friends! How are ya today?! Happy Monday! After an incredible weekend in Dallas, the alarm clock rang a little bit too early for the first time in a while this morning. As I’ve mentioned and most of you know, I started a new position as a Nutrition Consultant today. I am incredibly excited and […]

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Friday Favorites: A Few of My Favorite Things

November 8, 2013

Happy Friday! The weekend is here! As I mentioned yesterday, we are off to Dallas for the weekend! Lots of celebrating to do! Anyway, it seems as though everyone is sharing their favorite things right now including Oprah and even Kathie Lee and Hoda, so today I decided I would share a few of the […]

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A Bittersweet Week

November 7, 2013

Hi friends! How are ya today? It’s rainy and gray where I am but supposedly the rain is moving out this afternoon! This has been a bittersweet week over here – it’s my last official week before I move into my more scheduled position with BCBS. Dustin keeps telling me that I’m acting like I’m […]

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DIY Homemade Almond Milk + Giveway Winner Announced

November 6, 2013

Hi friends! Happy Hump Day! First off, I have a giveaway winner to announce! Congratulations to… Millicent J! Please send me your info and I will get the product shipped out ASAP! A few months ago you might remember me talking about a scary ingredient that is used in one of my old favorite brands […]

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