Category Archives: Fitness

Tips for Surviving Thanksgiving from Beginning to End

Samantha Heller MS RD Thanksgiving kicks off the unofficial start of the holiday eating season.  The American Council on Exercise reports that an average Thanksgiving meal can add up to 3,000 calories and 229 grams of fat.  This does not … Continue reading

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The Dangers of Ab Flab

Samantha Heller MS RD Spare tire.  Middle aged spread.  Pot belly.  Love handles.  Muffin top.  Ab flab.  All these playful terms are what the medical profession calls abdominal obesity or central obesity.  Unfortunately abdominal obesity is anything but fun.  In … Continue reading

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Alcohol and Your Health: A Slippery Slope*

*Adapted from: GET SMART: SAMANTHA HELLER’S NUTRITION PRESCRIPTION FOR BOOSTING BRAIN POWER & OPTIMIZING TOTAL BODY HEALTH [The Johns Hopkins University Press] Samantha Heller MS RD Alcohol makes you drunk, causes wicked hangovers and many regrets.  It is addictive. According … Continue reading

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Trouser Trauma: A Seasonal Wake Up Call

Samantha Heller MS RD When the season’s change inevitably I find myself deep in the midst of  trouser trauma.  Will the pants, capris or shorts from last season still fit?  Will they be tight around my waist or thighs?  I … Continue reading

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The Pros & Cons of Tweeting What You’re Eating.

Samantha Heller MS RD In a recent Good Morning America appearance I was asked the pros and cons of tweeting what you eat. Here is what I did not have time to say during the show. Pros 1. Keeping a … Continue reading

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A New Lesson As Old As Time

My sister gave me a talking alarm clock. You have to say “Hello Moshi” to it and it will respond.  If it feels like it. If you ask nicely.  Moshi definitely has an attitude. She gets testy if you don’t … Continue reading

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My Mom Has Dementia

Samantha Heller MS RD My Mom, who will be 91 in a few weeks, has dementia. It feels weird sharing that information with people, still, after more than three years, but less weird than it used to. I know many … Continue reading

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