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From your Dietitian, Three Things to be Thankful for!

Posted by: Karen Bobos, MSed - November 22, 2016

  With living in such a constant, fast paced environment often times we take modern things for granted. Or at least I know I do. Thanksgiving celebrations have been tracked back as early as 1621 where settlers would enjoy a harvest feast after autumn ended. It was President Abraham Lincoln who granted Thanksgiving Day a […]

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4 Super Foods You Need This Fall!

Posted by: Karen Bobos, MSed - November 9, 2016

      After we all enjoy some Halloween candy, what should we include this Fall? As a Dietitian, visiting the farmer’s market to grab these local super foods is a great way to keep your health on the forefront.  Try these 4 below, you may be surprised at which ones you like!     1. Butternut […]

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Yoga FAQs for Beginners

Posted by: Karen Bobos, MSed - October 27, 2016

   1.     What is Yoga and how is it different from stretching or other kinds of fitness?   The benefits of yoga and stretching are very much the same, they encourage better circulation of blood throughout the body, provides relief from back pain and arthritis and improves the alignment in your body.      There […]

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Loving Lately

Posted by: Karen Bobos, MSed - October 24, 2016

Stylish and Functional Workout Gear this Fall       Hello fall weather, we meet again.  I actually turned on the heat this morning.  I usually like the temperature indoors on the chillier side, but my 6 month old may feel otherwise.  So, I caved.  The brisk chill in the air has me thinking (yet […]

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Exercise At Home

Posted by: Karen Bobos, MSed - October 12, 2016

Getting Creative with your Workouts       I have posted lots about my love for High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT).  They are fast, super effective and can be done anywhere.  However, like you, I can get bored of the “same old, same old.”  I usually perform my workouts in my living room using my […]

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Do You Pack A Healthy Lunch?

Posted by: Karen Bobos, MSed - October 3, 2016

A successful Lunch Pack       Check out my segment on FOX 32 News Chicago! What’s it all about? It’s not surprising that 1 in 3 Americans set a goal of packing lunch each year. But why?   Studies show you can save over $4000 per year and your waistline, too. Those that planned […]

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Diastasis Recti

Posted by: Karen Bobos, MSed - September 27, 2016

What is it?  How Do I Recover?            Ah, pregnancy…such a wonderful time in a woman’s life.  Decorating a nursery, dressing your adorable baby bump, stretchy clothes and eating that second piece of cake because…well, you can, are some of the perks that take place as you await your precious bundle […]

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Boost Your Mood the Healthy Way

Posted by: Karen Bobos, MSed - September 14, 2016

Managing Stress with Exercise       It’s hard growing up.  Job dilemmas, negative or stressful family situations, money, etc. all bring stress to our lives.  To some, it feels as if they can’t seem to come up for air.  A beer or a glass of wine after a long day might be a person’s […]

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Thoughts on Alternative Sweetners

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The most common question I get as an RD: What’s your thought on Alternative Sweeteners?     You’ll get a different answer no matter who you ask, but here is my philosophy: Things that taste sweet that don’t give your body calories? Alternative sweeteners might be too good to be true and include six groups […]

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