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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To Fuel or Not to Fuel

Posted by: Karen Bobos, MSed - August 30, 2016

Working Out on an Empty Stomach     Fitness information can be very gray.  There are always topics up for debate: should I eat carbs before or after my workout?  Should I workout in the morning or at night?  Will eating late at night ruin my progress?  Etc, etc.  Today, I am going to talk […]

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Work Those Glutes!

Posted by: Karen Bobos, MSed - August 17, 2016

Get Your Glutes in Tip Top Shape to Prevent Injury         The days of wanting a small fanny is long gone, folks.  A little junk in the trunk is in, ladies and gentleman!  Sure, a rounded behind looks great, but what if I told you that having a strong backside is extremely […]

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Berry, Berry Good!

Posted by: Karen Bobos, MSed - August 8, 2016

Berries are a true super food!   Strawberries, raspberries, and blueberries are amongst the most highly researched foods for their health and nutritional benefits. Don’t forget about cranberries, which may contain more health benefits than the other berries by far. Berries are among their best between May and October, especially around the Chicago area. Strawberries […]

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Sunday Meal Prep

Posted by: Karen Bobos, MSed - July 19, 2016

 What MY Sunday Mornings Look Like These Days…     As mentioned in part 2 of my postpartum fitness series, meal prepping on Sunday’s has been a life saver. When Tim was born and our families had left, the last thing I wanted to do was figure out dinner. Or any meal/snack for that matter. […]

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Corn Please!

Posted by: Karen Bobos, MSed - July 11, 2016

    A few of the Midwest states including Illinois, Iowa, Minnesota and Nebraska are known as the “Corn Belt”. A food that is entirely associated with America and peaking in season this month! Although corn gets a bad wrap because of it’s multi-use in processed products like high fructose corn syrup and corn oil, […]

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5 Foods to Bring to a Summer Party

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  Being a Registered Dietitian, this time of year I hear so many people say the parties of the summer are throwing off their healthy habits! This doesn’t have to be the case, try one of these options to bring to your next gathering:       1.    Watermelon A great, refreshing part of any barbeque! […]

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Festive Workout Clothes for the Fourth!

Posted by: Karen Bobos, MSed - July 1, 2016

  Summer Wish List           Happy Fourth of July, folks!  It sure does feel like Memorial Day weekend was yesterday.  It’s so nice to have another long weekend of fun hopefully filled with friends, good food and drinks (in moderation, of course).  Since I live in workout clothes (what are jeans, […]

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My Postpartum Fitness Journey – Part 2

Posted by: Karen Bobos, MSed - June 20, 2016

 What Have I Been Up To?       Hi everyone!  I hope you have all been enjoying the amazing summer weather.  Remember last June?  Chilly and rainy.  Yuck.  It’s nice to take advantage of the pool so early this year!   Anyway, I wanted to touch base on how my “road back to fit” […]

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