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ONE HEALTHY HABIT: Cut Your Sugar Consumption

By Experience Life Staff

This month’s challenge offers strategies to curb sugar cravings.

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Ask the Dietitians: Your Nutrition Questions, Answered

With Anika Christ, RD & Samantha McKinney, RD
Season 7, Episode 9

Is there an ideal diet? Do I need to be taking supplements? What should I eat before and after exercising? Life Time dietitians Anika Christ, RD, and Samantha McKinney, RD, join us to answer the most common nutrition questions they hear from members — including these and more

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What Is Vitamin P?

By Jill Patton, FMCHC

How taking real pleasure in food supports your health.

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Eat a Rainbow of Plants

By Experience Life Staff

Take advantage of the summer harvest and challenge yourself with this month’s One Healthy Habit to eat more colorful plant-based foods each day.

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Can Reducing Calories Really Help You Live Longer?

By Helen Martineau

You’ve probably seen headlines that restricting calories can extend your lifespan. The reality might be a little more complicated.

Why do I crave sugar when I’m upset?

Why Do I Crave Sugar When I’m Upset?

By Jessie Sholl

Sweet foods do provide a temporary boost to our mood. However, indulging in this habit can eventually make the stress response worse. Learn more.

Is there a difference between hunger and cravings?

Is There a Difference Between Hunger and Cravings?

By Jessie Sholl

Yes, physical hunger is the body’s need for nourishment, while a craving is a desire for specific food and may be emotionally driven.

How can I tell if I’m hungry for something other than food?

How to Recognize and Satisfy ‘Heart Hunger’

By Jessie Sholl

People tend to associate hunger solely with physical nourishment, however, it is important to acknowledge what’s referred to as “heart hunger.” Learn more about how we can nourish this type of hunger.

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5 Tasty and Sustainable Treats

By Experience Life Staff

Enjoy the present and take care of the future with these snacks and beverages.

Julieta Cruz

Food, Freedom, and Forgiveness: Julieta Cruz’s Success Story

By Julieta Cruz

A young woman learns to forgive and care for herself while healing her relationship with food.

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How Social Media Usage Can Influence Your Diet

By Katie Dohman

Comparing what you eat to what social-media influencers eat can sabotage your diet. Here’s why.

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Why Do I Sometimes Feel Hungry Immediately After a Big Meal?

By Jessie Sholl

It may have something to do with what you ate — or didn’t eat.

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9 Common Questions Answered About Hunger Cravings

By Jessie Sholl

If you’re feeling famished you probably need food, but sometimes hunger and cravings can clue us in to what we need — physically and emotionally. We just have to tune in to our body.

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Pack Healthy Snacks

By Experience Life Staff

May’s One Healthy Habit challenge aims to help you handle hunger pangs and afternoon energy slumps.

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How to Use Nutrition to Relieve Acid Reflux

By Stephanie Soucheray

Try these foods and supplements to calm your reflux symptoms.

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How Do Eating Behaviors Trigger Acid Reflux?

By Stephanie Soucheray

Eating too quickly or while stressed can trigger gastroesophageal reflux disease or GERD. Here are several expert suggestions to tamp down the flames.

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How Can I Figure Out What Triggers My Acid Reflux?

By Stephanie Soucheray

Caffeine, alcohol, citrus, and fried foods might be to blame.

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5 Ways to Manage Acid Reflux Without Medication

By Stephanie Soucheray

Acid reflux is unpleasant and all too common. Integrative nutritionists share how to manage acid reflux symptoms and rediscover the pleasure of eating.

Paul Kriegler

How Much Protein Do I Need?

With Paul Kriegler, RD, CPT
Season 6, Episode 5

If you ask any of the Life Time dietitians — including this episode’s guest, Paul Krieger, RD, CPT — they’ll note that one of the most important things you can do for your nutrition is make sure you’re consuming enough quality protein. Kriegler explains why this macronutrient is so critical for health, and he shares how much protein you need, what animal and plant sources are the best, and ways to support your body in properly digesting and absorbing it.

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Samantha McKinney

Why 1-2-12?

With Samantha McKinney, RD, CPT
Season 6, Episode 4

While many are tempted by the latest eating fad or trendy diet, the team at Life Time has long maintained that sustainable, healthy food habits are based on a few foundational practices. In this mini episode, Samantha McKinney, RD, CPT, introduces us to 1-2-12, Life Time’s new nutrition system that offers a framework nearly anyone can use to improve their eating behaviors.

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