Life-Changing Nutrition Upgrades

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Welcome to BlogHer's Inspiration to Fitness! Katherine and I are very excited to be blogging every week to challenge you to make a positive change to your eating. We'll be setting each of the challenges based on the most
serious nutrition issues we see every day. They include lack of fruits and
veggies; too many added sugars and sweeteners; reliance on meals eaten out
or prepared away from home; and the shortfall of fiber and how to get real
about what’s a portion.

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At Appetite for Health, “Where Nutrition Pros Eat Their Own Words,” we focus
on progress, not perfection. We believe that there’s no one-size-fits-all
approach to achieving a healthier relationship with food and helping our
readers find what works best for them. We don’t adhere to or promote
specific diets (low-carb, high-carb, vegan, Paleo, Zone, etc), but we work
with our readers to help them figure out their lifestyle, likes and
dislikes -- so that they can make changes to their eating that are
sustainable for life. We’re not about a diet that you go on and off of, but
we want you to find an eating style that you stick with for life.

So over the next eight weeks of Inspiration to Fitness, we’ll be giving you
a specific nutrition goal for the week. For example, one week the goal will
be to cook 80% of your meals and snacks. During that week, we’ll be coaching
you along with recipes we’re making ourselves, shortcuts to health in the
kitchen and menu plans. Each week will bring a new challenge -- but each is
to be done in addition to the previous week’s challenge. So, at the end of
eight weeks, you should have eight new ways to eat to be more healthy.

We’ll also provide nutrition “coaching” online -- so feel free to leave us
your nutrition comment or concern, and we’ll answer as many as we can.

Let's get started with one thing you can do right now!
We want you to take half of your body weight and that number is the fluid ounces of water we want you to drink every day. Water not only helps to keep your body functioning at its best, research shows that it may give your metabolism a slight lift.

More About Appetite for Health

Our blog is unique in that it's written 100% by registered dietitians. But
not only is it written by the most qualified nutrition professionals, we are
writing from our first-hand personal experiences with food and nutrition. If
we’re trying to lose weight, we explain how we’re doing it. If we’ve got a
picky eater at home, we’ll share how we’re coping or cheating and sneaking
more fruits and veggies into her diet. We even divulge our major splurges
and set-backs and how we own it and get over it. Plus you get to see what’s
in our shopping carts and how we navigate the ‘real world’ of food.

While Katherine and I write most of the content, we rely on hundreds of our
dietitian colleagues across the country to provide their insights, knowledge
and what they actually do to eat better every day. Appetite for Health also
features occasional guest posts from other RDs and RD-chefs.

We love to highlight the better choices, no matter where you are. We have
posts about best fast food choices, healthiest hot dogs and condiments to
eating for better sexual health and performance. All of our posts are based
on the latest nutrition research and are considered to be evidence-based.

Our blog covers all the major nutrition issues that we face—from obesity,
heart disease and diabetes—to sports nutrition, children’s nutrition and how
to get the men in your life to eat better. If you have a nutrition question
or issue, chances are we’ve heard it before, and we’ve got a post about it.
We follow the most current scientific research and always try to put it into
context so you know the bottom line and have a nutritional game plan to
better your health and wellbeing.

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