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At the Aspen Clinic, we try to stay up to date on the latest trends in health and nutrition that way we can keep our patients informed as well.  But honestly, if you grocery shop, look up healthy recipes, or if you ever look at Pinterest you’ve probably noticed that EVERYONE is talking about coconut

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We are officially two weeks in to the New Year! Are you still keeping up with your with your resolutions?  Have you given into any cravings, skipped a work out, or failed to meal plan? Don’t worry! We have a solution to solve all of your goal setting, meal planning, and time management issues.  It’s

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Haven’t you heard that “breakfast is the most important meal of the day”? So many people admit to skipping breakfast due to a lack of time in the mornings to prepare anything healthy.  However, those who skip breakfast are actually decreasing their metabolism by almost 15%. To help the breakfast skippers out there, we found this

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So what’s the harm in a little holiday weight gain, especially if it’s just a Pound? According to researchers at the National Institutes of Health, most Americans never lose the weight they gain during the winter holidays. The pounds add up year after year, making holiday weight gain an important factor in the rise in adult obesity. Never

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It’s hard to say goodbye to the fresh flavors of summer, but autumn ushers in a wealth of healthy and tasty seasonal foods as well.  Here is a look at what’s in season as well as a breakdown of nutritional benefits and tasty ways to prepare fall’s produce.   Sources: http://www.healthcentral.com/diet-exercise/c/458275/163067/guide-infographic/    

Basic fact: It’s hard to not love fall. There’s the crisp, fresh air, the excitement of new beginnings, the pumpkin everything…you get the idea. But aside from pumpkin latte-induced giddiness, there’s a whole separate reason to love the season: It’s a perfect time to get yourself in gear and start achieving your weight-loss goals. Call it a pre-emptive

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Toast has been a huge breakfast staple for many people, so finding a low-carb vice to replace your favorite breakfast is extremely important. Lucky for you, we found this recipe! You’re going to want to replace all toast with this delicious, carb-free cauliflower version. TOTAL TIME: 0:20          –      

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Who says you have to be a world-class athlete to get in a workout during the Olympics? If you tune in to watch contenders from around the globe go for the gold, don’t skip your own workouts. Use our fun Olympics Workout Game to squeeze in some fitness while you watch. We can’t promise you’ll

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When attempting a lower carb lifestyle, many people think that involves just cutting out the bread and pastas; but a true low carb lifestyle involves being conscious of which foods weigh less on the carb scale than others, and that includes the seemingly healthy fruits and vegetables. Here is a guide to make sure you’re

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Everyone loves to visit the beaches on the Alabama and Florida Gulf Coast a couple of times a year and there’s no shortage of fish restaurants in the area and Blackened Fish Taco Bowls are a local favorite. Blackening fish is a cooking technique that according to the internet originated with Chef Paul Prudhomme from Louisiana. It

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If you’re like most people, you probably think that fruit is healthy, and even may boost your weight loss. What you don’t know is that fruit could be the culprit behind your weight gain, or struggle to lose those last 10 lbs. Unfortunately, fruit and its sugar, fructose, are not as healthy as advertisements claim

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Remember in the movie Runaway Bride when Julia Roberts’ character could never decide how she liked her eggs? We say, don’t worry about it Ms. Roberts, with so many health benefits associated with the consumption of eggs, you should eat ’em however you can get ’em! On the most superficial level, eggs are an excellent

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Consider this: Right now, as you’re sitting there, there’s a battle raging in your belly. Some 1,000 species of bacteria are duking it out, trying to establish dominance. Why should you care? Because whether the good bacteria in your gut or the bad triumph doesn’t just decide how well you digest your dinner, respond to

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Is it possible to lose weight if you stay in bed all the time and do nothing? Sure, as long as you eat just enough to stay alive. What is BMR? The energy needed for our body to function at rest, while doing nothing, is called basal metabolic rate or BMR. It is the energy

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The term ‘body fat’ is a familiar one. However, most people associate this word to obesity, cholesterol and an unhealthy constitution. Although excess body fat content can have severe implications, the body requires a specific content of body fat for various metabolic and structural functions. What is body fat? The term body fat refers to the

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Using our knowledge to provide you with helpful weight loss tips, recipes, fitness information, and insight into the daily lifestyle of the Aspen Family. Our goal is to promote a healthier lifestyle to help you not only lose weight, but keep it off for a lifetime!