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Intuitive Eating: A Healthy and Effective Way to Lose Weight

Trying to fit into favorite clothes that have become a bit snug? Stop punishing yourself with strict diet regimens. Instead, turn to intuitive eating, a practice that helps you become more in tune with your body’s hunger cues and lets you eat what you want.

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Feeling “Hangry”? It’s Real, So Steer Clear of the Hungry-Angry Among Us

Your stomach’s rumbling, your workload is pressing, and your temper is flaring—you’re hangry! Pity the fool who comes between you and the lunch buffet. Here’s how to avoid overreacting when you’re craving sustenance.

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Sugar Content in Fruit: Is it Damaging to Your Health and Waistline?

Anything dried boasts the highest sugar content in fruit, especially cranberries, raisins, dates, and figs, says Laura Hartung, MA, RD, LDN, CPT. Compare the dried version to a raw fruit and you’ll be amazed by the difference in sugar content.

Read More > // January 29, 2018

Mission Nutrition is Now Complete

“Last week registered dietitian (and Class of 1984 West Geauga alumnae), Ms. Laura Hartung, spoke to the student body about health, wellness and the importance of how present lifestyle choices can impact one’s future health, both physically, mentally and spiritually.”

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10 Secrets to Healthy Pasta

You already know to reach for whole-wheat pasta over the refined stuff, but what about all the other kinds now on shelves, like those made with brown rice or spelt? Unless you’re avoiding gluten, whole-wheat is a great bet.

“Whole-wheat pasta provides more of the healthy carbs, fiber, vitamins and minerals than standard pasta and even some other whole-grain varieties do,” says Laura Hartung, R.D., a nutritionist and personal trainer in the Boston area.

Read More > // June 28, 2016

10 Work Snacks For When You’re Trying To Be Healthy

Protein, carbs, and fat together help keep blood sugar stable and promote satiety,” said Laura Hartung, R.D., a dietitian based in Boston.

Read More > // April 14, 2016

Where to Eat Before the Boston Marathon

Elevate your carbo-loading with some educated ordering at SRV, Yvonne’s, Bagelsaurus, and other local hot spots.

Marathon Monday is a major holiday in Boston, celebrated at restaurants around the city in the form of all-you-can-eat pasta specials in the name of “carbo-loading,” the idea that runners should cram complex carbohydrates to build up their energy before a big race.

Read More > // March 16, 2016

What’s in a Dietitian’s Pantry?

You head into the grocery store, ready to stock up on a week’s worth of healthy food—then get overwhelmed and leave with three bananas, a pint of ice cream, and an armful of frozen meals. Sound familiar? We thought so.

Grocery shopping doesn’t have to be such a trying task, though. We asked three local registered dietitians what they keep stocked in their fridges and pantries, so you can build your own healthy shopping lists.

Read More > // October 22, 2015

Five Local Nutritionists On the Underrated Health Foods You Should Be Eating

From kale to chia seeds, there’s an endless cycle of trendy health foods. But which healthy ingredients have gotten lost in the shuffle? Below, five Boston-based nutritionists tell us which foods deserve more attention:

Read More > June 11, 2015

The most underrated superfood is the one you’ve thought was gross since childhood

We asked nutritionists to share what they thought were the most underrated superfoods you should be adding to your diet. The answer? Sardines.

“They are high in omega-3 fatty acids, provide protein, in one serving you get 25 percent of your calcium needs, and they are high in vitamin D,” Laura Hartung, RD, said.

Read More > // October 3, 2013

How to Hydrate the Right Way

To say that hydration is important is hardly breaking news; it’s something that everybody has known since middle school gym class.

Laura Hartung, a registered dietitian working in Boston, says that staying hydrated is good for your heart, brain, skin, mood, metabolism, and energy levels.

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