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Is Intermittent Fasting For Everyone?

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Monique Nelson

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Monique Nelson is the founder, chief organizer and editor at Choose To Cook, and is highly motivated to help people of the world take charge of their health through simple and delicious nutritional changes.
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Being a person who constantly pokes her nose into all the new health trends, I have wondered many times over the past few years, “Is intermittent fasting for everyone? Could it be for me?” I’ve heard rave reviews about how it can help with weight loss, which is a subject of interest for me, but […]

The One Nutrient You Are Nearly Guaranteed To Be Deficient In

The One Nutrient You are Nearly Guaranteed to be Deficient In

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Monique Nelson

Founder at Choose to Cook
Monique Nelson is the founder, chief organizer and editor at Choose To Cook, and is highly motivated to help people of the world take charge of their health through simple and delicious nutritional changes.
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I sometimes wander over to NutritionFacts.org to while my minutes – sometimes hours – away catching up on the newest and most shock-worthy healthy information I can find. Today was one of those days. I decided to give the following video a watch: Do Vegetarians Get Enough Protein? Did you watch it!? Were you shocked!? First […]

GROW UP & Hide Your Veggies

Grow Up and Hide Your Veggies

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Monique Nelson

Founder at Choose to Cook
Monique Nelson is the founder, chief organizer and editor at Choose To Cook, and is highly motivated to help people of the world take charge of their health through simple and delicious nutritional changes.
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I used to HATE most veggies. Just looking at a red pepper or onion would physically make me gag. Now I’m a whole foods plant based vegan who doesn’t go a single day without savouring a rainbow of coloured veggies. What changed? I grew up. Seriously. That’s basically all that happened. I realized I was […]

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Sustainable Weight Loss for Busy Moms

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Katryna Jolene

Katryna Jolene is a mother of 4 beautiful, intelligent and playful children and she holds down 3 separate paying jobs. She is living proof that having a family to support doesn't have to come at the cost of healthy living and eating!
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All my adult life I have hated my body. I went from thinking I’m too fat, to too skinny. I haven’t worn a swimsuit since I was 16. It seemed like in my 20’s all I had to do was have a glass of water and go for a 15 minute walk to lose weight. […]

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13 Easy Eggplant Recipes

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Monique Nelson

Founder at Choose to Cook
Monique Nelson is the founder, chief organizer and editor at Choose To Cook, and is highly motivated to help people of the world take charge of their health through simple and delicious nutritional changes.
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Eggplant. Aka Aubergine. That is one of those vegetables that often encourages raised eyebrows and wary looks. I, myself, and somewhat wary of this flowering plant. It’s kind of mushy. If you had asked me 2 years ago, “Easy Eggplant Recipes” would not have topped the list of 1000 blog posts I thought I would […]

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S is for Sunflower Seeds

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I'm a 20-something on a mission to defining myself, and ending stigma surrounding allergies, autism and out-of-the-box thinkers. In my free time, I write the unconventional web series I've been creating, tend to my garden, and binge-watch stuff on Netflix. I blog at janepedia.com.

Sunflower seeds didn’t totally enter my everyday diet until I came home with three pages stapled together of all the things I’m allergic to. Well, almost all—I couldn’t be tested for nuts due to the risk of anaphylaxis. Since I was so sick, I was teetering on the edge of utterly desperate: I’d do nearly […]

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Enjoy Mediterranean Food Without the Diet (Including 10 Recipes)

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Monique Nelson

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Monique Nelson is the founder, chief organizer and editor at Choose To Cook, and is highly motivated to help people of the world take charge of their health through simple and delicious nutritional changes.
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I am not a big believer in diets of any shape, size or form. I am, instead, a HUGE proponent of healthy, sustainable lifestyle choices and changes that will help you achieve your health goals without unhealthy mindsets or unrealistic goals. That is why I want to discuss the Mediterranean Diet today. I want to […]

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W is for Wheatgrass

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Monique Nelson

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Monique Nelson is the founder, chief organizer and editor at Choose To Cook, and is highly motivated to help people of the world take charge of their health through simple and delicious nutritional changes.
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Wheatgrass: General Information, Benefits, and Methods of Use Wheatgrass. I don’t know about you, but when I hear that word I can almost taste the bitterness in the back of my throat from the last shot of greens I took when ordering a smoothie from my favorite local joint. In general, I think that when […]

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G is for Gluten

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Monique Nelson

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Monique Nelson is the founder, chief organizer and editor at Choose To Cook, and is highly motivated to help people of the world take charge of their health through simple and delicious nutritional changes.
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Gluten, and it’s nemesis gluten-free, is one of the hottest topics in the foodie industry these days. Gluten is a mixture of proteins that are found in various types of grain, including wheat, barley, rye, oats and a few others. Gluten-free eating plans were originally designed for people who suffer from celiac disease, which is […]

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The Importance of Fiber In Your Eating Plan Cannot Be Overstated

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Monique Nelson

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Monique Nelson is the founder, chief organizer and editor at Choose To Cook, and is highly motivated to help people of the world take charge of their health through simple and delicious nutritional changes.
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As a Vegan, I am constantly asked, “how do you get your protein?” and, “what about Calcium?”, and told “but you can’t get B12 from plants!” Just as constantly, I desperately want to shout my reply, “WHERE DO YOU GET YOUR FIBER!?” The importance of fiber is crucial for our health and weight management and […]