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Is Keto Healthy? Our Registered Dietitian Explains.

Avocado, bacon, heavy cream, beef … if you’re following a ketogenic diet, these might be some of the items on your grocery list. A ketogenic diet — also known as “keto” for short — emphasizes a diet high in protein and fat and low in carbohydrates. But is keto healthy, and is it safe for your body? We’re exploring how keto works with the help of Jenny Craig’s Registered Dietitian Nutritionist, Briana Rodriquez. She explains why a balanced diet that doesn’t eliminate any food groups (because “goo
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8 Ways Protein Can Benefit Your Body and Your Weight Loss Goals

Why protein? Protein is an important nutrient that’s part of every single cell in your body. It’s made from 20 amino acids1, the “building blocks” your body creates on its own or derives from food sources.2 Of those 20 amino acids:1 9 are essential for good health and come from the food you eat,  5 are created by your body, and 6 amino acids are only needed during specific times in your life or in the presence of disease.  When you eat protein-rich foods,
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7 Simple Ways to Avoid Mindless Eating

It’s been a long day. Finally, it’s 6 o’clock, and you’re ready to unwind. You sink into the couch with your favorite snack in-hand to give you a quick energy burst before making dinner, and turn on your favorite show. Before the episode is over, the bag is empty – but you can’t remember finishing it. Sound like a familiar scenario?   It’s easy to eat mindlessly when there are so many distractions around us. Without even realizing it, you may overeat and make unhealthy food choices — w
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Ask an R.D.: What’s the Difference Between Fresh and Frozen Fruits and Veggies?

We get it: sometimes you just don’t have time to go shopping for and prepare fresh fruit and vegetables on the daily. Or maybe you’re tired of wasting money by throwing out fresh produce that has spoiled before you got around to eating it. But is that bag of frozen blueberries just as good as fresh? Turns out, it may be even better. Jenny Craig’s registered dietitian, Briana Rodriquez, sets the record straight and tells us how frozen fruits and vegetables can — and should — be part of a healthy
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Tired All of the Time? Get Your Energy Back with These Tips

So can losing weight increase your energy? It definitely can help — and beyond boosting your physical energy, weight loss can have a significant impact on your overall health. Learn more about the benefits of weight loss when it comes to improving your energy and a few simple adjustments you can make today to put a little more pep in your step.  It’s more than just a number on a scale  You don’t need to lose a large amount of weight to notice a difference in your energy levels. Studies
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What Really Happens to Your Body When You Skip a Meal

So, what happens if you skip meals to lose weight? 1. Those unhealthy snacks will start looking really tempting. Skipping a meal can cause your blood sugar levels to dip. Blood sugar, or glucose, is your body’s primary energy source. Your blood carries this sugar throughout your body, nourishing your cells and helping them to thrive.1 But when you skip a meal, your blood sugar plummets, and you might start looking for anything to satisfy your hunger.  Reaching for foods with re
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