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What Healthy Eating Looks Like to Me, a Dietitian Who Eats Keto

My decision to become a registered dietitian nutritionist (RDN) stemmed from a lifelong struggle with my weight.

Weighing over 10 pounds (4.5 kg) when I was born — placing me in the 99th percentile — I’m not exaggerating when I say “lifelong.”

The ketogenic, or keto, diet is a low carb, high fat eating pattern that involves limiting your carb intake to 25–50 grams per day or fewer to achieve ketosis — a metabolic state in which your body burns fat instead of carbs for its primary source of fuel (1).

It’s also the first diet that has

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10 Simple Dinner Ideas for Healthy Eating in Real Life

You may think that preparing healthy, delicious dinners at home is a complicated process, but I’m here to tell you that it doesn’t have to be.

Even though I love food and enjoy cooking, I like to keep it simple when it comes to mealtime. This means choosing recipes that are easy to follow and don’t involve complicated cooking techniques or seemingly never-ending steps.

Here are 10 of my go-to simple dinner recipes that can help you get a healthy meal on the table quickly.

Sweet potatoes are loaded with beneficial nutrients like beta carotene, vitamin C, potassium, and fiber

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The Worst Side Effect of Eating Before a Workout

Do you ever feel sick while working out after a meal? It’s a common occurrence that many fitness lovers face, and it all ties back to this one pre-workout mistake—eating the wrong types of foods. While many sports dietitians will say that eating a pre-workout meal is good for your body’s health, it’s important to eat the right kind of food. If you aren’t properly fueling your body, you will likely experience the worst side effect of eating before a workout—nausea and GI issues.

We spoke with Mandy Tyler, M.Ed., RD, CSSD, LD, LAT, a sports dietitian consultant for

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