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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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Local Eats: New coffee shop brings specialty drinks to Grand Rapids neighborhood

GRAND RAPIDS, MI — A new coffee shop is opening in Grand Rapids’ Creston neighborhood.

Sparrows Coffee opened at a location inside Kingma’s Market, 2225 Plainfield Ave. NE, on Thursday, June 24. The full-service coffee shop has indoor seating for 14 people and offers a wide selection of drinks including lattes and cortados, espresso, drip coffee, cold brew coffee and more.

“We want people to take a break from their hectic routine and be able to just hang out and have a coffee and feel relaxed,” said Tim Volkema, CEO of Sparrows Coffee and its parent company, Schuil Coffee.

The

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