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Weight Management Program teaches Rachel lifelong lessons: ‘It’s a chance for real growth and change’ 

Rachel Webster before and after

Rachel Webster joined the Mary Free Bed Weight Management Program, because she wanted to improve her lifestyle and overcome fears about her weight. Since completing the 20-week Foundation program, Rachel said she’s learned some lifelong lessons and lost 25 pounds along the way.  What are some of the most helpful things you learned?  There’s no…


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Focus on building healthy lifestyle habits that last

Jessi Holden - Healthy Lifestyle Habits

From our experts: Jessi Holden is a registered dietitian/nutritionist at Mary Free Bed. The new year is approaching, and we’re all feeling excitement for a fresh start. It’s understandable to reflect on how we spent our time this year. Many of us were at home due to unexpected circumstances, and guess what? Home is where…


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Add these healthy recipes to your holiday feast

Grilled Polenta Flats with Roasted Pepper Topping

From our experts: Jessi Holden is a registered dietitian/nutritionist at Mary Free Bed.  The holiday season is upon us, and that means celebratory meals filled with traditional dishes. It’s always fun to try something new, though! These three recipes have become favorites in my home, and if you need vegan- or diabetic-friendly ideas or gluten-free…


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Energize your morning with these grab-and-go ideas for a healthy breakfast

Pumpkin Energy Bites Healthy Breakfast

From our experts: Jessi Holden is a registered dietitian/nutritionist at Mary Free Bed. Breakfast is an important meal. It provides our body with the energy it needs to start the day off with a fueled-up tank. When you balance your energy intake throughout the day, including that morning fuel, you’re less likely to overeat later….


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Give yourself a break: Keep meals simple during COVID-19 stay-at-home mandate

Black Bean and Barley Soup

From our experts: Jessi Holden is a registered dietitian/nutritionist at Mary Free Bed. I’ve seen so many posts from social media “influencers” dishing out health and nutrition advice, and pushing us to “use our time at home wisely” during the COVID-19 pandemic. As a registered dietitian and health care professional, I’m qualified to provide advice…


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Embrace heart health with these nutrition tips for a healthy lifestyle

Healthy Cooking

From our experts: Jessi Holden is a registered dietitian/nutritionist at Mary Free Bed. February is American Heart Month, and there’s no better time to discuss heart health. Nutrition is a critical component of a healthy lifestyle and a vital way to fight heart disease. Here are some ways to ramp up your heart health: 1….


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Don’t let food stress you out this holiday season

Healthy Holiday Snack Mix

From our experts: Jessi Holden is a registered dietitian/nutritionist at Mary Free Bed. In this blog, she shares some tips for managing your health during the holidays. The holiday season is here, and while it’s a time for celebration, it also can cause stress. Maintaining your health, physically and mentally, throughout the holidays is about…


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Get to work on a healthier lifestyle before January

Women walking up stairs

From our experts: Jessi Holden is a registered dietitian/nutritionist at Mary Free Bed. In this blog, she shares 10 small lifestyle changes you can make now. The most common New Year’s resolutions focus on getting healthy – eating better, losing weight or exercising more. We tend to set these goals without outlining the steps to…


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’Tis the season: Blueberry Cucumber Salsa a superfood summer treat

Jessi Holden - Healthy Lifestyle Habits

From our experts: Jessi Holden, MS, RDN, CSOWM, is a registered dietitian at Mary Free Bed. In this blog, she shares how healthy food choices contribute to a healthy lifestyle. It’s blueberry season! Now is the best time of year to get fresh, locally grown blueberries – a fruity superfood we love. Did you know:…


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