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Chris M.

Austin, Texas
Christine E. Marquette has a Bachelor of Science Degree in Dietetics with a major in Nutrition from the University of Texas. She is licensed by the State of Texas (LD) and is also a registered dietitian (RD - national certification) through the Commission on Dietetic Registration. Christine is... Full Bio
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2009 – Year in Review by Chris M. Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living Well, it’s that time of year again.  The end of each year always brings various “top 10, 20, 100,” etc. lists that are meant to cause us to reflect on various events that h ... Read on »
Afraid to Eat Eggs? by Chris M. Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living First, my sincere apologies for not having blogged in two months!  I cannot believe how quickly the summer went by.  On the plus side, my business is really picking up so I' ... Read on »
Agave: Health Food, Health Fad or Health Fraud? Part One by Chris M. Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living Agave is still getting a lot of press, and many people think it is a healthy alternative to white sugar.  But is it really?  A fellow RD, Jeff Novick , has written extensive ... Read on »
Agave: Health Food, Health Fad or Health Fraud? Part Two by Chris M. Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living As promised, here is part two of the blog on Agave.  I think this will answer a few more questions for you! Two last points..A recent study in the journal Environmental ... Read on »
August is Water Quality Month by Chris M. Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living August is full of unusual “holidays,” including National Catfish Month, National Picnic Month, Peach Month, Water Quality Month, Family Fun Month, and Admit Your Happy Mont ... Read on »
Can Factory Farming Cause Food Allergies, Asthma, Headaches and More? by Chris M. Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living I recently read a book called Eating Animals by Jonathan Safran Foer.  I already knew what goes on in factory farming from reports I have seen on the evening news, videos pu ... Read on »
Can Genetic Testing Help You Lose Weight? by Chris M. Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living Have you tried several different diets in an effort to lose weight, but can’t seem to find one that works for you?  Were you successful at the low carb diet, but not the lo ... Read on »
Cherries: Tasty and Good for You! by Chris M. Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living You probably all have heard that February is American Heart Month.  There are several other monthly observances in February, including National Grapefruit Month, National Ch ... Read on »
Coming back from the flu. . . by Chris M. Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living Unfortunately I managed to start the New Year off with a mild case of the flu!  Yes, I did try to take my own advice and drink plenty of fluids, eats lots of whole grains ... Read on »
Countdown to the Austin Marathon by Chris M. Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living Well, it’s that time of year again!  The Austin Marathon is less than 2 weeks away!  At this point, you should be in taper mode, as there is nothing more you can do to get p ... Read on »
Coyote Creek Farm’s World’s Best Eggs! by Chris M. Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living I’m afraid I’m a little late getting this blog up!  But as promised, here’s the scoop on this farm I toured back in May just up the road from Austin, Texas in a small town ... Read on »
Cycling and Leg Cramps (It’s not just about Hydration!) by Chris M. Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living You may recall, I did some traveling in May for vacation.  I don’t know about you, but whenever I go on vacation it always seems like I have to work extra hard both before ( ... Read on »
Do You Know Where Your Food Comes From ? by Chris M. Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living Wow, I can’t believe it is already July! Where did the month of June go? This weekend we will be celebrating our nation’s Independence. For a lot of people, that means d ... Read on »
Do You Know Your Sweat Rate? by Chris M. Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living Now that we are smack dab in the middle of summer, there is no escaping the heat. For those of you who are exercising outdoors, it is extremely important that you stay wel ... Read on »
Eating vegetarian at NASCAR by Chris M. Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living Because I recently returned from a trip to Denton, TX for NASCAR weekend, I want to talk about the challenges of eating vegetarian in that type of environment. The last tim ... Read on »
Eating Vegetarian at NASCAR, Take 2 by Chris M. Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living For those of you who have been following my blog, you may remember that back in April this year I wrote about my experience eating vegetarian at NASCAR for the first time ... Read on »
Farm Fresh Eggs, from “City” Chickens! by Chris M. Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living This past week was super busy for me; the last half of the week I attended my first “American College of Sports Medicine Health & Fitness Summit” (which means ... Read on »
February is National Grapefruit Month! by Chris M. Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living I can't let February slip by without calling attention to it being National Grapefruit Month, especially since Ruby Reds, also known as "Texas Reds," are in season right now ... Read on »
February is National Heart Month by Chris M. Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living As many of you know, February is National Heart Month. Since this is the last week, I thought I should leave you with a few things to consider as you take care of your h ... Read on »
Food 101 by Chris M. Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living Did any of you watch Oprah this past week when her show was titled “Food 101 with Michael Pollan”?  Michael Pollan is not a nutritionist; he is a journalist and book author ... Read on »