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I’m Amanda Figge, MS, RD, LDN. I’m a registered dietitian with Springfield Clinic, and I’m here to share my personal health journey with you, and share my knowledge in the realm of nutrition and fitness to make your own journey a bit easier.

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Baby, It’s Cold Outside—Tips for Eating Right during the Winter Months

🕔Dec. 08, 2017 5:25 p.m.

During the cold and dreary winter months, food can almost feel a bit lacking as we crave the summer’s bountiful abundance ...

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Party (Mindfully) On!

🕔Nov. 30, 2017 1:40 p.m.

I want you to party in style this holiday season, but we have to remember, not to party party! If ...

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Why is World Diabetes Day Important?

🕔Nov. 17, 2017 5:35 p.m.

November 14th was World Diabetes Day. To acknowledge this, it is important to understand why there is a day dedicated ...

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Are you ready for “Ask a Dietitian: Holiday Hibernation” next week?

🕔Oct. 26, 2017 8:45 a.m.

Ready or not…the last “Doctor is In” seminar is on Nov. 1. In this presentation, registered dietitians Amanda Figge and ...

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Enjoy Halloween Treats—Avoid Sugary Tricks

🕔Oct. 19, 2017 11:45 a.m.

From vampire bats to Kit Kats®, Halloween is a long-standing tradition celebrated with tricks and treats. In fact, it’s one ...

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Don’t Stress about PCOS: 5 Habits for Better Weight Management

🕔Oct. 05, 2017 11:35 a.m.

Baseball, food and dancing are three of my favorite things. On a typical fall Monday night, you will find me ...

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What do you know about your sugar?

🕔Sept. 28, 2017 3:00 p.m.

I recently attended the American Association of Diabetes Educators conference in Indianapolis. How great and refreshing it was to be ...

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How to Read the FDA’s New Food Label

🕔Sept. 21, 2017 9:40 a.m.

If you are a label reader, you may have noticed some changes to food labels recently. In 2016, the FDA ...

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Tips & Tricks Towards Healthier Self-Esteem

🕔Sept. 14, 2017 12:45 p.m.

How can low self-esteem affect your life? Many people feel bad about themselves from time to time. These feelings of ...

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M&M’s are Football Fields

🕔Sept. 08, 2017 2:30 p.m.

M&M’s are football fields. To understand what this means, let’s take an imaginary trip to your local high school football ...

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