Best of the Food Web: Green Grapes Blog

By Elizabeth Jarrard, Dietetics Student, Sargent College

Welcome to a new section of the Sargent Choice Blog! Every Wednesday this semester we will be posting about a new blog or cooking website that we love! The internet is filled with food websites, and our goal is to arm you with the “Best of the Food Web”!


Eat.Live.Love.Thrive is written by Corinne Dobbas, MS, RD  who specializes in weight loss, behavior change, disordered eating, preventative nutrition, heart disease, family wellness, and sports nutrition in Northern California.

Corinne arms you with plenty of tips to “healthify” your meals-happily! With an upbeat attitude, tricks you can easily incorporate into you life, and delicious recipes, her blog is always a great read. Plus she  has a great food philosophy, as you can see from this excerpt from the blog:

  • Treat food and you right and food will do you well: Food is not your enemy! It is your fuel to live to the fullest. You just need to recognize that you deserve to treat yourself the best. And choosing more of the right fuel is a step in that direction. In choosing healthy options—think foods in their real, whole, unadulterated form—and you will become healthier. And please be sure to eat and COOK healthy foods that you like! If you don’t, you just won’t keep it up. My advice—buy a good healthy cookbook and start having some fun in the kitchen! After all, it’s about a LIFESTYLE, not the four letter word— “diet.”
  • The 90:10 rule: Shoot for 90% of daily eats to be healthifying and allow 10% for a treat of choice. I’m not a fan of deprivation … it can lead to bad outcomes.
  • Focus on health NOT weight: Simply put, there are other health goals beyond lowering the number on the scale. For example, lifting weights, so you can help prevent osteoporosis or eating less processed food, allowing you to reap the benefits of more essential nutrients. These goals can help you get healthier, no matter what. And just may get you to that lean, green, mean, disease-fighting machine state!
  • Get moving: There’s no other way to get around this one! Exercise combined with good nutrition is powerful. It’ll keep your bod in top-notch shape! Find an activity you like and get on it!
  • Treat yourself well: Don’t forget you need “me time” too. So make it happen. Sometimes this requires you to say, “NO.” Or, to be a little selfish and that’s okay. Don’t treat others better than yourself—you’ll get worn out.
  • Relax like a pro: We all need to feel refreshed. This most often comes from good sleep and the ability to destress. Aim to get in seven hours a night. To destress, take a moment to figure out what it is exactly that’s stressing you out. Once you know what it is, devise a plan that you know will help you destress, and do it! 
  • Smile and laugh: Surround yourself with those who make you happy, strive to do what you love, and take joy in the little things in life. It’ll make you happier and in turn, I think, healthier.

You won’t find any  fad diets, bogus “fat-burning” pills, and processed, non-food like subtances on Eat.Live.Love.Thrive. Check it out for great tips from a registered dietitian, delicious recipes and fresh talk about health!

What is one way you will “healthify” you life this week?

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Crystal Duke posted on November 30, 2012 at 7:36 am

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Retete de mancare gustoasa posted on December 7, 2012 at 8:54 am

Great article. Indeed it’s not just about the diet, you need to adopt a healthy lifestyle overall. Not focusing too much on the weight is very important in my opinion. For instance, if you lose fat and gain muscle at the same time, you don’t seem to lose a lot of weight and yet you will be much healthier.

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Priyanka@Weight Loss posted on January 14, 2013 at 4:01 pm

I totally agree with the 90:10 rule. Love that rule. Healthy eating and a routine exercise can definitely lead to a good health .. Lovely written up.

Ricky - Fituforever posted on January 29, 2013 at 3:08 pm

Nice article, great little “happy” tips. Losing weight is a battle for almost everyone whether you are only 10 pounds overweight or 100’s of pounds overweight. The key is take small steps in adjusting your lifestyle and not feel like you have to go all in the first day you decide to make losing weight and feeling healthy a priority. It’s not an overnight process but by reading encouraging articles like this and keeping active in a support community no matter how big or small, anyone can get to their healthy life style goals in my opinion. My 2 cents.

manish posted on February 14, 2013 at 4:40 pm

Great article and advice! I recently started focusing on nutrition in addition to my exercise regiment and it has helped immensely in terms of weight control and energy levels.

Rosh posted on February 24, 2013 at 10:42 am

Good Info. Try to lead simple life as by doing this, you may place additional focus of keeping your body and your lifestyle healthy and balanced. The more things you do, the less time you will have to think of things that will make you aware of the harmful toxins and chemicals present in the environment that can give you harm. Making it simple though will also allow you time for yourself.
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Lita Williamis posted on March 7, 2013 at 1:22 pm

This website was… how do you say it? Relevant!! Finally I have found something which helped me. Thanks a lot.

Lyn posted on March 10, 2013 at 9:50 pm

Great info thanks. Having been a yo yo dieter for many years, it was only once I shifted my focus from dieting to health that I started getting long term benefits. Not only weight loss but blood pressure normalization and other health benefits. I will never go back to my old ways.

Mary posted on March 19, 2013 at 3:14 pm

Great tips..I also struggle with my weight…have for years but have recently been concentrating on just healthier eating.

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Jamie posted on April 8, 2013 at 12:14 pm

Great Advice. I have been having some success cutting out my fat intake. Fat contains twice the caloric density of carbohydrates and protein, so limit the amount that you consume. Fill your diet with lean protein and carbohydrates from plants and whole grains.

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Nashville Personal Trainer posted on May 13, 2013 at 11:29 pm

Eating healthy is a must for any workout regimen. So many people try these low carb, no carb, raw food, etc diets … not realizing that it’s more important to eat healthy meals rather than depriving yourself of essential nutrients. Sure, you can lose weight quick with a low carb diet, but what happens when you start eating carbs again? You blow up like a balloon … quickly. Eat healthy and exercise. Forget those fad diets. They don’t really work!

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Natural Relief posted on June 5, 2013 at 11:34 pm

I’m totally agree with you about combining healthy food, exercise and happiness. Those are powerful tips indeed.

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