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Okuma Nutritional Posts Written by Marisa

Marisa is the master mind who writes most of our blog posts at Okuma Nutritionals. She manages a variety of tasks ranging from copywriting to developing amazing recipes.

Crave: Spectacular Salsa Recipes

Spectacular Salsa Recipes

As the hint of fall slowly creeps into the air here in Denver, I spent part of this past weekend enjoying the dwindling summer days at a fantastic salsa party. Yes, that's right. A friend decided to plan a birthday in the park and have everyone … [Read more...]

Just Do It: Finding Your Motivation

Tips For Finding Motivation

Do you ever have one of those days? You know, when the alarm is an unwelcomed friend and the rest of the day just never quite settles into place? On days like these exercise is often one of the first things that we may let go of. Honestly, … [Read more...]

5 Weight Loss Tips to Start Today

5 Weight Loss Tips to Start Today

Sometimes I like to make plans. I decide that I am going to make a change, and then lay out a step-by-step guide of the best way to do it. Sometimes I even make lists or charts of all of the things necessary to put my plan into place. Then, … [Read more...]

Benefits of Oolong Tea Polyphenols

Benefits of Oolong Tea Polyphenols

Polyphenols. It’s a strange word that we throw around a lot around here, but do you know what it means? What exactly are these polyphenols, and even more importantly, why should they matter to you? Let’s take a closer look…   Anatomy … [Read more...]

Eat Less Crap, Eat More Food

Eat Less Crap, Eat More Food

There is a whole lot of weight loss advice out there in the world. Honestly, it’s everywhere you look – from the news, to social media, to your coworkers chatting in the break room. Now, I love reading all the latest health and nutrition … [Read more...]

Crave: Simple Summer Recipes

Simple Summer Recipes

You are probably aware by now that I am a huge fan of summer. I love the sunshine, long days, and those special things that only come along this season (in Denver anyway) like picnics and farmers markets. But what do I make with those farmers … [Read more...]

Are Eating Habits Contagious?

Are Eating Habits Contagious

Could it be that one of the biggest obstacles to weight loss is actually the people around you? It isn’t a factor we talk about a whole lot, but it just may have more impact on your waistline than you think. As a matter of fact, research shows … [Read more...]

Your Summer Farmers Market Guide

Summer Farmers Market Guide

I had the opportunity to get out and explore my local farmers market this weekend, and was amazed by the abundance of fresh fruits, vegetables, and other locally grown/made goodies. I also walked away with a bag of fresh produce for only $5. If … [Read more...]

The Real Rules of Fitness

Fitness Rules

The world of fitness - just like the world of weight loss -  is complicated. There's lots of advice everywhere you look, and pretty much everyone is a fanatic about the one thing that they will swear by as the very “best" way to get in shape … [Read more...]

The Truth About Gluten-Free Food

Truth About Gluten-Free Food

Suddenly they're everywhere…gluten-free foods. These products are all the rage and have begun flying off supermarket shelves. The problem? Well, this new “health” trend isn’t really about health at all. So, what’s the truth behind the … [Read more...]