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Eating right and exercising doesn’t have to be hard – and LMQC presents local experts from around the Quad Cities who are more than willing to show you the way.

Road trip goodies that won’t crash your diet

Road trip goodies that won’t crash your diet

Before you climb in the car for your next road trip, make sure you pack food that’s good for you and good to go. Nutritionist blogger Jenny Tackett passes along four healthy tips to make sure you’re cutting some calories (and saving a few bucks) on your next trip.

read more
Cycling Nutrition: Food is Fuel

Cycling Nutrition: Food is Fuel

What you eat and when you eat it can make a difference in the quality of your bike ride. Nutritionist blogger, Jeni Tackett shares her tips on preparing and consuming “bike fuel.”

read more
Vitamin D: the magic cure?

Vitamin D: the magic cure?

Can adequate Vitamin D levels help you prevent cancer, avoid a heart attack, and even reduce the symptoms of COVID-19? Learn the facts about Vitamin D and how it can help you power through what’s left of winter!

read more
Sitting all day? For your health, get up!

Sitting all day? For your health, get up!

Does sitting long hours really have an effect on your health? It sure does … even after a brisk morning workout. Now with our new normal of working from home, you may be sitting way too much.

read more
Gut check: stay strong by eating smart

Gut check: stay strong by eating smart

LMQC Nutritionist blogger, Jeni Tackett, explains why eating the right food to encourage gut health (and those billions of tiny microbes living inside each one of us) matter to our long-term health and wellness.

read more
Your plan is your success

Your plan is your success

Resolving to weigh less, eat well, or get stronger in the coming year? LMQC Nutritionist blogger, Jeni Tackett, urges you to plan ahead and be consistent to achieve success!

read more
How and why to record your (honest) behavior

How and why to record your (honest) behavior

LMQC Nutrition Blogger, Jeni Tackett, challenges you to be honest with yourself about your healthy habits and your dietary progress and answer four basic questions that are the key to your success.

read more
Low-cal substitutes for full-taste holiday menus

Low-cal substitutes for full-taste holiday menus

LMQC Nutritionist blogger, Jeni Tackett, says as long as you’re in control of your grocery list, you can ward off those unwanted pounds that seem to find us during the holidays by making a few simple ingredient substitutions.

read more
Hydration 101: Keep your cool

Hydration 101: Keep your cool

According to LMQC Nutritionist blogger, Jeni Tackett, over-heating can happen here in the Quad Cities, drinking enough water keeps your body cool, aids in post-exercise recovery and can improve your mental function. Jeni provides some useful tips for staying hydrated and healthy this summer.

read more
Them’s the breaks.

Them’s the breaks.

Gabe Lareau, 19, our featured “Bike-to-Work Week” blogger, shares some tips for making sure your bike remains relatively trouble-free (even if it means you might have to make a repair on the fly) and safe for your travels.

read more
A lifetime of biking can take you places.

A lifetime of biking can take you places.

Gabe Lareau, 19, Moline is LMQC’s 2021 Bike To Work Week Blogger, sharing his love for cycling and perspective on the benefits of biking to work and the issues surrounding local cycling routes.

read more
Are carbs and fat good for you?

Are carbs and fat good for you?

LMQC Nutritionist blogger, Jeni Tackett, explains that food is fuel, and the type of fuel you put into your body helps determine how well it runs!

read more
Make your Dry January a New Year tradition

Make your Dry January a New Year tradition

America is drinking more alcohol now than ever. LMQC Nutritionist blogger, Jeni Tackett, explains how resolving to live a “Dry January” may be a great first step in taking control of your alcohol consumption and reduce calories in the process.

read more
QC Apples are ripe and ready!

QC Apples are ripe and ready!

LMQC Nutritionist blogger, Jeni Tackett, shares her love of apples and the joys of her family’s annual visit to a nearby apple orchard.

read more
Five ways to eat smart at a picnic.

Five ways to eat smart at a picnic.

Summer is filled with fun, outside activities and that means more outdoor meals. Picnics can be a great change of pace from an indoor meal, but beware of over-indulging. LMQC Nutrition Blogger, Jeni Tackett shares her five tips for surviving your next picnic.

read more
How much protein is enough?

How much protein is enough?

Exercise and diet experts alike sing the praises of protein to sate hunger, build muscles, and keep your fitness plan on track. LMQC dietary blogger and Registered Dietitian, Jeni Tackett, explains protein basics and why we all need it.

read more
Four ways to spring clean your life.

Four ways to spring clean your life.

After surviving 2020, your life may need a spring cleaning. LMQC blogger Jeni Tacket suggests that decluttering your space and figuratively cleaning up your mindset can do wonders for your habits this year.

read more
Smart ways to recharge your batteries.

Smart ways to recharge your batteries.

Trying to get things off to a good start this year? LMQC Nutritionist blogger, Jeni Tackett, suggests important ways to keep the body – and mind – nourished and healthy.

read more
Ditch the idea of fitness “perfection”

Ditch the idea of fitness “perfection”

QC Health Coach Aryn Lloyd and Registered Dietitian Jeni Tackett, show you how to make changes that will pay off throughout your whole life! And it all starts with realizing you can’t be perfect TODAY.

read more
The power of a mini-resolution

The power of a mini-resolution

LMQC Nutritionist blogger, Jeni Tackett, gives you some important tips for overcoming roadblocks and making this year the year of SUCCESS! And it all starts by making mini-resolutions …

read more
This holiday, give the gift of fitness

This holiday, give the gift of fitness

This time of year, everybody has an excuse for not getting to the gym – but that doesn’t mean you can’t work out. LMQC Fitness blogger Cody Lichthardt suggests four, essential (and low-cost) fitness tools you can keep around the home or apartment to help get you in shape this winter.

read more
Fall for beans this fall

Fall for beans this fall

LMQC Nutritionist blogger, Jeni Tackett, explains why you should plan to put more beans in your diet and shares a delicious chili recipe that’s perfect for the fall weather.

read more
Eat to hydrate this summer

Eat to hydrate this summer

LMQC Nutritionist blogger, Jeni Tackett, tells you how you can beat the heat and improve your hydration by eating fruits and vegetables that help increase your water intake.

read more
How to choose a healthy pandemic menu!

How to choose a healthy pandemic menu!

Don’t fall into the trap of eating unhealthy during this pandemic. QC dietitian Jeni Tackett shares tips for purchasing, storing foods to help keep you and your family healthy.

read more

Eating right and exercising doesn’t have to be hard – and LMQC presents local experts from around the Quad Cities who are more than willing to show you the way.

Road trip goodies that won’t crash your diet

Road trip goodies that won’t crash your diet

Before you climb in the car for your next road trip, make sure you pack food that’s good for you and good to go. Nutritionist blogger Jenny Tackett passes along four healthy tips to make sure you’re cutting some calories (and saving a few bucks) on your next trip.

read more
Them’s the breaks.

Them’s the breaks.

Gabe Lareau, 19, our featured “Bike-to-Work Week” blogger, shares some tips for making sure your bike remains relatively trouble-free (even if it means you might have to make a repair on the fly) and safe for your travels.

read more
A lifetime of biking can take you places.

A lifetime of biking can take you places.

Gabe Lareau, 19, Moline is LMQC’s 2021 Bike To Work Week Blogger, sharing his love for cycling and perspective on the benefits of biking to work and the issues surrounding local cycling routes.

read more
Five ways to eat smart at a picnic.

Five ways to eat smart at a picnic.

Summer is filled with fun, outside activities and that means more outdoor meals. Picnics can be a great change of pace from an indoor meal, but beware of over-indulging. LMQC Nutrition Blogger, Jeni Tackett shares her five tips for surviving your next picnic.

read more
Cycling Nutrition: Food is Fuel

Cycling Nutrition: Food is Fuel

What you eat and when you eat it can make a difference in the quality of your bike ride. Nutritionist blogger, Jeni Tackett shares her tips on preparing and consuming “bike fuel.”

read more
Vitamin D: the magic cure?

Vitamin D: the magic cure?

Can adequate Vitamin D levels help you prevent cancer, avoid a heart attack, and even reduce the symptoms of COVID-19? Learn the facts about Vitamin D and how it can help you power through what’s left of winter!

read more
How much protein is enough?

How much protein is enough?

Exercise and diet experts alike sing the praises of protein to sate hunger, build muscles, and keep your fitness plan on track. LMQC dietary blogger and Registered Dietitian, Jeni Tackett, explains protein basics and why we all need it.

read more
Sitting all day? For your health, get up!

Sitting all day? For your health, get up!

Does sitting long hours really have an effect on your health? It sure does … even after a brisk morning workout. Now with our new normal of working from home, you may be sitting way too much.

read more
Four ways to spring clean your life.

Four ways to spring clean your life.

After surviving 2020, your life may need a spring cleaning. LMQC blogger Jeni Tacket suggests that decluttering your space and figuratively cleaning up your mindset can do wonders for your habits this year.

read more
Gut check: stay strong by eating smart

Gut check: stay strong by eating smart

LMQC Nutritionist blogger, Jeni Tackett, explains why eating the right food to encourage gut health (and those billions of tiny microbes living inside each one of us) matter to our long-term health and wellness.

read more
Your plan is your success

Your plan is your success

Resolving to weigh less, eat well, or get stronger in the coming year? LMQC Nutritionist blogger, Jeni Tackett, urges you to plan ahead and be consistent to achieve success!

read more
Smart ways to recharge your batteries.

Smart ways to recharge your batteries.

Trying to get things off to a good start this year? LMQC Nutritionist blogger, Jeni Tackett, suggests important ways to keep the body – and mind – nourished and healthy.

read more
Are carbs and fat good for you?

Are carbs and fat good for you?

LMQC Nutritionist blogger, Jeni Tackett, explains that food is fuel, and the type of fuel you put into your body helps determine how well it runs!

read more
Ditch the idea of fitness “perfection”

Ditch the idea of fitness “perfection”

QC Health Coach Aryn Lloyd and Registered Dietitian Jeni Tackett, show you how to make changes that will pay off throughout your whole life! And it all starts with realizing you can’t be perfect TODAY.

read more
How and why to record your (honest) behavior

How and why to record your (honest) behavior

LMQC Nutrition Blogger, Jeni Tackett, challenges you to be honest with yourself about your healthy habits and your dietary progress and answer four basic questions that are the key to your success.

read more
Make your Dry January a New Year tradition

Make your Dry January a New Year tradition

America is drinking more alcohol now than ever. LMQC Nutritionist blogger, Jeni Tackett, explains how resolving to live a “Dry January” may be a great first step in taking control of your alcohol consumption and reduce calories in the process.

read more
The power of a mini-resolution

The power of a mini-resolution

LMQC Nutritionist blogger, Jeni Tackett, gives you some important tips for overcoming roadblocks and making this year the year of SUCCESS! And it all starts by making mini-resolutions …

read more
This holiday, give the gift of fitness

This holiday, give the gift of fitness

This time of year, everybody has an excuse for not getting to the gym – but that doesn’t mean you can’t work out. LMQC Fitness blogger Cody Lichthardt suggests four, essential (and low-cost) fitness tools you can keep around the home or apartment to help get you in shape this winter.

read more
Low-cal substitutes for full-taste holiday menus

Low-cal substitutes for full-taste holiday menus

LMQC Nutritionist blogger, Jeni Tackett, says as long as you’re in control of your grocery list, you can ward off those unwanted pounds that seem to find us during the holidays by making a few simple ingredient substitutions.

read more
QC Apples are ripe and ready!

QC Apples are ripe and ready!

LMQC Nutritionist blogger, Jeni Tackett, shares her love of apples and the joys of her family’s annual visit to a nearby apple orchard.

read more
Fall for beans this fall

Fall for beans this fall

LMQC Nutritionist blogger, Jeni Tackett, explains why you should plan to put more beans in your diet and shares a delicious chili recipe that’s perfect for the fall weather.

read more
Eat to hydrate this summer

Eat to hydrate this summer

LMQC Nutritionist blogger, Jeni Tackett, tells you how you can beat the heat and improve your hydration by eating fruits and vegetables that help increase your water intake.

read more
Hydration 101: Keep your cool

Hydration 101: Keep your cool

According to LMQC Nutritionist blogger, Jeni Tackett, over-heating can happen here in the Quad Cities, drinking enough water keeps your body cool, aids in post-exercise recovery and can improve your mental function. Jeni provides some useful tips for staying hydrated and healthy this summer.

read more
How to choose a healthy pandemic menu!

How to choose a healthy pandemic menu!

Don’t fall into the trap of eating unhealthy during this pandemic. QC dietitian Jeni Tackett shares tips for purchasing, storing foods to help keep you and your family healthy.

read more