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How to Know If You're Getting Enough Protein on a Plant-Based Diet

The moment you tell anyone you’re a vegan—or a vegetarian, for that matter—the question arises. Are you getting enough protein?! ...

Low vs. High Carbohydrate Diets: Which is Better?

The Dietary Guidelines for Americans describe a healthy diet as one that emphasizes all food groups: fruits, vegetables, protein, whole grains and low-fat milk products. However, ...

Practicing a Carb-Free Diet: 5 Healthy Alternatives to Carbohydrates

Since carbohydrates are your body's main source of energy, you should never avoid carbs entirely. However, cutting back on carbs by choosing healthy carb-free foods helps ...

What Are Carbohydrates? An Easy To Understand Definition

Your diet is made up of three macronutrients: carbohydrates, protein and fat. Carbohydrates are present in varying amounts in most of the foods you eat including ...

Simple vs. Complex Carbohydrates

As a dietitian, I'm often asked to explain the difference between simple and complex carbohydrates. While most people have heard that complex carbohydrates are better for ...

Are Carb-Free Diets a Healthy Weight-Loss Option?

Whether or not a carb-free diet is healthy depends on how you define and practice a "carb-free diet." If you eliminated all carbs from your diet, ...

The 7 Best Sources of Protein

Most people over the age of 18 need 10 to 35 percent of their daily calories from protein. When you consume protein, your body breaks it down into amino ...

Maintaining Blood Sugar: Foods To Quickly Lower Levels

You've probably heard before that it's important to maintain blood sugar levels. But you may not understand why or how.It All Starts With DigestionThe food ...

What Are Complex Carbohydrates?

If you've heard that you should be eating complex carbohydrates rather than simple carbs, you may wonder what exactly complex carbohydrates are and what their benefits ...

Can a Carb-Heavy Diet Rot the Brain?

Unless you've been living under a rock, you're probably aware of the low-carb craze. With fad diets such as Atkins and Paleo making the rounds, carbohydrates ...

The Eating Habits of Olympians

Are the Olympics piquing your curiosity in how your diet differs from Olympic athletes? Well, here's the truth: they're actually pretty similar, except most Olympians need ...

Feeling Tired? It's Probably What You Ate

"Fatigue." Ugh, it's a word I get tired of hearing from my clients in my private practice. (Actually, not really, I love helping my clients!) But ...

Skinny Summer Cocktails

A delicious, refreshing cocktail can help you relax after a long day. Whether you're meeting friends or coworkers for drinks at happy hour, or you're whipping ...

Smoothie Smarts

Nothing is quite as refreshing and delicious during the warm summer months as a freshly-blended smoothie. Smoothies are not only tasty and easy to make, they ...

Weight Loss Myths Debunked

Myth: I can use a quickie diet or pill to lose weight and keep it off. Fact: Pills and fad diets do not provide lasting results ...

6 Tips to Eating Out Healthy

Dining at a restaurant can be daunting. Pictures of food are plastered all over the menu and other patrons are enjoying their meals as well. How ...

FitDay Recipe Re-Do: Moist Coffee Cake

Coffee cake is a popular baked item that can be consumed any time of the day. However, most recipes are high in calories and fat. But ...

5 Healthy Foods Perfect for the Microwave

The microwave often gets an unwarranted bad rap when it comes to healthy eating. People often think only highly-processed frozen dinners belong in there. However, your ...

Energy Bar Ingredients: 3 to Look for and 3 to Avoid

Energy bars, protein bars, nutrition bars, health bars, snack bars, food bars, granola bars...they go by many names but they all serve a similar purpose- ...

Getting Bikini-Season Ready Part 3: Maintenance

In the last part of the three-part series about getting your body bikini-season ready, we'll focus on perhaps the most important and often the most difficult ...

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