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Put Down the Pizza: 5 Foods High in Trans Fat

Trans fat is a solid fat often manufactured from vegetable oils during a process called hydrogenation that raises unhealthy low-density lipoprotein cholesterol in your blood and ...

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 ...

Burn the Midnight Oil, Not the Stuff You Cook With

Oils are essential to our well-being and are utilized by our bodies in a variety of ways. Oils are defined as fats that are liquid at ...

Better Butter Alternatives

Butter, made from the fat content in milk, is comprised of about 80% milk fat and 20% water and proteins. Looking at the numbers across the board, a ...

Portion Your Plate to Control Your Weight

Portion sizes in America have continued to increase. Despite the growing demands for more nutrient-rich and healthy choices, most people still want "more for less" and, ...

The Best Recipe Books for Healthy Eating

There is such a variety of cookbooks available in stores that it can make it difficult to know which to choose. From a registered dietitian's perspective, ...

The Doctor vs. Doctor Google

Whether it's the solution to a statistics problem or a remedy to the common cold, when it comes to finding helpful information, it seems today that ...

Comfort Foods Aren't as Comforting as You Think

We've all been there. A carton of ice cream after a bad breakup. A dish of homemade macaroni and cheese after a long week. A ring ...

Healthy Halloween Candy Alternatives

Halloween is the time for haunting, pretending, and consuming sweets. Although Halloween doesn't scream health, it doesn't mean you have to forgo your diet or squash ...

Vending Machine No-No's

When I was little, the best part of staying in a hotel was the vending machine. Candy bars, chips, Twinkies and soda -- what more could ...

5 Healthy Post-Training Run Snacks

Running can be a fantastic way to get in shape, lose weight and build muscle, especially if you start training for a race. It can also ...

The Connection Between Weight Loss and Hot Flashes

If you've had one, there's no mistaking it: the sudden, intense, hot feeling in your upper body, perhaps accompanied by a rapid heartbeat, sweating, dizziness, nausea ...

10 Things You SHOULDN'T Do if You're Trying to Lose Weight

I often tell people the things they shouldn't do if they're trying to drop a few (or maybe several) pounds, rather than tell them what they ...

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 ...

Diet Soda Could Be Increasing Your Risk for Diabetes

As the debate over the correlation between diet soda and weight gain rages on, a new study published in Nature claims that artificially sweetened beverages can ...

8 Healthy Foods That Help You Feel Full

Has your stomach ever started to growl in anticipation of your next meal, even though you just ate? At some point or another, we have all ...

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, ...

4 Healthy Recipes for Fall

Fall isn't just the time for pulling out those cozy sweaters. It also marks the return of luscious pumpkin, savory squash and other undeniably fall food ...

Will Adding Butter to Your Coffee Help You Lose Weight?

For those who can't go a morning without their cup of joe, many are now a-buzz about the benefits that come from Bulletproof coffee: an old ...

How Consuming Alcohol Affects You Post-Workout

It might be tempting to grab a frosty beer after an intense workout session, but a single cold one is seldom satisfying. The euphoric sensation of ...

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