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5 Reasons to Keep a Food Journal

Learning how to eat for life and gain control over so many aspects of your life can begin with keeping a journal. Change is not always ...

Chocolate Milk: The Drink of Champions

With so many pre- and post-workout supplements, sports drinks, and powders available it can become a brain rattling task figuring out the best way to replenish ...

Debunking the Myth of Sports Drinks

A doctor at the hospital where I work likes to say that soda is the same thing as poison. As a dietitian, I would say soda ...

The Truth About Food Addiction

Food addiction has historically been a controversial subject because there's no real definition or diagnostic criteria. However, as more scientific evidence emerges, researchers are finding that ...

7 Ways to Be Cereal Savvy

Ready-to-eat breakfast cereals are a healthy, easy, and fast way to start the day off on the right foot. The National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute ...

5 Foods to Eat Before Your Next Long Run

I'm a busy person--many of you probably are too. Sometimes we plan our runs and other times it seems as though there's no time left in ...

Which Cooking Oil is the Best One for You?

A plethora of scientific research has proven that when it comes to health we need to make sure we consume enough healthy fats. However, more important ...

Confessions of an M&M Addict

I commonly joke on my blog that I'm a recovering M&M addict. That's a bit of an exaggeration, but it's true that M&...

Debunking 8 'Fad' Diet Myths

Turn on the television, open a magazine or walk through your local pharmacy and you'll find endless ways to lose weight. There are a zillion 'fad' ...

The Habits of Healthy People

Have you ever wondered why some people are rarely sick and they look happy all the time? Do you know people like that? Are they irritating ...

How to Fight the Halloween Candy Cravings

Most parents fear Halloween candy because they loathe dealing with sugar crazed children or they feel guilty watching them scarf down a pillowcase full of junk ...

4 Tips to Avoid the Freshman Fifteen

Dubbed "the freshman fifteen," the often-feared weight gain that many college freshmen experience during their first year away from home is common, yet absolutely preventable. Those ...

9 Sneaky Ways to Burn Calories

While exercise is the most effective way to burn calories, we burn calories doing everything: from breathing, to digesting to simply growing. Every little bit counts, ...

6 Things You Should Never Do to Lose Weight

Losing weight can be a daunting task and lead to some downright risky habits that can do more bad than good when it comes to your ...

How to Quit Smoking Without Gaining Weight

Quitting smoking is one of the hardest things you can do, but it's necessary. I'll spare you the dangers of cigarettes--I'll bet my first born that ...

It's Got to Be a Lifestyle: A Weight Loss Pep Talk

I've been there. I've been so disoriented that I tried to get by eating just a bowl of cereal and some bell peppers each day. I've ...

3 Awesome and Easy Meals that are Actually Healthy

Many people struggle daily to find healthy and quick meals for lunch and dinner. A salad and a piece of fruit may be healthy, but it's ...

8 Important Supplements for Women

Traveling to a resort in Traverse City, Mich., I came across an anti-aging seminar going on in the spa. The room was packed with women on ...

Organic Food is No More Nutritious than Conventional Food

Recent headlines regarding organic food versus conventionally-grown varieties have created controversy, and not for what the study reveals, but for what it leaves out. Stanford's Center ...

Are We Saying Goodbye to BMI?

Since the 19th century, body mass index (BMI) has been heralded as the pillar of the medical community's basis for determining the relationship between body size ...

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