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Not All Calories Are Created Equal

For decades, we've been taught that weight loss comes down to the simple idea of "calories in versus calories out." This equation is simple and can ...

What Are Carbs? How They Work (and How to Get Them to Work for You)

Most people view carbohydrates as "evil" foods. Found in breads, pastas, cereals, and almost everything sweet, carbohydrates receive a bad reputation for causing weight gain. In ...

How Cheating Can Help You Succeed

We've all heard the old adage "cheaters never prosper." But when it comes to following a healthy diet to lose weight or maintain your current weight, ...

Measuring Fat and Weight Loss: More Than Stepping on the Scale

In light of the constant stream of fad diets and the increasing concern for obesity, researchers are constantly looking for the best measure of weight loss. ...

Protein and Dairy: A Dieter's Best Friends?

New research has found that increased consumption of protein, particularly protein from dairy foods, helps people who are dieting lose more fat and preserve lean body ...

Can the Secret to Successful Weight Loss Be as Simple as Chewing More?

In desperate attempts to lose weight, people are willing to try just about anything. New fad diets are constantly popping up, and the diet industry makes ...

The Good News About "Bad" Fats

Most people are probably aware that fat is "bad" for you. A diet high in fat is shown to cause many health problems, including heart disease, ...

Carbs and Dairy: Is It Really Safe to Skip Them?

As a child, I was taught that my meals needed to come from 4 simple food groups: grains, seafood/meats (including beans), dairy (milk, yogurt, cheese), and ...

Getting Enough Fiber Is Easier Than You Think!

The average American is not consuming enough fiber. Most health experts recommend approximately 25-35 grams of fiber every day. A few of the numerous benefits of ...

How Do Nutrition Needs Change with Age?

As a dietitian who primarily works with children, I receive a lot of questions about whether or not nutrition needs change or increase as a child ...

3 Steps to Healthy Weight Gain

While the majority of the clients I see are struggling with the challenges of weight loss, I occasionally encounter somebody who has the opposite predicament. Difficulty ...

Quick, Healthy Snacks and Lunches-To-Go

When life gets busy, eating right can be hard to do. Our increasingly chaotic lifestyles are jam-packed with so many long hours working, taking care of ...

US News Ranks the "Best Diets"

US News and World Report recently released with a ranking of twenty diets. Their findings were based on seven criteria: short term weight loss, long term ...

Nutritive vs. Non-Nutritive Sweeteners

Sweeteners, whether they be nutritive (provide calories) or non-nutritive (do not provide calories), are added to a multitude of foods and beverages. Sweeteners not only provide ...

16 Surprising Sources of Protein

Protein does more than just build strong muscles. It also strengthens bones, increases satiety, protects against heart disease, and helps support a healthy immune system. We ...

What Are Net Carbs?

Most people who are concerned about their health are very familiar with food labels. You've probably looked at your fair share of Nutrition Facts panels, ingredient ...

Eat This, Not That: A Comparison of Two Meal Plans

Every day, we are constantly faced with choices about what to eat. For most of us, it's got to be quick and easy, and it's got ...

Low, Less, and Lite: How to Decipher 'Healthy' Food Labels

Ever walk down a grocery store aisle and try to decipher labels? Or have you had a hard time deciding whether a product labeled as "low ...

3 Steps to Smart Snacking

If you ask anyone in the health profession how often you should eat, you will most likely be told to eat 5 to 6 small meals spread out ...

A Dietitian's Take on the New MyPlate

The USDA's familiar MyPyramid has just been replaced with MyPlate. The consensus seems to be that this new model is simpler and easier to understand than ...

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