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4 Ways to Eat Healthy During the Holiday Season

The holidays are a time for us to gather with family and friends to celebrate. For better or worse, with celebration comes food. If you have ...

Stress Eating: What You Can Do to Keep it at Bay

Stress, boredom, or any array of emotions can lead to cravings for food. If these cravings take control too often, you might find yourself eating large ...

Healthy Holiday Eating: A Comparison of Two Meal Plans

During holiday gatherings, you may be confronted with array of food and drink options that you rarely see during the rest of the year. Though overindulging ...

A Guide to Healthy Holiday Eating

The holidays are upon us with 6 weeks of temptations from the end of November to the beginning of January, with well-wishers who leave plates of cookies ...

5 Ways to Prevent Weight Gain When You Can't Make Your Own Food

Staying healthy can be difficult when you have limited resources. College students, for example, typically live in dorm rooms with only small refrigerators and no access ...

Understanding Metabolism: How It Influences Weight Control

It may be tempting to blame your failed weight loss attempts or weight gain on a slow metabolism. However, it is rare that excessive weight gain ...

8 Ways to Eat Healthy on a Budget

It's often been said that eating healthy is too expensive. This is simply not true. With a few strategies, you can save money while also avoiding ...

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 ...

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 ...

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, ...

Four "Bad" Foods That Are Actually Good for You

As a dietitian, I sometimes find people carefully watching what I choose to eat. The common misconception is that while I have a healthy lifestyle and ...

The Skinny on Milk: Which Type Is Right for You?

Decades ago, the only consideration when choosing what type of milk to purchase at the grocery store was whether you opted for whole, 2% or skim milk. ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

Nutrition and Exercise: Eating to Fuel Your Workouts

World-class athletes know that success depends on training and nutrition. They carefully choose the foods they eat, so the right combination of nutrients will fuel them ...

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 ...

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 ...

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