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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 ...

Think All Herbal Products Are Safe? Think Again

You've likely seen the vast array of herbal remedies that line the shelves of pharmacies and health food stores. Most people believe that herbal remedies or ...

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 ...

Pre-Diabetes and How You Can Stop It

Many people will develop diabetes in their lives. The causes of Type II diabetes are most often related to weight gains from taking in too many ...

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 ...

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 ...

How Do You Stay Motivated? 4 Tips from a Dietitian

Motivation and consistency are the key components to being successful with almost anything one sets out to accomplish. Whether you are working toward weight loss, quitting ...

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 ...

Great Flavor With Healthy Additives

Can you really add flavor without adding calories or risking adverse health effects? We have all heard that we should cut down on the salt we ...

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 ...

Seven Essential Vitamins for Women

There are several essential vitamins for women, which help maintain a healthy mind and a fit body. The required amount of intake of these vitamins varies ...

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