Taking all the fun out of ‘fun size’…
Humans were made to move. There’s absolutely no denying the positive benefits of physical activity on both physical and mental health.
It seems the people out there who like to invent new diets are starting to run out of ideas. Since there’s a diet out there scaring us out of eating just about every food known to man (meat, dairy, sugar, fruit, legumes, fat, carbs, soy, pesticides, GMOs- you name it!) We’ve pretty much run out … More Intermittent Fasting- Should You Try It?
I would never want to live in a world without pasta. A lot of people I talk to think pasta is bad. They can’t believe it when I tell them that there is actually nothing wrong with pasta, and it can definitely be part of a regular healthy diet! Because it’s sooo tasty though, it … More From-Scratch Creamy Tomato Pasta Sauce
There are few topics in nutrition more controversial than artificial sweeteners. To some, they’re a reasonable, even beneficial alternative to sugar. To others, they’re like the worst possible thing you could put in your body. Just so we’re all on the same page, some of these people actually promote drinking turpentine to cure illnesses….so who’s … More The Truth about Artificial Sweeteners
There are very few foods we eat these days that haven’t been idolized or crucified by one group or anther for it’s supposed disease-causing, or disease-curing properties. Everything from fats and carbs, to the minerals in water, or hidden toxins in food packaging have all been blamed for our health issues. It’s particularly confusing and … More Ask the Dietitian: How Much Protein Do I Really Need To Eat?
Have Dietitians totally screwed up mainstream dietary advice, doing more harm than good with our recommendations? Many fad diet advocates like to target Dietitians and Government-produced nutrition guidelines as a major factor in the rise in obesity and chronic disease we’ve seen over the past several decades. They claim that our recommendations to eat a … More Nutrition Recommendations and Healthy Eating Guidelines: Have We Totally F****** Things Up?
Ahh, New Year, New You! After spending the last several weeks enjoying the holiday festivities and all of the delicious treats it has to offer, it’s no wonder that weight loss is one of the most common new years resolutions we make. Nothing helps us shove aside the guilt of overeating during the holidays like … More New Year, New You? How to Get Off The Weight Loss Hamster Wheel
Have you heard of the EWG’s Dirty Dozen List? It’s the Environmental Working Group’s yearly publication of which fruits and vegetables have the highest levels of pesticide residues on them. Their goal is to encourage consumers to purchase more organic produce vs conventionally grown. The trouble is, organic certainly DOES NOT mean chemical-free like you … More The Dietitian Dirty Dozen: Worst Nutrition Trends of 2017
Wait…what? Let me start by sharing a little story with you, and then we’ll talk about why focusing on weight loss is often detrimental to making real lasting lifestyle changes. Don’t worry, I’m also going to give you my advice for what to focus on instead of the number on the scale! As a Dietitian … More Why Weight Loss Should Actually Be Your Lowest Priority When Starting Your “Weight Loss Journey”