In case you haven't heard, Weight Watchers (now going by simply 'WW') has launched a brand-new food tracking app called Kurbo. What's new with this new app? It's actually for your kids. That's right Kurbo, the food-tracking app from WW was created for children and teens from ages 8-17. It uses a traffic light system… Continue reading What One Dietitian Thinks of Kurbo, Weight Watcher’s New Weight Loss App for Kids
Metabolism. A mysterious, complex force that many of us talk about, but perhaps few really understand... When we think about metabolism, the discussion often turns to it's effect on our weight. But in reality, our metabolism is much more than that! A quick disclaimer: Some parts of this article deal with weight loss. If this… Continue reading How Much Do You Really Know About Your Metabolism?
This review and taste panel was done completely independently with no sponsorship from any brand of protein bar. If there's one question I hear most often from clients, family, friends, or anyone else I may cross paths with, it's what I think about protein and energy bars. As a Dietitian, Personal Trainer, and active gal… Continue reading Everything You Need To Know About Protein Bars (including which ones you should buy!)
A few weeks ago while out grocery shopping a new product caught my eye. CoolWay ice cream (technically there's no cream in the stuff so it's called a frozen dessert, but you catch my drift). Boasts 320 calories per container, and a whopping 24 grams of protein. As I've said before in my post about… Continue reading What Your Dietitian Really Thinks About High Protein Ice Cream
Remember a few years ago when everyone was drinking that weird mix of cayenne pepper, lemon juice, and maple syrup because Beyonce reportedly drank the stuff to lose weight? It wasn't the first time, and certainly not the last time a diet, supplement, or detox has been made famous (...or infamous?) because a celebrity told… Continue reading Here’s Why You Should Never Take Nutrition Advice From A Celebrity
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… Continue reading Intermittent Fasting- Should You Try It?
McDonalds has done it again. I guess I can't be too annoyed because they're always giving me great content to write about! This time their latest radio ad is all about their new banana chocolate chunk muffin. Made with REAL bananas and a whopping 8 grams of whole grains. Perfect with that morning coffee, or… Continue reading What’s Really In McDonald’s Banana Chocolate Chunk Muffin?
If you haven't already been bombarded with the advertising for McDonald's new high protein smoothies here's your official PSA: McDonald's a new line of smoothies from their McCafe menu that have 18-20 grams of protein and ONE WHOLE serving of fruit. Yup, you read that right! Not only are these smoothies high in protein, they… Continue reading Don’t Get Too Excited About McDonald’s New High Protein Smoothies