Introduction To Basic Nutrition

Understanding basic nutritional concepts and the components of a healthy diet is important to everyone. Proper nutrition is vital to an individual’s health and wellness as well as peak athletic performance. Major causes of death and disease are intimately linked to poor diet and a lack of physical activity, and an inadequate diet is associated […]

Guidelines for Portion Sizes

The standard serving sizes are often much less than what people actually eat. Many individuals often believe they’re eating fewer calories than they take in, which can lead to unwanted weight gain. Here are a few guidelines to help you control your portions, calories, waistline, and ultimately your health. You are What you Eat – […]

How You May Be Sabotaging Your Weight

Weight Control Basics You may recall from Weight Control 101 that your weight is determined by the calories you take in and the calories you burn on a daily basis. If you’re like most adults, you’ve been taking in more calories than you burn and you have excess body fat that you’d like to get rid […]

Anxious? Try These 6 Diet Tweaks to Help You Find Calm

By Christina Vercelletto May 19, 2020 Medically Reviewed by Claudia Thompson, PhD, RD If you’re feeling a little more on edge than usual lately, you’re certainly not alone. With the whole world trying to hold it together in the face of COVID-19, it seems everybody is at least a little anxious these days. What to […]

You’re Not Losing Weight

If your weight loss grinds to a halt, you might think that slashing more calories is the solution. It’s probably not. Though it sounds counterintuitive, your low-calorie diet could be the reason you’ve stopped shedding pounds in the first place. “Whenever you limit calories to lose weight, your metabolism can go through a process called […]

Why Eat More Fiber?

Hunger, energy levels and digestion are all directly affected by how much fiber you eat. Fiber is the zero-calorie part of plant-based food that the body’s enzymes can’t completely break down and, therefore, it passes through the body undigested. “If soluble fiber is a sponge, insoluble fiber is a broom that sweeps everything out.” “Fiber […]

The Best Diet and Exercise Advice for Leaner, Toned Legs

Stems. Gams. Stumps. Whatever you call them, the legs are where a lot of women tend to store extra padding. And while it’s not possible to target weight loss to just one area of the body, there are diet and exercise tweaks you can make to help slim down your legs fast. Forget leg lifts […]

9 Ways to Break Up With Emotional Eating for Good

Even with all of the nutrition know-how, resources and willpower under the sun, your healthy-eating intentions can dissolve in a flash when stress, sadness or boredom take over. The good news? There are ways to break the cycle and stop emotional eating. Try these nine expert- and research-backed strategies to regain your balance and nix […]

The One Protein Dietitians Want You to Eat More Often

“Food first” is a mantra most dietitians preach: Do your best to get your nutrients from the actual foods you’re eating and if you’re coming up short, then turn to supplements. When it comes to getting our omega-3s, however, we could all use a little help in practicing what experts advise since fish oil is […]