Nutrition Myth – High protein diets are not healthy and are less effective than traditional low fat, high carbohydrate diets in producing weight loss

Things have changed over the years in how scientists and nutrition professionals view dieting and what is truly considered “high protein.” When it comes to health, as long as the diet falls within the current and much wider range of acceptable amounts of protein, carbs and fats (45-65% Carbs, 10-30% Protein, 20-35% Fat), then the […]

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 […]

Weight Control 101

One factor determines your weight …calories. Controlling your weight comes down to one thing – managing calories. Your body is a complex machine that requires fuel to run your metabolism and perform all movement. Calories from the food and beverages you consume provide this fuel. If you burn all the fuel you take in, your […]

Why Food Logging is Critical for Weight Control

Food Logging – A Powerful Weight Loss Tool You may surprised by the fact that losing weight is not the main challenge for most people. Keeping it off is much more of a struggle. In fact, only a small percentage of those who lose at least 10 percent of their initial body weight manage to […]

Do You Drink a Pumped-Up Smoothie Every Day?

A smoothie — typically, a blend of fruit, veggies, milk (dairy or nondairy), nut butters, seeds and even oats — can be an incredibly healthy addition to your diet. But also, sometimes, not. “Smoothies can be great, balanced meals — or they can be half a day’s worth of calories in a glass.” The fix: […]

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 […]

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 […]