Weight Loss Dietitian Blog
Should you cool down after exercising? Here are the pros and cons, according to new research on the subject.
Minding Your Own Business of Eating 14 May 2013
Mindless eating, distracted eating, mindful eating, call it what you like. It's the same concept. What's your eating style?
Diabetes Diary: The A1C Test 7 May 2013
Find out what the A1C test is and why you should know about it. If you have been diagnosed with diabetes, then put this post on your must-read list. Includes helpful online resources.
Refreshing the Family History of Eating 2 May 2013
Our family’s past food choices do not have to become our own. Here is how we can learn from past food mistakes and embrace a healthier future.
Burn Off that Cheeseburger! 30 April 2013
Would you order lower calorie food if the menu told you how many minutes of walking you'd need to burn that food off? A new study suggests that approach works.
Mini Meals May Reduce Hunger and Help Lose Weight 25 April 2013
Eating more than three times a day is gaining popularity, but what are its exact benefits for weight loss?
Is there an elderly person in your life that you love, assist, or care for? Learn about nutrition risk in the elderly by reading this excellent article by guest blogger, Scott Roberts, LPN, CDM, DTR. Scott is just about to finish his dietetic internship and will be a registered dietitian in the near future!
It’s Not Just Logging Food. It’s How You Log Too 19 April 2013
It‘s better to log foods while trying to lose weight, but how you log foods may affect just how successful you are achieving your weight loss goal. Mobile apps, online logging, and paper journals prove different.
Low Fat vs. Full Fat Foods? 16 April 2013
Choosing reduced fat or fat free versions of certain foods could make it easier to control calories but it depends upon the person's typical eating habits, food preferences, and how the food swap affects their overall calories intake. Suggestions on when to experiment with lower fat foods are included.
What’s Hidden on Nutrition Labels? 11 April 2013
There is more than meets the eye when it comes to really understanding what is in our food. Be aware of these common “tricks” found on food labels and always read the Nutrition Labels.
Trying to Lose Weight & Eat Healthier? Join a CSA! 9 April 2013
Join a CSA (“Community Supported Agriculture”) to help you lose weight and eat healthier. CSAs are farms that allow consumers to buy “shares” in advance of the growing season. Payment to you is made in the form of weekly boxes of produce — fresh and seasonal fruit and veggies. More fruit and veggies in your home will encourage you to eat more of these very nutritious foods — which will then support your weight control efforts.
Incentivize Your Way to Weight Loss Success 4 April 2013
Money may not buy happiness, but it may help you lose weight, at least according to a new study.
Calcium: Get Enough But Not Too Much! 2 April 2013
A recent study has shown that calcium supplementation is linked to an increased risk for having a heart attack. This is a problem since many people take calcium supplements to prevent osteoporosis. So what can we do to keep our bones strong while keeping the risk of heart attack low?
The Healthy Dollar Menu 28 March 2013
There really is a healthy dollar menu out there. Check out our 10 suggestions for cheap, healthy foods!
Have Irritable Bowel Syndrome? Learn about FODMAPs! 26 March 2013
Sufferers of IBS (Irritable Bowel Syndrome) take heart! Experimenting with a lower FODMAPs diet might help you control symptoms. And part of this experimentation includes keeping a detailed food log with notes about how well you tolerate meals and snacks.
Just How Fit Are You? 21 March 2013
You might know your weight, but do you know how fit you are? Take these simple tests to see where you rank and how far you have improved over time.
Not Getting Enough Sleep Can Cause Weight Gain 19 March 2013
A new study shows that people who are sleep deprived (restricted to 5 hours) consume more calories and gain weight compared to when they are allowed to sleep up to 9 hours. Tips on how to get more sleep are included.
Trying to Lose Weight? Accept Your Body Along the Way 14 March 2013
To make your weight loss journey easier, you must learn to love yourself along the way.
Soothe Yourself without Food 12 March 2013
Emotional eating can prevent you from reaching or maintaining a healthy weight. Find out ways you can tame mental hunger without consuming calories. Content based upon the book, “50 Ways to Soothe Yourself Without Food“ by Susan Albers, Pys.D.
Understanding the Glycemic Index 7 March 2013
The Glycemic Index is important, but it's also important to understand its limitations when trying to eat healthy and prevent diabetes.
Eating More Mediterranean Style 5 March 2013
Key dietary features of the Mediterranean study diet published as an appendix to the NEJM study “Primary Prevention of Cardiovascular Disease with a Mediterranean Diet” in February 2013.
The Hunger Rhythms 1 March 2013
Your body is an expert on hunger. You should know how to listen to its cues.
5 Quick and Easy Dinner Ideas to Save Your Diet 26 February 2013
Don't sacrifice your diet. Check out these five quick and easy dinner ideas that will help you save the day.
Home Gym for Under $100 21 February 2013
Ready to build your own home gym for under $100? You can get a good start by investing in these few items.
Losing Weight as a Couple - Dos and Don'ts 19 February 2013
Losing weight as a couple has its ups and downs, but the rewards are the sweetest when you succeed together.
Chocolate News Update 14 February 2013
Guest post for MyNetDiary by Donna P. Feldman, MS, RD
Got chocolate this Valentine's Day? Here is the scoop on chocolate's nutrition facts. You might be surprised.
Alcohol and Your Diet: It's More than Empty Calories 13 February 2013
Alcohol consumption and dieting are often recommended not to go hand in hand, mostly because of its empty calories. However, the extra calories from alcohol may not be the primary reason people gain weight when they don't moderate their intake. In fact, there may be two things worse about alcohol than its calories.
"Facts" about Obesity 5 February 2013
There is so much information (and misinformation) about nutrition that it makes my head spin. Last week, the New England Journal of Medicine published a review article, "Myths, Presumptions, and Facts about Obesity." I was curious to read how this article was summarized by so many health journalists – an almost exclusive focus on Table 1 – "Seven Myths about Obesity." After reading the entire article, I feel that Table 3, "Facts about Obesity" is just as important to share with those who struggle with their weight. Although I cannot copy and paste the authors' entire table directly into this post, I will summarize four key concepts that apply to adults seeking to control their weight with their own resources. Quotations are statements made by the authors.
Super Bowl Snack Facts 31 January 2013This Sunday is the "Big Game" between the San Francisco 49ers and Baltimore Ravens, and it is estimated that at least half of the entire U.S. population will watch at least part of the game – that's over 155 million people! And what do most people do while watching the Super Bowl – they eat! Instead of posting a list of healthy snack swaps or recipes for low-fat dips, here is some "snack facts" to put it all in perspective. With MyNetDiary, you really do have the freedom to eat what you want; just in moderation and with accountability.
Happy National Vitamin Day! 29 January 2013Today is National Vitamin Day, and whether you are a diligent vitamin taker or are thinking about starting a vitamin regiment, here are a few good reminders about what vitamins can and can't do for us.
I love eggs 22 January 2013I love eggs! They are inexpensive and nutritious. One large cooked egg (50 grams) contains about 80 calories and 6 grams of protein. It is also an excellent source of other nutrients that we need in our diet - vitamin B12, choline, riboflavin, and selenium.
New to Calories Tracking? 15 January 2013This is the time of year when many folks decide to make a New Year's Resolution to lose weight. If you have decided to track intake and activity, then good for you – it is an effective tool for weight control. This post will help you track more effectively and accurately, especially if you are using MyNetDiary mobile apps or web program.
Creative Fitness Trends for 2013 10 January 2013Ready to put your resolutions to the test? Here is a rundown of some of the more creative fitness trends you will probably come across in 2013. Many of these are now available at the local gym or making their way around the country. How many of them have you tried?
Can a High Protein Meal Plan Help You Lose Weight? 8 January 2013Yes! Many of you trying to lose weight might have already noticed that when you consume high protein meals, you have an easier time sticking to your target calories for weight loss. Of interest, a research team from the Netherlands (Martens, Lemmens, and Westererp-Plantenga) just published a nifty study that showed people consume fewer calories when their protein intake rises.
What to Look for in a Personal Trainer? 4 January 2013Perhaps you've decided to hire a personal trainer for 2013, but what does a good personal trainer look like? Lean, mean, and carries a bullhorn? Not always. Here's a list of qualifications you should look for in a personal trainer.
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