Weight Loss Dietitian Blog


Using Glycemic Index to Your Advantage 17 December 2014

Yes, we are lucky to have the availability of convenient foods for our busy lives. The downside is that most of these foods are more processed. As a result, they may make it easier to gain weight and ultimately lead to health issues that may be difficult to manage. Glycemic Index (GI) can be a useful tool for those looking to better control their glucose response after meals, and it may also help with weight loss and insulin resistance. Try a few of the suggested strategies to help control the glycemic response after meals and snacks.


Try the 80/20 Rule and Improve Holiday Eating! 9 December 2014

Life is too short to ban foods that you love. By trying to eat healthy 80% of the time, there is room in your diet to feed your soul, and enjoy the pleasures of eating! Not only is the 80/20 rule appropriate during the holiday season, it is a great way to manage your weight throughout the whole year.


Simple & Healthful Meal Planner - Plate Method 3 December 2014

If you want a simple meal planner, there is nothing quite as simple as the original Plate Method. This meal planner controls both total carbohydrates at meals as well as calories.


10 Thanksgiving Survival Strategies (for your diet!) 25 November 2014

Dieters usually dread the high calorie holidays. Here are 10 ideas for enjoying Thanksgiving dinner without sabotaging your diet.


Think Brain Food 18 November 2014

It is well established that nutrition impacts brain structure and function. Common themes are emerging in neuroscience to show healthy nutrition can play a critical role to enhance brain function, prevent dysfunction and ward off disease. So, whether you are a college student trying to ace the next exam, a pregnant woman wanting to grow a smart baby or a baby boomer wanting to hang on to every last brain cell, nutrition matters.


Stay Full Longer: Take the Fiber Challenge 12 November 2014

Have you ever noticed how quickly you feel hungry again after eating a piece of white bread for breakfast with jam? Does your afternoon snack seem too far away when you just eat a salad for lunch? For me, it does.


Quick Weight Loss or Gradual Weight Loss? 6 November 2014

When we want something, we want it now. But this might not be the best approach to losing weight. Find out if rapid weight loss or gradual weight loss is the best road to success.


Are You At Risk for Diabetes? 4 November 2014

November is “National Diabetes Month" – so I am writing an official plea to you, my dear reader, to get tested for diabetes. I have also included data on who is at risk for diabetes.


Soups and Diets: Made for Each Other 23 October 2014

Can soup make you lose weight? Maybe not, but it can help fill you up, and help you control your appetite. Plus soup can be loaded with nutrients.


The Power of Cruciferous 21 October 2014

Cruciferous vegetables hold a lofty ranking in the nutrition world. One reason cruciferous veggies are such nutrition superstars is the sulfur-containing compounds known as glucosinolates. They are also loaded with nutrients, may help prevent cancer, are low calorie and are excellent fiber sources. Delicious and nutritious!


Garbanzo Bonanza: Excellent for Weight Loss 15 October 2014

Due to its high fiber content, garbanzo beans are excellent for weight loss diets because they keep you fuller longer and control appetite.


MyNetDiary Calorie Counter PRO Updated for iOS8 with HealthKit Integration 10 October 2014

MyNetDiary releases new version of MyNetDiary PRO for iPhone that includes integration with iOS 8 HealthKit, Apple’s newest health app that merges multiple health, calorie counter, and fitness trackers into one display.


How Healthy is Your Water Beverage? 8 October 2014

Is your favorite “water beverage” a healthy drink or just another overpriced version of sugar water? Read this post for more help on learning how to tell the difference.


Be Your Own Sous Chef, Increase Fruit and Veggie Intake 2 October 2014

Wouldn’t it be wonderful if after a busy day at work or school, there would be healthy food in the refrigerator, freezer or pantry ready for you to eat? Become your own “sous chef” and make eating five fruits and vegetables each day easier!


Tools for the Kitchen and Losing Weight 25 September 2014

Bring out the big tools in the kitchen that will help you save the day, get healthy, and lose weight!


New Data on Low Carb vs Low Fat Diets 23 September 2014

A new study suggests that low carb diets are more effective for weight loss and reduced disease risk, but is that really what the data showed?


Grab, Open, Munch, and Swallow 17 September 2014

For many of us, there is a health risk in our surroundings. It is very easy to grab food at the earliest sign of hunger. Grab, open, munch, and swallow. If you find yourself vulnerable to environmental cues to eat or you eat for reasons other than physical hunger, try using the hunger scale to gain control of your eating.


Can You Give Up Pretend Foods? 15 September 2014

There’s real food and “pretend” food. Know the difference and ask yourself if you can give up the fake stuff.


Trust Your Body 9 September 2014

Trust your body. One concept that constant dieters often need to teach themselves is to trust their own instincts and bodies. To trust yourself to stop eating when you are full and to trust yourself to eat when you are hungry sound so simple! Yet, I ask myself why is it so difficult to have a healthy relationship between food, body and mind?


Can a Fitness Tracker Save Your Life? 5 September 2014

There is a lot of data coming out of fitness trackers and calorie counters. One doctor is looking for a way to use it to save his patients’ lives. Find out how.


Consumer Reports Best Buy Drugs: Oral Medications (Pills) for Type 2 Diabetes 2 September 2014

Having diabetes is expensive and medications for controlling it can be a big part of that cost. Read this post to discover which oral medications for Type 2 diabetes were rated as Best Buys by Consumer Reports Best Buy Drugs: effective, safe, and less expensive.


Late Summer Vegetable Bonanza Salads 28 August 2014

So many late summer vegetables, so little time. If you’re tired of plain steamed green beans or corn on the co b or sliced cucumbers, shake up your taste buds by combining these and more into chunky vegetable salads.


Easy Travel Snacks for Planes, Trains, and Automobiles 19 August 2014

The summer is coming to an end but many of you are still vacationing. This post includes ideas for healthier snacks that travel well for plane, train, and cars.


Tips for Testing Your Blood Glucose (Blood Sugar) 12 August 2014

Are you using proper technique to get an accurate blood glucose (BG) reading at home? Be sure you know the basics of good technique so that you can avoid frustrating swings in readings that seem unrelated to your food intake, exercise, or medication schedule.


Forget Couch to 5K – Just Log Some Miles Say Researchers 8 August 2014

New research is out that logging a modest mileage each week running will add years to your life and protect against heart disease.


Stay Slim and Enjoy Food: European Secrets of the Super-Healthy 5 August 2014

Have you ever wondered how people in some European countries enjoy their cheese, bread, chocolate, wine and pasta and continue to have the best health statistics in the world in terms of longest life expectancies, lowest rates of diabetes, heart disease and obesity?


But Who’s Counting Anyway? 31 July 2014

Don’t get fooled, get schooled on the accuracy of cardio machines calorie-counting abilities.


Factors That Affect Body Fat 29 July 2014

Why do some people have too much body fat? Is it just a question of eating too many calories and/or not exercising enough?


One-third of Fitness Tracker Users Stop in a Year 24 July 2014

Why do people who have fitness trackers stop using them? It’s not because of style or comfort. It’s because they don’t know what to do with all the information they have.


Very Low Calorie Diets are a Bad Idea 22 July 2014

Very low calorie diets sound tempting: lose a lot of weight in a short time. New research shows a lot of that weight loss is actually muscle.


Weight Gain during Menopause 15 July 2014

Menopause is a time of transition but it does not have to include weight gain. A decrease in physical activity appears to be a key problem contributing to fewer total calories burned during the menopausal transition.


The Survey Says, Track Your Calories 10 July 2014

What's better and more productive for losing weight...tracking calories or exercising?


Don't Eat Away Your Results! 8 July 2014

Do you try to squeeze in a 30-60 minute workout most days of the week? Do you work hard during exercise sessions to burn calories and tone your body? If so, don’t destroy your efforts to lose weight by eating high calorie energy bars, gels, and flavored beverages during and after exercising.


Trying to Lose Weight but Feel Tired All of the Time? 1 July 2014

Are you feeling tired all of the time while trying to lose weight? Here are some tips to help you troubleshoot why this might be happening.


How to Spot Fake Weight-Loss Scams 26 June 2014

Lots of people get drawn into these “miracle cures” because they seem to be the easy, quick fix we’ve all wanted. We like these simple tasks because they are almost fairy-tale like, and if a doctor gives his seal of approval, especially on national television in front of millions of viewers, then all the better, right?


Oh really? Long Term Weight Loss is Impossible? 24 June 2014

A recent study claims long term weight loss is impossible. Our biology always defeats our best efforts. Oh really?


Don’t Let Exercise Get in the Way of Losing Weight 19 June 2014

Exercise can actually make losing weight harder. Find out why and what you can do about it.


Tracking to Lose Weight? Be Accurate! 17 June 2014

There are a few common mistakes that people make when they first start to track their intake. When these errors result in underestimating calories intake, it is particularly difficult to lose weight. Read this post and learn what you can do to avoid making the same mistakes.


National Men’s Health Week June 9 – 15, 2014 13 June 2014

Celebrate what really matters this Father’s Day...keeping our fathers with us and healthy for a long time.


5 Tips on How to Lose Weight from a Norwegian Living in America 10 June 2014

From creating exercise points in your home to tips on how not to sabotage your weight loss efforts, I interviewed my Norwegian friend, Hege, who now lives in the States for readers of MyNetDiary about 5 Tips on How to Lose Weight from a European Perspective.


Gardening for Health, Happiness, and Long Life 5 June 2014

Gardening does a whole lot of good for your health and happiness. Find out why.


Vacation – Aim to Maintain Not Gain 3 June 2014

Vacation is a needed respite from the daily grind but it can cause havoc with one's weight. Read my tips on how to deal with weight control while vacationing.

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