Weight Loss Dietitian Blog


5 Ways to de-junk your Thanksgiving 24 November 2015

Thanksgiving is a holiday devoted to sharing a good meal with friends and family. It can also be a caloric tsunami. Learn how to de-junk your meal with five easy tips.


Five Reasons a Plant-based Diet May Help Prevent Type 2 Diabetes 17 November 2015

Statistics show that without a healthy lifestyle, 15-30% of people with prediabetes will develop type 2 diabetes within five years. If you are looking for a practical approach that may help prevent type 2 diabetes, consider a plant-based diet. Learn five reasons why a plant-based diet may help lower type 2 diabetes risk.


Tapas: Portion Control and Sociability in One 10 November 2015

In a world where bigger is better, it’s often difficult to figure out a healthy portion size. Even though portion sizes in Spain are smaller than in America, the serving sizes are perfectly adequate to fill our stomachs. Thus, use the latest food trend to lose weight – eat tapas which are healthy, fun and delicious! Keep reading for three ways that tapas help with weight control.


7 Behaviors to Help Control Blood Sugar 3 November 2015

Learn about the seven self-care behaviors that will help you manage diabetes for life.


5 Easy ways to use tofu 27 October 2015

Tofu is plant protein at its best: easy to use, nutritious and adaptable to many different types of recipes.


The Colorful World of Fruits and Vegetables 20 October 2015

Why should we eat a colorful diet? Does it really matter where the calories come from as long as we meet our calorie target? Read the blog on the colorful world of fruits and vegetables to learn why quality is as important as quantity.


Healthy Quick Pancakes: Made at a Moment’s Notice 14 October 2015

Homemade, healthy and delicious! Who can resist 10-minute tasty and good-for-you pancakes made with bananas, oatmeal, nuts and cinnamon? Eat them for breakfast, after a fall hike or for an afternoon snack “on the go.” Follow these step-by-step directions to create nutritious pancakes at a moment’s notice.


Questions & Answers about Aerobic Exercise for Health 9 October 2015

This post focuses on aerobic exercise for health versus guidelines for athletic training.


Why Are My Vitamin & Mineral Totals So Low? 29 September 2015

If you have noticed that certain vitamin and minerals totals are always low on your nutrition reports, it may or may not be because your intake is truly low. This post will describe ways to improve accuracy of your vitamin and mineral totals on reports.


Yes, Big Portions Do Cause Overeating 23 September 2015

A new study validates what we’ve known all along: big portions cause overeating. Now what can we do about it?


The Saga of Trans Fats 17 September 2015

Learn about the history of industrially produced trans fats (partially hydrogenated oils) and the FDA’s final ruling. These are the worst type of fats for cardiovascular health.


Be Sugar Savvy! Lose Weight by Decreasing Added Sugars in Your Diet 8 September 2015

Knowing the major food sources of added sugars and identifying hidden sources of added sugars by reading the ingredient list, can help you become sugar savvy and meet your weight loss goals.


Tips for Losing Weight 4 September 2015

The following practices will help you lose weight - whether you are just starting out, trying to break out of a weight stall, or simply want more tips or ideas.


Healing Nutrition 2 September 2015

Well-nourished cells from good nutritional health are a plus for healing. Some of the big player nutrients involved in tissue repair and the decreased risk of infection include dietary protein, zinc, vitamins A and C. Good nutrition can give you a fighting advantage for faster healing. A steak with quinoa, broccoli, a glass of milk and cantaloupe for dessert could be just what the doctor ordered.


Breakfast Studies with Advice for Dieters 28 August 2015

Two new studies offer clues about the best breakfast for dieters.


Is snitching sabotaging your weight loss efforts? 25 August 2015

Have you ever wondered why your weight loss efforts are not working? You eat your fruits and vegetables, whole grains, low fat dairy, and don’t eat the skin of your chicken; however, the scale does not seem to budge, and if it does change, it moves in the wrong direction.


20 Tips for Eating in France without Breaking the Calorie Bank 11 August 2015

France is a foodie destination, but that doesn’t mean you can’t control your calorie intake while still enjoying delicious cuisine.


How is BIG working out for you? 24 July 2015

Yes, we are the nation of abundance characterized by big houses, big cars, big trucks, big motorhomes, big televisions, big couches, big farms, big tractors, and big wigs with big money. We also have big burgers, big fries, big steaks, big drinks, big muffins, big candy bars, big potatoes, big melons, big apples, big plates, big bowls…and yes, big people. In many instances, bigger can be better, but in the nutrition world, it often creates a BIG problem. Strategies to downsize your portions are essential for weight management while surrounded by big food.


Are We There Yet? Fun Healthy Snacks While Traveling 21 July 2015

Whether traveling this summer by trains, planes or automobiles, planning ahead with tasty and sensible snacks and beverages can help prevent you from impulsively grabbing expensive and unhealthy snacks at gas stations and airports. After living in Spain for the last year and traveling 12,500 miles by car, flying to the Canary Islands and taking the train to Spanish villages, I would like to share some healthy snacks to pack based on the five food groups.


Tips for Accurate Recipes 7 July 2015

Entering your own recipes will improve the accuracy of your caloric and nutrient totals. It will also allow you to create a comprehensive customized recipe database that includes instructions, photos, and recipe printing. Read this post even if you think you know how to enter recipes!


What to Drink During Your Workouts 2 July 2015

Sport drinks may have a place in your diet if you are engaging in large amounts of exercise. Sport drinks are low enough in calories that when used in the right amounts during exercise will have a minimal effect on weight and may in fact improve weight loss by allowing you to exercise longer and harder.


The Pros and Cons of Summer Diets 30 June 2015

Summer sounds like a slam dunk for dieters: warm weather for outdoor activity and fresh produce. But summer can also present challenges to keep calories under control


Maintain, Don’t Gain while on Vacation 26 June 2015

So, what’s a person to do to prevent weight gain that so often occurs after a vacation? You can try to have a mindset of simple strategies to keep the calories in check while you are having fun. Enjoy those special getaways, and challenge yourself to keep the calories in check and add physical activity. You may be pleasantly surprised that you don’t gain that typical weight during your vacation.


More Than Gazpacho: Spanish Dietitians’ Tips to Losing Weight 23 June 2015

Eating tapas, gazpacho soup, and paella rice dishes and interviewing two Spanish dietitians during my sabbatical in Spain have given me the opportunity to look into the Spanish way of living and bring back new ideas for my weight loss clients in the states.

Even though you have probably heard similar weight loss tips before, knowing that these recommendations cross cultural lines, can help motivate a person to continue to focus daily on simple healthy lifestyle changes rather than on a crash diet which can slow your metabolism and lead to future weight gain.

What do Spanish dietitians recommend to their clients to lose weight? Read this article to find out!


Healthy Rules to Live By 9 June 2015

If you want to get serious about your healthy, there are a few “rules” to consider living by. These go beyond the mantras we utter about self-control, willpower, and dedication. Instead, these are a handful of helpful ways to organize your life and convince yourself every day that what you’re doing is important and, honestly, never-ending.


More Tips for Food Logging 2 June 2015

How accurate is your food log? This post will focus on some common issues that affect food tracking accuracy.

Disclaimer: Please note that we cannot provide personalized advice and that the information provided does not constitute medical advice. If you are seeking medical advice, please visit a medical professional.

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