Weight Loss Dietitian Blog


Doing More Harm than Good with Our Healthy Lifestyle? 27 February 2015

You’ve committed yourself to living a healthier lifestyle. You get to the gym early and go through your routine. You eat your vegetables and drink your water. But somehow the scale seems to be moving in the wrong direction. Why is that?


Restaurant Menu Calorie Counts: An Expert Q&A 24 February 2015

Restaurants with 20 or more locations must start posting calories on the menu by December. This isn’t as simple as it sounds. One expert explains some key issues.


Vitamin C: Enough is Enough 18 February 2015

Vitamin C is an essential nutrient that the human body does not produce nor store, so we have to ingest Vitamin C regularly. Controversy exists about vitamin C’s role with the common cold and some researchers think that mild vitamin C deficiency may be more common than you think. As is the case with most nutrients, it is best to get enough vitamin C, but not in excessive amounts.


Some Like it Hot: ‘Spice’ Up Your Weight Loss 17 February 2015

Valentine’s Day is a holiday for spicing up things in our lives. Well, we can actually ‘spice’ up our efforts with weight loss, thanks to a new study that is linking chili peppers with obesity-fighting benefits.


Why Warm Up with Tea this Winter 10 February 2015

A cup of tea or a cup of infusion? Warming up with a cup of hot tea not only soothes the soul, but also when used to replace a sugary beverage can decrease calories and help you lose weight. Drink tea often to keep your antioxidant levels high throughout the day.


Coffee Can Help Lower Your Risk of Diabetes 3 February 2015

Coffee lovers rejoice! A recent study showed that both caffeinated and decaffeinated coffee consumption is associated with a lower risk of developing diabetes.


Genetic Testing for the Ideal Diet? 27 January 2015

Genetic testing companies promise personalized advice on your ideal weight loss diet. Is our scientific understanding of the gene-diet-weight interaction really that advanced?


Fish Oil: Fish tale or not? 20 January 2015

More than 5,000 studies have been published examining the beneficial effects of omega-3 fatty acids. Omega-3 fatty acids have been studied in many areas of medicine, from heart disease to brain health. The American Heart Association (AHA) recommends eating fish, especially fatty fish, twice a week, and most health experts recommend individuals get 250-500 mg of omega-3s per day.


4 Things You Did Not Know About Olive Oil 13 January 2015

What country produces the most olive oil? The answer may surprise you. Should I add olive oil to my smoothie? Enjoy this article sharing four morsels I learned while recently touring an olive orchard and cooperative processing plant during the winter harvesting season in sunny southern Spain.


Be Nice: It Will Help Others Lose Weight 9 January 2015

Being nice is something we were taught as kids, but being nice can actually help our family and our friends be healthy. Here’s why.


Getting Started with Weight Loss in the New Year 6 January 2015

You CAN lose weight. I don’t care if you have lost and regained weight a hundred times before, you can lose weight and keep it off this year. The most important factor in reaching your goal is to stick with a realistic plan.


Time for 2015 New Year’s Diet Resolutions 23 December 2014

If you’re going to make diet or weight loss resolutions for 2015, set realistic goals to make success more likely.


Do You Like to Workout, but Love to Eat? Change that Around 19 December 2014

Exercise should be loved a little more than eating if you want to change your DNA for a healthier lifestyle. Here’s why.


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.

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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