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5 03, 2018

Headlines Change, Habits Can Too

By |2019-06-26T13:51:04-04:00March 5th, 2018|DASH Diet/Wellness, Uncategorized, Weight Management|Comments Off on Headlines Change, Habits Can Too

You probably read something in the news everyday about diet or what you should or shouldn't eat. I can understand how frustrating it is to read these headlines every week. One day they proclaim coffee is good for you, the next it isn’t. Sorry - There's No Quick [...]

6 12, 2017

Your Holiday Guide to Good Eating: It’s Time for (a) Toast

By |2019-06-26T13:50:41-04:00December 6th, 2017|DASH Diet/Wellness, Food Facts, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Your Holiday Guide to Good Eating: It’s Time for (a) Toast

Really, your diet just needs to be good enough, not perfect. I have written a lot of nutrition articles over the past 20 years, including some that revolved around staying healthy during the holidays. Many times I've written about food swaps and ways to eat smart at holiday [...]

14 07, 2015

The Gluten Lie: Admitting Uncertainty is Hard

By |2015-07-14T08:00:01-04:00July 14th, 2015|Book Review, DASH Diet/Wellness, Uncategorized|Comments Off on The Gluten Lie: Admitting Uncertainty is Hard

I've been writing about fad diets for years. Being "fad-free" has built the framework of my brand. While I'm the first to say that nutrition science has provided as many questions as answers, I'm more certain that promising "cures" or "quick weight loss" is a red flag that [...]

23 06, 2015

Dear TV Doctors: Please Stop Making Up Diets

By |2015-06-23T16:50:41-04:00June 23rd, 2015|DASH Diet/Wellness, Heart Disease, Just for Fun, Uncategorized, Weight Management|Comments Off on Dear TV Doctors: Please Stop Making Up Diets

image courtesy of vectorolie & freedigitalphotos.net There is a wide body of dietary research that gets reviewed when coming up with the Dietary Guidelines for Americans every five years. The guidelines are based on actual scientific research, and the committee charged with the development of updated [...]

19 01, 2015

How to Ruin a Date with a Dietitian

By |2015-01-19T11:22:10-05:00January 19th, 2015|Just for Fun, Uncategorized|Comments Off on How to Ruin a Date with a Dietitian

My colleague LeahMcGrath recently pitched a question out to a few registered dietitians on Twitter using this hashtag: #5wordstoruinadatewithadietitian Knowing Leah, we all were aware it was a tongue and cheek question and got a kick out of it. While we didn't quite follow the 5 words rule, [...]

30 12, 2014

Don’t be Fooled by Fad Diets this New Year.

By |2014-12-30T07:00:23-05:00December 30th, 2014|Heart Disease, Uncategorized, Weight Management|Comments Off on Don’t be Fooled by Fad Diets this New Year.

freedigitalphotos.net If you read my blog here or other articles that I've written over the years, or listened to my lectures, you'll know that I am a pretty reasonable dietitian. Strict diets, or one-size-fits-all meal plans simply don't work. They sure wouldn't work for me, and [...]