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13 11, 2017

Fancy Junk: Tricking You into Healthier

By |2019-06-26T13:50:46-04:00November 13th, 2017|DASH Diet/Wellness, Food Facts, Uncategorized, Weight Management|Comments Off on Fancy Junk: Tricking You into Healthier

I really don't enjoy grocery shopping anymore. In part, it's the routine of it, but also the frustration of finding items I need while being overwhelmed by seeing so many choices in the grocery isles. Some of the extra choices are a good thing but others really aren't. [...]

18 08, 2016

Bad Moms Go Back to School

By |2019-06-26T13:54:06-04:00August 18th, 2016|DASH Diet/Wellness, Just for Fun, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Bad Moms Go Back to School

Usually I post about food and nutrition science, but this week's post is a bit more philosophical. It concludes with some simple tips for back to school nutrition and wellness, so feel free to skip ahead... As a mother of 3 sons who are teenagers and beyond, I [...]

8 06, 2016

Super-sized or Super-mindless?

By |2019-06-26T13:54:20-04:00June 8th, 2016|DASH Diet/Wellness, Uncategorized, Weight Management|Comments Off on Super-sized or Super-mindless?

I've been a dietitian for a long time. I've seen sick patients, well patients, patients with diabetes, heart disease, high triglycerides, high blood pressure, kidney disease, obese patients, and patients with eating disorders. Genetics and physiology play a role in the development of some disease, but lifestyle and [...]

19 03, 2014

10 Tips for Healthy Eating – For Your Body and Mind

By |2014-03-19T10:57:19-04:00March 19th, 2014|Uncategorized, Weight Management|Comments Off on 10 Tips for Healthy Eating – For Your Body and Mind

You probably read a lot about what's healthy to eat, or what's not. But I contend that eating habits and behaviors associated with food (healthy food or junk food) are more important than hyper-focusing on exactly which healthy foods to eat (don't get me wrong - including healthy [...]

20 03, 2013

Shop Smart: The Lure of Junk Food

By |2013-03-20T10:00:32-04:00March 20th, 2013|Food Facts, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Shop Smart: The Lure of Junk Food

I just read "The Extraordinary Science of Junk Food" by Michael Moss in the NY Times recently. It certainly was a thought-provoking read (and fairly long, so allow yourself some time). It addresses not only the profit-seeking aspect of junk food companies, but also the company's goals to [...]

20 02, 2013

The Maze of Natural Snacks

By |2013-02-20T10:00:03-05:00February 20th, 2013|Food Facts, Uncategorized, Weight Management|1 Comment

"All natural". What does that mean to you? For a few years now, food manufacturers like to use the word "natural" on product labels since consumers seem to gravitate toward it. Defining what's natural is important, as is understanding that "natural" products can intermingle with some "not-as-natural" products. [...]