Are You Overeating Healthy Food?

Marissa has decided to eat healthier after finding out that her cholesterol and blood pressure are elevated. She is also hoping to lose a few pounds on her new eating plan. Marissa is 5’7″ tall and weighs 155 pounds. Her dietitian advises that she: consume 1,800 calories/day limit her sodium to 1,500 milligrams (mg)/day eat…

12 Tips to Strengthen Your Willpower

The American Psychological Association’s 2011 Stress in America Survey proved that willpower is a major hindrance for most people. Willpower was the top reason (27%) people cited for being unable to make healthy lifestyle changes. A whopping 57% of people said they wanted to lose weight, and 50% wanted to eat healthier. However, fewer than…

The GoLo Diet

What is the diet?  The focus of this diet is on insulin management to support weight loss via supplements, diet, and exercise. The diet is yet another rendition of the low-glycemic diet with the addition of the GOLO Release supplement. Users have the option of accessing online coaches.  Programs that last for 30, 60, or…

Intermittent Fasting

I get asked a lot about intermittent fasting these days, and for good reason – there is a ton of research being done on this subject, and the science is sure to continue evolving for some time. The first step to getting a grasp on the science behind intermittent fasting is to get familiarized with…

Some Ugly Truths About Weight Loss

There are some ugly truths about weight loss that many dietitians and health coaches avoid discussing. I choose to talk about them because I want people to understand why it’s so damn hard to lose weight and to stop immediately blaming themselves when their efforts don’t pay off. I know that this sounds depressing to…

The Pegan Diet – More Problems Than A Simple Misnomer?

What is the Pegan Diet? The Pegan Diet, developed by Dr. Mark Hyman in 2015, is a combination of the meat-laden Paleo diet and the word vegan. It is also a misnomer since the diet is certainly not vegan. Between half and three-quarters of your menu will consist of plants on this diet, but small…

Beyond REM – The Science of Chronobiology

Basics of Chronobiology Chronobiology is the study of time rhythms and how they affect our behavior and functioning. One hundred fifty messenger substances constantly circulate through your body and update your organs about the current environment – your body temperature, blood pressure, etc. There are three primary rhythms of chronobiology: Infradian Rhythms– these are rhythms…

Week Two Menu with Grocery List and Recipes

Have you ever wondered how to plan an appropriate menu for yourself and your family? I recommend looking at the Dietary Guidelines for Americans, which will be revised next year. We could get into a long discussion about the Guidelines and what we agree with and what we disagree with, but I continue to believe…

One Week Healthy Eating Plan with Grocery List and Recipes

Number one request for many dietitians: “Just tell me what to eat.” There are a lot of reasons why this is a no-win situation. I don’t know all of your food likes and dislikes, and even if I did, I can’t say everyone in your house’s food preferences. I don’t necessarily know what your food…