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Your Guide to a Not-So-Spooky Halloween

Your Guide to a Not-So-Spooky Halloween

Here’s a spooky fact for you: kids would have to play for two days straight to burn off the average number of calories from candy they consume on Halloween (Business Insider, 2019). That pillowcase full of candy is looking way heavier now, isn’t it? But before you...

Protein

Protein

I have a question for you: how do you feel protein? Typically, people fall into one of two categories here. Half of us are skeptics and half of us are super-fans. The half that are skeptics might be afraid that it will bulk them up, that their system can't process it,...

Why Talking to Someone about Your Nutrition Matters

Why Talking to Someone about Your Nutrition Matters

Why Talking to Someone about Your Nutrition Matters. Have you ever thought about seeing a Registered Dietitian or Health Educator but shied away? I get it, I have too. In college I battled digestive issues triggered by food sensitivities. Instead of going to see a...

Stress and the impact on your health

Stress and the impact on your health

Stress can impact your health! Tell me if you’ve heard this before: “stopping stressing so much, it’s bad for your health!” If you’re like me, hearing that only stresses you further. Then I stress about being stressed. I begin to wonder if I’ve already stressed myself...

The Skinny on Dietary Fat

The Skinny on Dietary Fat

Ok here is the skinny on dietary fat it had one of the greatest comebacks of all time in diet culture. If you were around in the 1990s and early 2000s, you likely remember the onslaught of fat-free and low-fat diet products. From frozen meals to snack bars to ice...

Macronutrients

Macronutrients

Let’s get back to the basics of nutrition: macronutrients. Macronutrients, aka “macros,” are a fundamental part of how we understand what we eat. Unfortunately, the dieting and fitness community often misunderstands them. People love to talk about counting macros or...

Why Diets Don’t Work!

Why Diets Don’t Work!

Tell me if you’ve been here before: You go on a calorie-cutting, super strict diet and finally lose those stubborn pounds. However, a few months later you step on the scale only to find you’ve gained all the weight and more back. You knew a few more sweet treats and...

Eat Your (Fiber) Wheaties

Eat Your (Fiber) Wheaties

While gearing up for big soccer games as a kid, my parents always made sure I had a great breakfast (thanks, mom and dad). Little did they know that their advice to “eat my Wheaties” was actually good nutrition advice as well. The “Wheaties” I’m referring to in this...

A Dietitian’s Guide to Fad Diets

A Dietitian’s Guide to Fad Diets

Perhaps the question that dietitians get asked the most frequently is: "What do you think about the *insert fad diet here* diet?" As an RD, I typically do my best to change the subject because I’ve learned my lesson. (Like the time I gave my hairstylist my very...

Sugar in Sauces

Sugar in Sauces

It seems that each decade brings with it a new idea about what’s behind the obesity epidemic, chronic disease, and overall suboptimal health. As we’ve migrated from the low-fat craze of the 90s and early 2000s, sugar has become public enemy number one in recent years....

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