Tagged: nutrition advice

MyPlate and the History of Food Guides

The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) has presented several Food Guides over the last 70+ years to help consumers create the ideal diet. These guides are visual representations of the nutritional recommendations for that time period. The newest of the USDA Food Guides is called MyPlate. Before we get into what MyPlate is, let’s […]

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Is Carb-Loading Before a Swim Meet a Good Idea?

For all those who participated in high school sports, you are probably familiar with the event called “carb-loading” or a “carbo-cram.” This involves eating large amounts of carbohydrate-rich foods the day prior to a big sporting event. The thought behind this nutrition technique is to maximize energy levels before an endurance competition. Does it really […]

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How Travel Can Make You a Better Parent, Friend, and Person

In the months leading up to a much anticipated “girls trip” to Miami, I prepared how any other 36-year-old mother of two would for travel. Pinterest became my instant go-to between packing lunches and loading the dishwasher; searching for the “best” restaurants, beaches, hotels…you name it. Fast forward to the night before my trip…I was […]

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The Real Life Eating Habits of a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist

My eating habits didn’t start out so great, it wasn’t until a professor of mine called me out on it in college that I started to change my ways. It must have been in my junior year of college when my fellow students and I were asked by our nutrition professor to write down what we […]

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10 Steps to a Healthy and Fit Lifestyle

You’ve been working hard and it’s finally paying off – you’re ready to welcome bikini season with open arms! But just because you’ve reached your fitness goals does not mean it’s time to start going back to old habits. When it comes to health and fitness, one the biggest struggles for most people is racing […]

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7 Reasons You DON’T Need to "Start" on a Monday

Does this sound familiar? You snuck a donut from the office café, then decided to have an extra serving of pasta for dinner, then thought, “It’s okay, I will start eating healthy and working out on Monday!” For some reason many people have this idea that starting a healthy lifestyle should start on a specific […]

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50+ Healthy Meals for Two

Let’s face it, eating out with your significant other is convenient. There’s no grocery shopping, no preparation, and no clean up. Sounds like the perfect scenario, right? Wrong! While some restaurants are starting to adopt “healthier” menu options, most dishes are still loaded with sodium, trans fat, and unwanted calories. Not to mention that giant list of […]

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A Peek Inside a Diabetic’s Kitchen Pantry

3 weeks into the New Year, I am very proud of the progress I have made toward my goals of being the healthiest person that I can be.  I am down 7.5lbs, and I have discovered a new green smoothie recipe that has literally replaced my need for caffeine.  But this year, my journey toward becoming […]

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20 Myths About Nutrition

Mainstream nutrition is full of nonsense. Despite all of the advancements in nutrition science, some myths just don’t die. It’s time to separate the fact from the fiction. Here are 20 nutrition myths and their truths that have been uncovered.

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The Truth About Dietary Myths: Which is better for you, butter or margarine?

The Dietary Guidelines of 2010, recommended that Americans: Consume less than 10% of calories from saturated fats. Replace solid fats with oils when possible. Limit foods that contain synthetic sources of trans fatty acids (such as hydrogenated oils), and keep total trans fatty acid consumption as low as possible. Eat fewer than 300mg of dietary […]

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