Tagged: nutrition tip tuesday

The Truth About Dietary Myths: Fitness vs a Good Diet

Do Athletes & Fitness Enthusiasts Need to Monitor Food Intake? As spoken by many an active fitness enthusiast: “Oh, I don’t really worry about what I eat because I work out three times per week, that should take care of it, right?” or, “I can eat anything I want and still expect to lose weight. I […]

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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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The Truth About Dietary Myths: Will soda spark your appetite for sweets?!

“Will drinking soda make you crave more food, especially sugary foods?” It is a question I get asked often; and many people believe it is true. Researchers and others at food research institutes, including those in Madison, Wisconsin, have tried to find that very answer. It is unfortunately, hard to trace as “fact” that soda […]

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The Truth About Dietary Myths: Supplements

If you follow the news, it will not take you long to come across a story about the latest unfolding of the truth about some dietary or nutrition myth, and it always seems to surprise people. Most information, if found in print, is taken as the truth. Yet, obviously this isn’t always the case. We […]

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Comparing Popular American Diets

It seems that Americans are either continuing to have diets that are not the healthiest or they are making concerted efforts to eat as healthy a diet as possible. Thus many people are not only trying to eat organic foods, but are actually trying diets like vegetarian, vegan, gluten free, whole foods, or one of […]

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Healthy New Years Recipe: Hoppin’ John

I would feel remiss if I did not take this opportunity to mention a favorite dish for the New Year, “Hoppin’ John.” It has long been a favorite of the Southern United States and was always prepared at my home as well. No one really talked about it much other than they just expected to […]

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Healthy Egg Quiche Recipe (without the crust)

Many of today’s recipes have had the calories almost cut in half by using new products on the market that are substitutes for eggs, or lower in fat. In addition, safe vegetable sprays are being used just as well as regular oils that also helps in the calorie cutting. This quiche can stand up nicely without all […]

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Healthier Holiday Dessert: Frozen Yogurt Pie Recipe

With all that we have to do over the holidays, it would seem reasonable that we should keep our recipes easy on the preparation. This may include the delicious cookies you have put together and stored in the freezer. But, you may also want to consider an easy-does-it Yogurt Pie in whatever flavor you wish! […]

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Tricks of the Trade for Holiday Eating

All jokes aside, we all have some notions in the back of our minds about how we will “do” with our Holiday eating! Many people suggest that it is just too overwhelming to figure out how to lose weight or at least keep from gaining while attending a slew of parties over the holiday season. […]

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So, Why Do I Do What I Do? Confessions of a Dietitian

Recently I had the fortune of arriving at my Aunt Mary’s house, and found that she had made my favorite Rum Cake for dessert. My mouth watered as the flashbacks of eating that wonderful cake began to return to memory. It was warm, light on the inside, and crunchy on the outside and rich with […]

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