Can Too Much Protein Be Harmful?

Can Too Much Protein Be Harmful?

The average American consumes about 100 grams of protein a day, which is much higher than actually required by the body –  55-65 grams per day if you weigh 150 lbs. Could excess consumption of protein be deleterious to one’s … Continue reading

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I Don’t vs. I Can’t – How Framing Shapes Diet Success

I Don’t vs. I Can’t – How Framing Shapes Diet Success

Words are powerful, especially the words we tell ourselves. Changing the language you use to describe your food choices can have a substantial impact on your diet success. In a study published by researchers at the University of Houston’s C. T. … Continue reading

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How Many Meals Should I Eat In a Day?

How Many Meals Should I Eat In a Day?

Most people will answer 3 meals and 2 snacks. But is this the right approach? To answer, we must go back in time and realize that, from an evolutionary perspective, the daily construct of 3 square meals is a rather … Continue reading

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This is How Cheat Days Ruin Your Diet

This is How Cheat Days Ruin Your Diet

The concept of “cheat days” has been around from the day dieting was invented. Most dietitians and health coaches see a cheat day as a helpful tool to aid their clients “blow off steam” in an otherwise restrictive diet. The … Continue reading

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How Words Shape Our Success (or Failure) in Weight Loss

How Words Shape Our Success (or Failure) in Weight Loss

When it comes to leading a healthy lifestyle and losing weight, psychology plays an important role. The way we relate to specific foods or to ourselves with respect to food can sometimes be painful and even harmful. On this matter, … Continue reading

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7 Days of Clean Eating: Recipes from Culinary Nutritionists (Day 1)

7 Days of Clean Eating: Recipes from Culinary Nutritionists (Day 1)

This is a guest post by Jackie Topol, MS, RD, CDN The #1 New Year’s resolution according to a recent study published in the Journal of Clinical Psychology is to lose weight.  So many of us start off with the … Continue reading

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Weight Loss: 6 Reasons Women Have it Harder than Men

Weight Loss: 6 Reasons Women Have it Harder than Men

We’ve had this hunch for years. Women have a harder time losing weight than men do. Now, a great piece in the Washington Post explains why: 1. Men, in general, have a higher muscle to fat ratio compared to women. … Continue reading

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The Greek Yogurt Kitchen

The Greek Yogurt Kitchen

Toby Amidor is a registered dietitian that loves her Greek yogurt so much that she dedicated an entire book of recipes to this Mediterranean wonder. Her new cookbook, The Greek Yogurt Kitchen, is out today. We asked Toby for a … Continue reading

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The Diet Fix: Live the Healthiest Life that YOU can Enjoy

The Diet Fix: Live the Healthiest Life that YOU can Enjoy

Three months into 2014, and most people’s New Year’s Resolutions are but a distant memory. Diets that started with great fanfare on January 1st, have withered and died along the wayside. What is it about weight loss that makes 95% … Continue reading

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Is It Time for the Biggest Loser to Disappear?

Is It Time for the Biggest Loser to Disappear?

The web is buzzing with conversation following the final episode of “The Biggest Loser”. The season ended with a jaw-dropping win by Rachel Fredrickson, who shed 60% of her body weight. The young contestant is a former competitive swimmer and … Continue reading

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