Apr 19 2017
The snack industry is a vast one. I mean, just go into your grocery store, how many aisles are dedicated to snacks (chip aisle, candy aisle, cookie aisle, bakery aisle, etc)? Science however says there is conflicting evidence on the benefits of snacking. Yes, it can help in controlling appetite but at the same time, when […]
Apr 03 2017
If you’ve been following my social media accounts, you know I have been non-stop with making the Ikarian longevity stew. I had half of a fennel bulb leftover from the Ikarian stew recipe and needed to find a way to incorporate it into another dish. Fennel is a tough cruciferous vegetable so it didn’t spoil easily […]
Mar 12 2017
In honor of National Nutrition Month, I asked dietitians across the country why it’s personally important for them to eat healthy. “Healthy” eating comes in many different forms and I can tell you FOR SURE that not every dietitian eats the same. That’s right! We don’t all eat kale salads and green smoothies. The reason […]
Mar 06 2017
So is a plant-based diet something like a vegetarian or vegan diet? Let me tell you.
A Vegetarian diet may include dairy, eggs, and sometimes fish.
A Vegan diet strictly eliminates any animal by-products including eggs, dairy and even honey (since it comes from bees, an animal).
A Plant-based diet is rich in fruits, vegetables, legumes, grains, nuts, and […]
Jun 09 2016
Lack of sleep = weight gain over time It has been observed that more sleep can contribute to weight loss and less sleep contributes to weight gain. A NHANES study of 68,183 women over 16 years showed that women who had longer duration of sleep gained less weight over time (see figure 1 below). Various studies show that […]
May 07 2016
Protein has gained a lot of attention in recent years especially within the fitness community. People believe that a high protein diet can help build muscle. Is it just a fad or can a high protein diet really boost muscle growth? The truth is, your body can only utilize 20-25 g of protein at one […]
May 02 2016