Tag Archives: weight

Alcohol, Nutrition, and Underage Drinking: How Alcohol Affects Your Body’s Metabolic Processes

“Wrong is wrong, even if everyone is doing it. Right is right, even if no one is doing it.” Underage drinking is becoming prevalent in today’s society, even though it is a huge safety risk due to lack of knowledge, control, and overall the effects it has on the way the body absorbs nutrients. To […]

The Quick Fix is ALWAYS Too Good to Be True

If an advertisement claims something that sounds too good to be true, chances are, it is. Typically, when you hear of a new weight loss craze, the cycle goes something like pictured below:   Diet programs, meal replacements, weight loss products, fat burners, magic pills, and shakes…weight loss fads are all around us. It is […]

Make Your New Year’s Resolutions Come to Life!

Each year upon entering the gym from Thanksgiving through December, the gym appears to be a ghost town. You can get there at the peak hour, and still have 20 machines available for you to use. You feel the world is at your fingertips. Fast forward to January 2nd, 2017…and you can’t even find a […]

Organic vs. Inorganic Foods…Marketing Scam? Or Does it Impact Our Health?

I am often asked as a dietitian, do you feel organic foods are more beneficial? Is it worth spending the extra money on foods that contain non-GMOs, no artificial sweeteners, and are grown organically? What does organic on a food label even signify? Within this article, I will outline the facts on what the term […]

Keep Your Labor Day Weekend Healthy!

Labor Day Weekend. The weekend that students dread as the summer completes itself.  Labor day weekend signals our last “hoorah” enjoying pool parties, barbecues, days at the beach, and summer festivities until we start seeing school buses on our route to work once more. Labor Day weekend can be considered a time of celebration or […]

Easy Healthy Behaviors That You Could Have Been Doing Yesterday!

Wouldn’t you love to form a healthier lifestyle with little to no effort? Are you someone who thinks that feeling hungry means you are on the verge of shedding those troublesome extra few pounds? Can you relate to not having the time OR money to purchase and create healthy dishes? If one of the above descriptions sound […]

Can Reducing Calorie Intake Prevent You From Losing Weight?

Common sense indicates the less we eat, the fewer calories we consume, the less we weigh, right?  Absolutely not. Eating too few calories can prevent you from losing weight. Not consuming enough calories can slow down your metabolism and lead your body to store any food that comes your way in order to survive. “When […]

How are you feeling? Hunger is both Physical and Mental

What you feel may have a larger impact on your food choices than you think. Knowledge is power. Knowing what foods may contribute to a healthy lifestyle is very important when it comes to weight management. Yes, you probably already know the basics to a healthy lifestyle.  Consuming a diet filled with vegetables, fruits, lean […]

May the Fourth Be With You: Tips for Enjoying the Day in a Healthy Way!

Holidays are a time to celebrate with friends, family, and loved ones.  Activities, events, picnics, barbecues, parades, and summer-time fun is just a few days away.  July 4th is a day of festivities; who doesn’t want to be full of energy until the very last fire work closes off the night? How do we keep […]

Red Wine and Heart Health

A glass of wine is equivalent to one hour at the gym!? Not so fast.  Results from a 12-week  research study carried out by Jason Dyck and his team at the University of Alberta in Canada has some of us clinking our happy hour wine glasses in celebration. This study demonstrated that a natural compound found […]