Category: Nutrition

May 13, 2013

Get the Most out of your Produce with Smart Food Storage

Tis’ the season for farmer’s markets, community picnics, sunshine, and plentiful seasonal produce! Let’s look at a few rules and guidelines for maintaining the shelf life and quality of your seasonal bounty:

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Salt-free spices

March 12, 2013

Shaking that salt right out of your diet

Ready to put down the saltshaker? You can cook delicious and nutritious meals with less salt! The trick is using a variety of herbs and seasonings to kick up the flavor. Try these tips: Add fresh or dried herbs. For starters, try basil, oregano, thyme, chives, parsley, sage, mint or ginger. Rosemary pairs nicely with…

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Food journal

October 15, 2012

The Benefits of Keeping a Food Journal

Post by Angie Perrou - There is no question that what you eat is crucial to weight loss. You may not want, or even need, to count calories. But even if you take a diet pill, you can’t lose weight without paying attention to what you eat. Dietitians are fond of pointing out that losing weight is a simple matter of using up more calories than you take in. “Simple” it may be, but it isn’t easy, as too many of us know! For best results, of course, you need to work on both sides of the equation...

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Ken diet

June 13, 2012

Stop These Crazy Diets Already!

Seriously? That was the first word that came to mind when I heard about the Ketogenic Diet craze. Aka: Rapid weight loss through placement of a nasogastric feeding tube. As dietitians, we’re often asked to rate the latest and greatest fad diet. We usually try to present the pros and cons to our clients and help them make informed decisions about their weight loss plan.

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100 Calorie Snack Foods

March 28, 2012

Meh…it’s just 100 calories

I get a a lot of questions, especially this time of year, about my thoughts on certain "extreme diets"-- high protein/ low carb, liquid diets, hormone injections, appetite suppressants, juicing, etc. My answer is generally: "I'm sure you'll lose a lot of weight quickly, but you'll gain it all back when you get tired of it." (And mark my words, you will get tired of it.)

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The Produce Box

March 26, 2012

Fresh, Frozen or Canned. What About Boxed?

As a dietitian, you would think that I buy new and different fruits and vegetables every time I go grocery shopping. Nope. Like everyone else, I am comfortable with my routine. I have the same handful of favorites on our weekly menu...

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October 25, 2011

Study: Obesity limits effectiveness of flu vaccines

People carrying extra pounds may need extra protection from influenza. New research from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill shows that obesity may make annual flu shots less effective.

Nutrition, Studies, Treatment, Wellness

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