July 16, 2015

5 Things That Could Be Making You Overeat

We all overeat sometimes, and yes, of course I do too. Being a dietitian doesn’t exclude me from typical human behavior! Some triggers for overeating are obvious, such as being around food that you love, or certain holidays (think Thanksgiving). The following are some overeating triggers that you may not
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June 16, 2015

Calorie Counts and Health Claims; Are They Making Our Restaurant Meals Healthier?

Someone recently told me that they intend to start eating Subway subs again because they’re now going to be made with ‘natural’ ingredients and no artificial flavors or colors. Welcome to the dawn of a new era; one in which nutrition claims try to buy back your dollars at restaurants:
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May 16, 2015

What Is The Perfect Diet? You Might Be Surprised.

Our society is obsessed with perfect. The perfect body, the perfect hair, the perfect spouse. The perfect diet. Even though I’m a food professional, I’m by no means exempt from having wandering thoughts about how I could have ‘the perfect diet’. For example, when I look in the mirror in
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April 8, 2015

Ask Abby: What Should I Feed My Kids?

This instalment of Ask the Dietitian focuses on feeding kids. A few people asked: “What do I feed my kids? It’s all too confusing”; “Are my kids eating enough? They’re not big on meat”; “How do I get my kids to try new foods without them instantly refusing?” Remember that
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January 11, 2015

10 Foods You Should Always Keep in Your Kitchen

This sort of article has been published many times by different dietitians, but I always frown at the amount of processed and canned foods on their lists. Sure, canned chickpeas are great, but what about those other kitchen staples that people may not think about or consider? Here are some
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December 12, 2014

Six Things About Food and Weight You Should Never Say to Anyone

Now that the holidays are almost here, eating season is switching into high gear. Take this under advisement, from someone who now who deals with the fallout of these comments in my practice; some things you should just never say to people. Eating and weight are two topics that you
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