Empty Promises Of A Low-Carb Diet

Low carb diets may sound like the fix-all when it comes to your weight, eat less carbs .. gain less weight. When you think of carbs, your first thought probably goes straight to pasta, rice, and bread, am I right? Yes, those are carbs but there is more to carbs than meets the hungry eye….

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Should You Buy Almond Butter or Peanut Butter?

Have you ever wondered the difference between almond butter and peanut butter (besides the obvious truth that they come from different nuts)? Do you ever wonder if you should be buying almond butter vs peanut butter when you drive your grocery cart down the aisle marked for jams, jellies, and jives? The answer you should be…

Is Carb Counting The New Calorie Counting?

  I just wrapped up my first rotation as a Dietetic Intern while I was at the Veteran’s Hospital in Temple, TX. To say I learned a lot would be such an understatement. I was learning from some of the best Registered Dietitians on how to counsel outpatients for weight loss & obesity, diabetes &…

Benefits of Chia Seeds

Ch.. Ch..Ch..Chia.. Seeds?  These black seeds may have more nutrition benefits than just growing fake hair out of terra cotta clay heads and animal figurines. Five years ago, when I first heard about chia seeds, that is exactly what first popped into my mind, the popular chia pets dating back into the 1990’s and early…

Benefits Of Eating More Berries

Ravenous Raspberries Banging Blueberries Sweet Strawberries Bold Blackberries As the summer season comes to a close and the seasonal fruits are shoved off the shelves in the grocery store, I can’t help but shed a small tear when I think about all the summer berries that I might miss out on. I know what you’re…

(I’m) Craving the Coffee

You can tell by this article what has been on my mind recently. I gave up coffee for about 5-6 months and then one day my husband ordered a Starbucks while on a road trip. For about three hours that’s all I could smell. The delicious, rich, soothing smell of coffee. I had to take…

Let’s Get “Figgy” With It

Figs at the Farmers Market This past Saturday, I decided to attend our local farmers market that occurs every weekend here in Downtown Bryan, TX. Why is it that I’ve been living in this city for over three years and I am just now venturing out to these local events? Or rather, why I am…

The Truth About Fruit Juice

    It’s summertime, it’s hot and you want to reach for that cold refreshing soda at the bottom of the ice chest. You suddenly change your mind and gulp down the chilled fruit juice because you think it’s healthier for you and after all, it is swim suit season, right? Is fruit juice really…

What’s the Dealio with the Paleo Diet?

When I think of Paleo, I think of going back to the basics, back to the roots of human society. The nutrition basics that our ancestors lived on where they fished, hunted, and gathered. How could they even dream of fast food drive throughs, microwaves or deep freezers? Life was simple, if they didn’t catch any protein…

Benefits Of The Anti-Inflammatory Diet

Our bodies are constantly fighting off bacteria, microbes, germs, sickness and fatigue. Inflammation is the body’s natural defense when it tries to heal itself after cuts and wounds. When we eat right, our body uses the nutrients we give it to fuel its purpose of warding off unwanted disease states. Unknowingly however, our body undergoes…