D.I.E.T- The Myths vs The Facts

DIET, the word itself says DIE   How many of you have ever tried implementing a diet in the last 10 years? I will admit, the diet companies and corporations make the diet lifestyle look so promising. They show pictures and videos of all these happy “fit” people talking about how much weight they lost….

Nutrition Labels Defined

How many of us look at the nutrition label before we buy a food product in the grocery store?   If you answered YES to that question, sadly you’re in the minority How about when you look around the grocery store, do you see others looking at the ingredient list or nutrition facts on the…

How To Grocery Shop Like A Dietitian

The Terrors of Grocery Shopping   Often times people get frustrated when going to the grocery store, they don’t know where to start. They might even make a list of what they need but come out with more than they expected. This can quickly increase your grocery bill, sometimes spending $50-100 more than you needed to….

The Sugar Scoop

Natural Sugars: Fructose, Glucose, Galactose, Sucrose, Lactose, Maltose   There are so many types of sugar out there, how are we supposed to know which one is better for us? What determines a natural sugar versus a chemically engineered sugar? In order to answer your questions about sugar, we have to start from the beginning. Sugars…

Organics- The Topic of Discussion

What The Label (Says) The term “organic” can be confusing for some, especially when companies start adding labels such as “Organic” or “100% Organic” or even “Made with organic ingredients.” Do all of these mean something different? Why not just slap a sticker on the product in the supermarket and say “organic” and be done with…

The Fuss About Processed Foods

When you hear the word “PROCESSED,” what jumps to your mind? Do you think all processed foods are created equal and therefore, equally bad? What does processed even mean? PROCESSED is a term that is given to a food that has, in some shape or form been handled before reaching the consumer. This can be in…

VITAMINS- How Much Is Too Much?

Understanding Your Vitamins Vitamins are always a topic of discussion and confusion. I get asked the question, “How many vitamins should I take?”and “How much is too much?” and “What brand of vitamins are the best?” Because I am to be a Registered Dietitian I can tell you right now, the best way to get your vitamins…

The ABC Blocks of Nutrition- FATS Underestimated

The ABC Blocks of Nutrition- FATS Underestimated Carbs, Protein and Fat.. We’ve heard these concepts before but what do they mean? What makes a carbohydrate a carbohydrate, a protein a protein and a fat a fat? Are all carbohydrates created equal? Are all fats bad for you? How does a vegetarian get their protein without meat? But first, the…

The ABC Blocks of Nutrition- PROTEINS for the Win!

The ABC blocks of nutrition- PROTEINS for the win! Carbs, Protein and Fat.. We’ve heard these concepts before but what do they mean? What makes a carbohydrate a carbohydrate, a protein a protein and a fat a fat? Are all carbohydrates created equal? Are all fats bad for you? How does a vegetarian get their…

The ABC Blocks of Nutrition- CARBS Unleashed

The ABC’s of Nutrition Carbs, Protein and Fat.. We’ve heard these concepts before but what do they mean? What makes a carbohydrate a carbohydrate, a protein a protein, and a fat a fat? Are all carbohydrates created equal? Are all fats bad for you? How does a vegetarian get their protein without meat? I am…