Are you eliminating snacks and filling up on "calorie-free" foods to be healthier? As a dietitian, I'm always busting popular diet myths to help my clients reach their goals. Fad diets may be popular in the media. But if you're trying to lose weight, you can't beat loading up on fiber-rich fruits and vegetables. Want more foolproof tips for slimming down this spring? In honor of National Nutrition Month, here are a few of my favorites!
We all want to look and feel amazing as we get older. But without access to the elusive fountain of youth, how can we make graceful aging a reality? Our diets play a significant role in how we look and feel with age, per numerous studies. This is one reason why I love including antioxidant- and nutrient-dense foods like berries and eggs to nourish my body and mind as I get older. Wondering what other foods you can eat to feel young?
Going to bed with a rumbling tummy isn't fun, but is a bedtime nosh the right answer? Large meals could lead to bigger problems like acid reflux, but a light snack rich in carbohydrates and protein could be just what the dietitian ordered! I like to keep a few snacks at the ready for nights when bedtime hunger strikes. Wondering what my favorites are to have on hand?
Summer's almost over, but we can still enjoy the last days of grilling. What is YOUR fave food to grill? I grew up in Florida, so I also grew up grilling. And I've taken that grilling with me to the northeast—on warm summer days, I love pairing grilled tofu and polenta with yummy grilled veggies, as well as grilled peaches for dessert (drizzled with reduced balsamic vinegar, of course!).