Your Holiday Guide to Good Eating: It’s Time for (a) Toast

Really, your diet just needs to be good enough, not perfect. I have written a lot of nutrition articles over the past 20 years, including some that revolved around staying healthy during the holidays. Many times I’ve written about food … Continue reading

Food Bans Don’t Add up to Health

There’s absolutely no question that eating a balanced diet, and maintaining a healthy weight is good for your health. There’s also no question that there are no guarantees in life. Even if there’s not one more bit of nutrition or … Continue reading

The Gluten Lie: Admitting Uncertainty is Hard

I’ve been writing about fad diets for years. Being “fad-free” has built the framework of my brand. While I’m the first to say that nutrition science has provided as many questions as answers, I’m more certain that promising “cures” or … Continue reading

Dear TV Doctors: Please Stop Making Up Diets

There is a wide body of dietary research that gets reviewed when coming up with the Dietary Guidelines for Americans every five years. The guidelines are based on actual scientific research, and the committee charged with the development of updated … Continue reading

How to Ruin a Date with a Dietitian

My colleague LeahMcGrath recently pitched a question out to a few registered dietitians on Twitter using this hashtag: #5wordstoruinadatewithadietitian Knowing Leah, we all were aware it was a tongue and cheek question and got a kick out of it. While … Continue reading

Don’t be Fooled by Fad Diets this New Year.

If you read my blog here or other articles that I’ve written over the years, or listened to my lectures, you’ll know that I am a pretty reasonable dietitian. Strict diets, or one-size-fits-all meal plans simply don’t work. They sure … Continue reading

Set Yourself Free From Food Rules

A colleague recently pointed out how people are often more worried about what their food is “free” of (sugar-free, antibiotic-free, hormone-free, gluten-free, wheat-free, fat-free), as opposed to the important stuff that the food is providing (protein, antioxidant vitamins, minerals, fiber, … Continue reading

Resolution? Fact-Check and Give up Fad Diet Approaches

In a perfect world, everyone could eat what they want and live forever. But really, who wants to live forever? How about just learning to enjoy all foods, and limit portions of high calorie, high fat, high sugar, high sodium … Continue reading

New Year’s Resolution: Use Common Sense – 7 Easy Tips

There are so many “sources” of information these days. You can search for any type of information on the Internet. What you read is published by all sorts of people. Some are experts (“displaying special skill or knowledge derived from … Continue reading