Get advice on healthy eating, nutrition, and weight loss from expert dietitian Tara Gidus.
Feb 04 2010
5 Steps to Lower Cancer Risk
Today (February 4, 2010) is designated World Cancer Day to create awareness around cancer and how to prevent it. Over 12 Million people get diagnosed yearly around the world and 7.6 Million die from cancer. Cancer is responsible for 1 in every 8 ...
Feb 03 2010
Big Game Eats: Snack Ideas for Game Day
Planning your Big Game buffet? Here are some ideas:Chips and dipChips and dip are a must. Everyone wants to crunch and dip at any party. Chips are not bad--many chips are made with just three ingredients (corn or potato, oil, and a little bit of s...
Feb 02 2010
Wear Red Friday, Feb 5
February is American Heart Month and Friday, February 5, 2010 is the official National Wear Red Day designated by the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute. Did you know that heart disease is the number one killer of women AND men in this cou...
Jan 28 2010
New York City Proposes Soda Tax
I blogged yesterday about how New York City is leading the country by legislating changes in restaurants and food companies to improve the health of it's citizens. They have banned trans fat, required calories to be listed on menus, started adver...
Jan 26 2010
Is BMI an Accurate Gauge of Obesity?
I read an interesting article in the Wall Street Journal today about a study out of the Mayo Clinic published in the European Heart Journal suggesting that even "normal weight" people can be fat which carries health risk.The study found that peopl...
Jan 25 2010
Bacon and Eggs Good for the Brain?
I ran across this story the other day about bacon and eggs boosting brain power in baby mice if the pregnant mice were fed a certain nutrient found in bacon and eggs. Hmmm....as if pregnant women aren't already confused enough. Should they be ea...
Jan 21 2010
Satisfying Snack Ideas
I am always looking for foods that actually satisfy me and keep me full for a longer period of time. Sugar and white flour taste great but don't do much for lasting energy and satisfaction. They are used up as quickly as they enter my body. I h...
Jan 14 2010
Book Review: "Stop and Go Fast Food Nutrition Guide"
I have written several times recently about how to eat better on the road and I just found another great resource. I was at a friend's house and saw this book sitting on their counter and picked it up. It is called the Stop and Go Fast Food Nutr...
Jan 14 2010
5 Healthy Snack Ideas: Are Popchips Really Healthy?
Now that we are a few weeks into the New Year, I thought you may need a few new ideas for snacks. You are probably sick of your resolution to eat healthy and want some tasty alternatives to munch on. Here are a few of my favorite snacks that tid...
Jan 12 2010
Are Food Labels Accurate?
I am a firm believer that if you keep track of your calories it will help you lose weight. Numerous studies show that when someone tracks their calories they lose more weight, and some estimate that you can even lose twice as much weight if y...