Get advice on healthy eating, nutrition, and weight loss from expert dietitian Tara Gidus.
Nov 20 2009
Planning Thanksgiving Menu
Many of you will be sitting down and planning your Thanksgiving menu and shopping for those yummy treats. Here are some ideas to make things a bit healthier!Turkey: There are so many options out there. If you aren't into cooking the entire bird...
Nov 20 2009
Alcohol Reduce Heart Disease Risk?
I get this question a lot: Isn't drinking some alcohol good for me? What about the antioxidants in red wine?A new study out of Spain published in the medical journal Heart found that indeed alcohol in almost any quantity is associated with nearl...
Nov 13 2009
Raise Your Hand for Chocolate Milk
Some schools have recently eliminated chocolate milk from their school cafeterias. They claim that it is too high in sugar. I understand the concern with the childhood obesity epidemic, but when you look at the research it is obvious that flavor...
Nov 12 2009
Cereal: It's What's for Breakfast!
I am a big cereal eater. My husband eats cereal EVERY morning for breakfast. We love it! My two year old started his cereal eating career with Cheerios. I remember cutting them in half when he was first starting out and now he shoves a fistful...
Nov 10 2009
Does Low Carb Make You Angry?
As if we haven't seen enough bad press for low carb diets, check this out: a study just published in the Archives of Internal Medicine found that dieters who followed a low carb diet for a year were more depressed, angry, and confused than people...
Nov 09 2009
What Can You Get For 100 Calories???
Those 100 calorie snack packs are everywhere! The perception is that "it is only 100 calories." The danger is that even 100 calories extra each day can cause weight gain of 10 pounds in a year!!! Just because it is "only 100 calories" doesn't m...
Nov 06 2009
Powered By Red
The only negative side effect of exercise is that you produce a lot of free radicals and inflammation, especially with intense exercise. The good news is that there are foods that help your body recover from intense exercise.Cherries are one of t...
Nov 04 2009
Nutrition at Your Fingertips
I love, love, love this new book! I always love when Registered Dietitians write books, and I especially love when they are brilliantly written and super informative!Elisa Zied, MS, RD, wrote Nutrition at Your Fingertips (part of the At Your Fing...
Oct 30 2009
Boost Your Immunity
Cold and Flu season is in high gear! Are you doing everything you can do prevent getting sick?Wash your hands regularly. I can't stress this enough. We touch our eyes and noses all day long and any germs on our hands go directly into our body. ...
Oct 28 2009
Obesity and Health Care Costs
With all of the talk of controlling health care costs, studies find that obesity is one of the biggest contributors to obesity. A study by RTI International found that people who are 30 pounds or more overweight cost $147 Billion in medical bills...