Get advice on healthy eating, nutrition, and weight loss from expert dietitian Tara Gidus.
Feb 25 2009
Lent Begins: Get Creative With Meat Substitutes
Ash Wednesday is the marker of the beginning of Lent for many religions around the world. For many, that means giving up certain things like sweets, soft drinks, watching TV, etc. For Catholics, it means giving up meat on Fridays. Orthodox Chri...
Feb 20 2009
Running vs Walking: More Calorie Burn
If you have not already read it, please read my post yesterday about the question I often get, "Do you burn more calories if you run a mile vs walking a mile?" The answer is yes, you do burn more calories running.Why?It is more difficult to run t...
Feb 20 2009
Which Burns More? Walking or Running A Mile?
"Do you burn more calories if you walk or run a mile?" Same distance, different pace. I get asked this question quite often, so I have taken a considerable amount of time to figure it out. It seems as if the answer would be that you burn the sa...
Feb 18 2009
Heart Healthy Snacks
It is still Heart Health Month, so I have more heart healthy ideas for you. Snacking is always tough to find tasty, healthy ideas. Here are my top heart healthy snacks:Raisins: New research in the journal Metabolism: Clinical and Experimental ...
Feb 16 2009
3 Hours of Running....No sports drink?
My husband Stephen is a marathon runner and has been for several years. He is usually very good about his nutrition before, during, and after runs, but yesterday it all fell apart.He met his friend to run 18 miles, which is not unusual for a long...
Feb 13 2009
Body By Milk: Get Fit By Finals
I am in Phoenix right now for the NBA Allstar events. What an experience! I have been a part of a new campaign called Get Fit By Finals that the NBA, WNBA, and Body By Milk campaign (you know, the milk mustache people) have put together. They c...
Feb 10 2009
Drinking Lots of Soda Boosts Kidney Disease Risk
I read an interesting study today published in PLoS ONE, a journal published by the Public Library of Science. The study found that women who drink two or more cans of soda per day are nearly twice as likely to show early signs of kidney disease ...
Feb 05 2009
Soy for Heart Health
This is the third of three posts on heart health because it is National Heart Month and heart disease is the #1 killer of men and women in this country! Check out the first post on risk factors for heart disease and the second post on how to decr...
Feb 04 2009
Strengthen Your Ticker
February is National Heart Month, and if you haven't already please read my previous post on major risk factors for heart disease.So now that you know what increases risk, let's focus on what decreases risk of heart disease.Exercise Every Day: Ex...
Feb 02 2009
Keep Your Heart Healthy
I think it is because Valentine's Day is in February that the month is associated with hearts. February is National Heart Month, so I thought it fitting for my first post in February to be about how to keep your heart healthy.Heart disease is the...