Yogurt 101

Has anyone noticed how many different types of yogurt are in the grocery store nowadays? Even nutrition experts find it confusing.  Yogurt is a great part of a healthy diet.  It’s a good source of calcium, protein and some brands are fortified with vitamin D.  However, if you don’t read the labels, you can be caught eating up to 20g …

What do Deep Fried Cookie Dough Balls and a Salad Have in Common?

  Nowadays, it is inevitable to cross paths with ridiculous (but interesting and sometimes tasty) food choices while trying to maintain a healthy lifestyle. As a Dietitian, I understand that for most of us it is impossible to steer clear of such foods. Which is why it is important to never feel guilty about trying out tasty foods even if …

GROUND BREAKING RESEARCH: Vegetables May Cause Weight Gain!

Recent groundbreaking research has suggested that combinations of certain “unhealthy foods” can reverse their effects and result in quick fat loss. With more research showing that high vegetable consumption can result in weight gain; it comes as no surprise that eliminating some vegetables and replacing them with super food combinations can help with fat loss. Twinkies dipped with Nutella The …

The Dangers of a Low/No Carbohydrates Diet

Most people blame carbohydrates for their current weight situation. Of course when one’s motivation kicks in for weight loss, carbohydrates are usually the first to get cut out. It is important to note that there are good carbohydrates and bad carbohydrates. When a low carbohydrate diet is implemented, the good ones along with the bad are thrown out the window.  …

7 Common Signs and Side Effects of Dehydration Explained

Hydration is one of the most important, yet forgotten, factors of living a healthy life. Our body is roughly 60% water and drinking is important to keep it that way. Severe dehydration is life threatening and hard to achieve if you are living in an area with access to clean water. However, chronic dehydration is a problem that can negatively …