New research say eating fish during pregnancy may BOOST, not impair, development

When I was pregnant, I ate a limited amount of certain fish (like tuna) with mercury in it. I took DHA instead, at the insistence of my mother, who is a Registered Dietician.But a newly released study published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition has the FDA and international agencies revising guidelines related to fish consumption during pregnancy....more

Can these 6 foods make you smarter?

I ran across this article in The Telegraph (UK) called "Brain food: 6 snacks that are good for the mind" (with a subtitle "What can you eat to make you smarter?")http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/science/science-news/11364896/Brain-food...Although I agree with the 6 foods they listed, I have three issues:1. I'm not sure I'd consider salmon to be a snack. (Well, maybe some smoked salmon on a cracker or something.)...more

Setting the table: A primer on nutrition

http://theskinnyandthethickofit.com/2015/01/10/setting-the-table-a-prime......more

No More Starting Over

There is no more starting over - no more starting again - no more I'll start tomorrow...because last night I got 'the call' that brought me to my knees - the call that ripped through my very core - the call that had me crying out to God within the hollow depths of my being.......more

Obese kids' brains light up more than fit kids' brains when consuming sugar

If you ever doubted that sugar is addictive, here are two pieces of evidence:1. Watch this very short video with Deepak Chopra explaining that there are large corporations who hire scientists whose ONLY job is to find ways to make us more addicted to sugar, fat and salt.http://www.sciencedaily.com/videos/642124.htm ...more

How to eat healthier at your next holiday potluck

Potlucks are a fun and convenient party plan, especially for the host.  Less cooking means more time to relax, let loose and spend time with your guests.  But if you’re making an effort to eat healthier in your day to day life, potlucks–whether you’re hosting or not–can pose a few problems....more

Going Nutty for Nut Butters

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How to Follow the 80/20 Rule for Being Healthy

As a fitness professional, it's expected that I follow the rules. I work out almost every day, I rarely take a day off. I hardly ever eat out. I eat clean and commit to my daily Shakeology. Sounds good right? Where are those abs? Come on baby belly, when will you leave me? I still cheat almost daily. I allow myself to have one cookie. Sometimes I eat an extra carb. ...more
calmabrave I have lost 60 lbs. Most of that was because I stopped binging and cheating. If I do ...more

The Pawpaw: Try It, You Might Like It

I have always loved to try new foods.  As a nutritionist, I have learned that this is a rare attribute.I don’t get it.  Whenever I walk through the produce section of a grocery store, I am fascinated by strange looking foods. I regularly get sidetracked by fruits and vegetables that I don’t recognize, and I end up spending ridiculous amounts of money to try strange new things.$6 for a pomelo?...more