What’s the Best Diet for Weight Loss and Health?

I’ve seen a lot of diets come and go and come back again. From Ornish (10% fat, vegetarian) to Atkins (high protein, low carb) to Cabbage Soup and Paleo, been there, done that.You can probably guess the most common question I’ve been asked in my 20 plus years as a Registered Dietitian and Psychologist, “What’s the best diet, Dr. A?”...more

Feel Great this Summer: 7 Body Confidence Tips

The May issue of O, The Oprah Magazine really got my OMG up. A survey of over 4,000 O readers found: 43% of women missed out on going to the pool or beach because they didn’t like their appearance! That’s right 4 out of 10  of us are skipping summer fun, denying ourselves pleasure because of Bad Body Image....more
Ivy LaArtista  Thanks for the encouraging words and for sharing them with your social network. ...more

Jump-start weight loss, boost fat-burning with Dr. Oz's Mega Metabolism Boosters

Calling them "Mega Metabolism Boosters," Dr. Mehmet Oz devoted his show today to blasting fat and jump-starting your weight loss with his newest holistic remedies. From natural diuretics to fat-burning finds, he unveiled the skinny - and we've got the dish here. Dr. Oz is the author of "YOU: On A Diet Revised Edition: The Owner's Manual for Waist Management" (click for details)....more

NOW Foods offers help with achieving your weight loss goals

It's become increasingly challenging to find safe and effective weight loss products.  Recently, we had a chance to try some of NOW Foods offerings.  Our verdict? They're high in quality and can help you achieve your weight loss goals....more

Choosing the right low-carb diet: Atkins, Dukan, Ketogenic and South Beach details

If you've decided to go on a diet and lose weight in 2014, it's time to find the right approach. Researchers increasingly are discovering that low carb diets have significant advantages, including boosting your metabolism and helping you stay full longer. From Atkins to ketogenic to South Beach and beyond, get the skinny on different types.Your options for low carb diets:...more

TV host achieves best body ever on high fat low carb ketogenic Atkins diet

Co-host of Melbourne’s Fox FM breakfast show,  Fifi Box says that she's achieved her best body ever by following the low carb high fat ketogenic Atkins diet, according to Yahoo Lifestyle.Fifi lost 15 kg (about 33 pounds) on the diet. “To be in my late 30s now and to have the best body I’ve ever had, it’s amazing,” says the 37-year-old. “I sorted out my life, and losing weight was an added advantage.” ...more

5 Must-Dos When Losing Weight

Want to rid yourself of those last five pounds? Keep walking, nothing to see here. I’m talking to the ladies who want to lose forty pounds or more. I’ve huffed and puffed down that same road, most of the time with an mp3 player strapped to my arm and thoughts of cake in my head. Three years and nearly 100 pounds later, I want to make the journey a little bit easier for you. Hopefully when you reach your goal, you won’t have snapped in a McDonald’s while eating the umpteenth burger patty on the Atkins diet or yelled at a Wii Fitness program that its mother was a virus-ridden calculator....more
plaidearthworm It was quite unexpected, to say the least.more

Elimination Diets Earn Their Day in the Spotlight

What's become hot in the weight loss world? Eliminating entire food groups. Which makes having a dinner party really, really difficult...but helps some people find solutions that prove how food can be used as medicine....more


I’ve got out of the bed this morning and wondered. “Did it snow!” I felt like a child wanting a snow day so I could stay at home in the bed and do nothing.  But, I’m a mom.  We don’t do those kinda things, right? “Yes! It snowed. No! Still have to go to work.”...more

A Knife is the Best Tool for Weight Loss

Simply taking 30 seconds to cut our food up into several pieces could be the best step towards successful weight loss, according to Doctors at Arizona State University.  These Doctos say their research indicates cutting up our food before eating can help us to ultimatley eat less....more