Category Archives: diets

Who’s Your Sugar, Baby?

Most Americans eat the equivalent of 22 teaspoons, approximately 350 calories, of sugar a day.  For those who are trying to lose weight or must watch their blood sugar as with diabetes, too much sugar can be a problem.  As I mentioned last week, there is a LOT of research out there regarding the Pros […]

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AS SWEET AS SUGAR

No getting around it, we Americans have a sweet tooth. Most of us eat the equivalent of 22 teaspoons, approximately 350 calories, of sugar a day.  For those who are trying to lose weight or must watch their blood sugar as with diabetes, too much sugar can be a problem.  Artificial sweeteners are consumed daily […]

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Unsung Nutritional Superheroes

Last week you learned a few tips to keep you healthy and whole this winter season.  Today, the topic is on the tiny unsung heroes that aid in immunity, health support, and disease prevention:  Minerals.  A few of the many things minerals do, are help maintain water balance, aid in hemoglobin (blood) synthesis, regulate nerve […]

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Give Me Something I Can Count On!

I know it’s long overdue, but the Doc had to follow the instructions of her own Doc!  But now, let’s look at the improvements to our new label (new label on the right).  The current Nutrition Facts label is more than 20 years old, and to make sure consumers have access to more recent and […]

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NUTRITION FACTS LABELS

As mentioned last week, what we need to focus on is a true change towards healthy eating for a lifetime, versus quick weight loss schemes that may harm us more than help us.  When thinking of changing your lifestyle toward a healthy, sustainable diet, one thing we all should learn to do is properly read […]

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The Wrap on the Fads

Over the past four weeks, we have discovered that a fad diet is a diet that makes promises of weight loss or other health advantages such as fat loss and a longer life, but in many cases offer an unbalanced nutrition profile.  Fad diets are often restricted to certain foods and may work for a short while, […]

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Healthy Eating

Healthy eating is simple, according to Marion Nestle, who expresses the mainstream view of healthy eating: “The basic principles of good diets are so simple that I can summarize them in just ten words: eat less, move more, eat lots of fruits and vegetables. For additional clarification, a five-word modifier helps: go easy on junk foods.  Follow these […]

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The Problem Is…

The weight often comes back. Most fad diets promote a “quick fix” and don’t teach healthy eating plans. They tend to be restrictive, boring, and difficult to follow over the long term. Once the weight is lost, a dieter often returns to old eating patterns and habits, causing him or her to regain the weight […]

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Fad Diets

For the next four weeks we will delve into the world of fad diets, what they really are and what they really do for you.  We’ll discuss a few of these diets from a nutritional aspect.  As our readers have suggested, two types we’ll discuss are low carbohydrate/high protein diets and the soup diet.  But […]

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