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BY Rosanne Rust, MS, RDN, LDN ON January 15, 2014
Sugar continues to be in the news, with fructose often blamed as one of the causes of obesity and diabetes. The fact is, research shows that fructose is not responsible for increasing obesity rates, and improvements in health and weight management require a holistic approach using techniques that elicit healthy lifestyle changes like diet and exercise. Following is a summary of three important research studies and one consensus report by scientific authorities published in 2013 on the topic. Continue Reading
BY Carol Sloan, RDN ON December 27, 2013
Diet fads are always in the news, but at the end of the year the latest diet trends can rear their ugly heads as consumers make New Years’ resolutions to find ways to lose weight. Popular diets usually consist of cutting or reducing consumption of carbohydrates in food in the New Year. Carbohydrate intake has been on the radar screen since the 1980s, when all types of carbs were suddenly viewed as the nutrition villain. Continue Reading
BY Rosanne Rust, MS, RDN, LDN ON December 19, 2013
Food and nutrition is always a hot topic, but every year there seem to be new food trends on the horizon. What will be the latest food trends in 2014? Well, there's no telling what late-breaking nutrition news we'll see, but here is my stab at what the new year will bring for diet, nutrition and food trends: Continue Reading
CATEGORIES: Food Trends
BY Ann Dunaway Teh, MS, RDN, LD ON December 16, 2013
The holidays are here and with that come the festivities and friends and family meals. Traditional holiday meals tend to be on the heavy side, generally laden with fat and heavy on the starches. Of course, there are usually plenty of desserts to go around. Continue Reading
CATEGORIES: Holidays, Moderation, Recipes
BY Jessica Fishman Levinson, MS, RDN, CDN ON December 9, 2013
Who better to answer questions about stress eating than a registered dietitian who is an expert in eating disorders?! The following is a great interview with Jessica Setnick, MS, RD, CEDRD, founder of Understanding Nutrition, and the creator of Eating Disorders Boot Camp. She explains and explores how to answer questions like, what is emotional eating, how to stop emotional eating and how to eat healthy in moderation. Continue Reading

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