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9 sugar sources in a healthy cereal?

Grocery shopping has its challenges—especially when faced with product marketing intended to help, but does it really?

I created a videosugar cereal free from 101 artificial_neily after seeing a package of cereal that looked so healthy because it was free from 101 artificial preservatives & ingredients. Thrilled at first, I looked further and then saw the Nutrition Fact panel and ingredient list. Not so thrilled. Continue reading

Eat Out, Eat Well – The Guide to Eating Healthy in Any Restaurant – An Interview with Author Hope Warshaw

Greetings! We’re back for another Neily on Nutrition book series post together with Kristine James, featuring a book authored by my colleague Hope Warshaw, MMSc, RD, CDE, Eat Out, Eat Well – The Guide to Eating Healthy in Any Restaurant.

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Hope has authored many books including Diabetes Meal Planning Made Easy, Complete Guide to Carb Counting: How to Take the Mystery Out of Carb Counting and Improve Your Blood Glucose Control, as well as a few books for her colleagues including Practical Carbohydrate Counting: A How-to-Teach Guide for Health Professionals.
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Why I love peanut butter (and you should too!)

Who doesn’t love peanut butter? I do! So much so that years ago my mom doctored up this Baby Blues cartoon and sent it to me. She used to hide it when I went to visit. (Honestly? I think she still does but claims she just ran out of it.) Yes, I love it that much.

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Peanut butter. It’s so, so good. And so good for you! In fact, it has a whole day devoted to it—there is a National Peanut Butter Day celebrated every January.  Continue reading

One reason you hit a weight loss plateau!

Hit a weight loss plateau? I get that. It happens.

Years ago when I worked at Cooper Clinic I acquired a client when another staff dietitian left. The client had great success losing about 60 pounds in less than a year—just over one pound per week which was fabulous weight loss! But she had hit a plateau and her weight had not budged for several months. Continue reading

WHY it’s so important to read Nutrition Fact food label

This is a transcription of Neily on Nutrition’s YouTube video posted last June. To watch the video click here or scroll to the end of this post.

WHY it’s so important to read food labels

I was at one of those big box technology stores not long ago standing in line. There were just rows and rows of point of purchase items that are meant for you to buy them, impulse buys. While I was awaiting my turn I noticed this gentleman in front of me—looked like he was with his daughter. He  probably had no intention of buying but he did—this energy mix, that was just there among many other things. He picked up one of the healthier things there. I could just imagine he might have driven home with his daughter, opened it up and had a few handfuls. Continue reading

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