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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

DASH Diet for Dummies® – an interview with the authors Rosanne Rust and Cindy Kleckner

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It’s time for another Neily on Nutrition book series post together with Kristine James, featuring a book co-authored by my colleagues Cindy Kleckner, RDN, LD, FAND and Rosanne Rust, MS, RDN, LDN—DASH Diet for Dummies.

Rosanne is co-author of several books in the John Wiley & Sons For Dummies® series, including DASH Diet for Dummies, Hypertension Cookbook for Dummies, Glycemic Index Cookbook For Dummies®, Calorie Counter Journal for Dummies®, and a chapter about Diet Quality and Sweeteners in the textbook Sucrose, Fructose, High Fructose Corn Syrup, and Health.

Cindy has co-authored What’s Cooking at the Cooper Clinic and contributed nutrition chapters for Dr. Kenneth H. Cooper’s Overcoming Hypertension, Preventing Osteoporosis, and The New Aerobics for Women. She also co-authored (with Rosanne) Hypertension Cookbook for Dummies and developed recipes for the second edition of the Gluten Free Cooking for Dummies®.

Here is Kristine’s interview! Continue reading

The Overworked Person’s Guide to Better Nutrition: Simple Steps YOU Can Take to Eat Well, Reduce Stress, and Improve Your Health.

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It has been awhile since my last post—too long! I’m excited to tell you about a new series you’ll be seeing on Neily on Nutrition. With so many amazing colleagues authoring books—what better way to share than through my blog.

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Kristine James

Together with Kristine James, a dietetic student at Kansas State University, we’ll be featuring books written by registered dietitian nutritionists focused on helping you live a healthier lifestyle.

I first chose registered dietitian nutritionist Jill Weisenberger for Kristine to interview because Jill has not one, but three books. Her third book was recently released 21 Things You Need to Know About Diabetes and Your Heart but it’s actually Jill’s second book I’m most interested in, The Overworked Person’s Guide to Better Nutrition: Simple Steps YOU Can Take to Eat Well, Reduce Stress, and Improve Your Health

Here’s Kristine’s interview! Continue reading

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

7 High Protein Breakfasts to Curb Hunger


(Please note that I have no affiliation with any products mentioned in this post. I write about what I like and use.)

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Have you ever eaten a plain bagel (with nothing on it) and been hungry an hour afterward? Yes? It’s the equivalent of 4-5 pieces of bread (sad, but true) and primarily carbohydrates quickly burned for fuel. But eat half the bagel with a nice slather of peanut butter and it sticks with you longer. Why? It’s a much better combination of nutrients—carbs, protein, and fat.

In my last post I wrote about quick tips for managing weight. One of those was to have protein with each meal—low fat dairy (milk, cottage cheese, Greek yogurt, cheese), egg, chicken, fish, lean red meat, edamame, and soy milk.

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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

Love Starbucks? Know before you go!

Love Starbucks? So do I, but know before you go!

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What prompted this (to see the video of this blog, scroll to bottom or click here) was when a friend said “it would be interesting to do a video on what people consume at Starbucks. Sit there on a busy Saturday afternoon. I bet people don’t know what they’re consuming in terms of calories and fat and sugar”. Continue reading

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