It’s a new year, new decade. Of course we’re bombarded with all sorts of diets and folks setting resolutions.
Diets have been around for centuries. If dieting worked (for weight loss), wouldn’t everyone who went on one be thin? In reality it’s the contrary.
Some diets are healthy—think Mediterranean, plant-based, DASH.
(When I refer to diet, I refer to the way one chooses to eat. I have a healthy diet—that doesn’t mean I am on a diet.)
Then there are ever-present fad diets promising dramatic results. Fad diets seldom have lasting success. They often do away with entire food groups or resort to a bizarre practice. For example:
Back in my younger days I was obsessed with achieving a certain size…a number on the scale—a number I would never, could never achieve because physically and physiologically I didn’t have the DNA—it isn’t in my genes.
I remember longing for my mom’s lean legs versus inheriting my dad’s thick thighs.
Why do people struggle with such things— Continue reading
I have the pleasure of being a preceptor for dietetic internship programs. Madalyn Brown from Texas Woman’s University worked with me (and my 4-legged office mates) in my practice. She chose to write a post about her journey with orthorexia… Continue reading
My interest in dietary supplements goes way back—to when I was a kid barely into my double digits.
What I remember was secretly saving money to visit the drugstore and buy a supplement—a supplement promising me miraculous weight loss. My mom remembers it differently.
Apparently I first went to her with an ad I saw in some magazine. I’m sure I was seduced by the promising headline of miraculous weight loss. My mom however informed me not to pay attention to it—it was a rip off, a come on, it wouldn’t do anything for me. I didn’t believe her. What did she know?
I didn’t learn my lesson until decades later….with a much leaner wallet, but no leaner body. How much did I have to spend before I learned?
Lots. Continue reading
A few months ago I wrote a post about keto supplements, keto hoax and Shark Tank. (If you’re not familiar with the ketogenic diet or ‘keto,’ read this post.) It broke my heart to see a comment from a woman who fell victim to the scheme. Several people contacted me with similar stories. Sharon gave me permission to tell her story (edited for space)—we hope we can prevent others from something similar happening. Continue reading
Red, white and blue – our nation’s colors. Two of those colors are the color of my favorite fruits! What’s better than strawberries and blueberries? Not much in my book. That’s why I take every opportunity to use them in one of my fave, light and easy desserts. Strawberry/Blueberry Shortcake with Whipped Topping. Continue reading
(NOTE: If you’re reading this after April 1, 2019 make sure you read until the end!)
Spring is here….time to detox! Everyone needs a good cleansing, right?! So many environmental pollutants, heavy metals, chemicals, pesticides are reeking havoc on your body! If you suffer any of these symptoms you might have toxic overload: Continue reading
NOTE: Read this post if you are not familiar with the ketogenic diet or ‘keto’. And please make sure you read my follow up post about keto with a warning as well as Dietary Supplements: The truth about the pills you’re popping. You will see some experiences of people who would have benefited from knowing… Thanks! -Neily
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PLEASE NOTE…if you have been scammed, I’m so sorry but there is nothing I can do to help get your money back. I wrote follow up posts with advice on what to do. Read Warning: Don’t get scammed by a keto supplement and Dietary Supplements: The truth about the pills you’re popping. You might need to cancel your credit card.
My mom sent a link the other day with the message: “Okay, my personal researcher. Ellie’s sister sent me this. Your thoughts?”
I’m glad I’m her ‘go-to’ person for all thing’s nutrition.
Years ago mom sent an email almost every week. An acquaintance would forward her something with the message, “I wonder if your daughter knows about this. She is studying nutrition, right?” or “Monet, if your daughter doesn’t know about this, she should.”
Sure, I was in grad school and learning but enjoyed investigating. Mom’s emails decreased over time because she got smart and did some researching on her own.
So, her recent inquiry caught me off guard. Continue reading
My intern Alli and my Great Dane office mates – my boy Lex and foster Ozzy Pawsborn.
I have the pleasure of working as a preceptor for dietetic internship programs. Allison Hinze worked with me (and my 4-legged office mates) in my practice and wrote a post about her journey to become a nutrition professional. Enjoy! -Neily
Everyone eats, but is everyone a nutrition expert? It’s easy to think so. Individuals, professionals, non-professionals and the like share their opinions on nutrition and food daily.
Food is a large part of life and we value sharing our personal knowledge. In a world where we can share information with the click of a button reaching hundreds, if not thousands, of people, we’re saturated with health claims—some good, some not so good. Continue reading
If you are vegan or lactose intolerant, almond and other non-dairy milk drinks are options. Although neither vegan nor lactose intolerant, almond milk was my go-to milk many years ago. I drank it when I was more concerned with calories… Continue reading