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Are Cheat Days Healthy?

Monday, April 2nd, 2012  |  Posted by Toby Amidor  /  Filed under Hot Topics, Weight Loss  /  Comments: more
The term “cheat day” refers to a day where you can binge on foods you typically wouldn’t eat— then go right back to your healthy lifestyle. Oftentimes folks designate one day a week (typically on the weekend) as their cheat day. Although some diet plans advocate such a day, as a registered dietitian I don’t and here’s why. The Definition
The definition of the word cheat is to violate the rules deliberately,

Should You Take Nutrition Advice from Your Doctor?

Wednesday, December 28th, 2011  |  Posted by Toby Amidor  /  Filed under Hot Topics  /  Comments: more
My cousin recently visited her doctor and was told she needed to lose weight and lower her cholesterol. The doctor’s advice on how to do so: stop cooking, eat out more often, and order portion-controlled meal plans. I just shook my head in disbelief in the terrible advice given (especially since my cousin’s on a budget). And I’m not alone—studies show that physicians significantly lack nutrition education…

How My Mom & I Became Dietitians….Together

Wednesday, December 7th, 2011  |  Posted by Toby Amidor  /  Filed under Hot Topics  /  Comments: more
Many folks find it cute or surprising when I tell them that my mom and I attended nutrition school together. So for those who always asked me, “What was it like?” or “How did you end up in school with your mom?”– here’s our story. How It Happened
During my junior year at Binghamton University, my parents sat me down and asked “What do you want to do with your life?” I wasn’t sure, but…

A Gluten-Free Thanksgiving

Monday, November 14th, 2011  |  Posted by Toby Amidor  /  Filed under Ask Toby, Hot Topics, Nutrition & Health  /  Comments: 1
Question: My daughter was just diagnosed with celiac disease and this will be our first gluten-free Thanksgiving.  Can you provide some tips and recipes so that our family can be gluten-free while still enjoying all the best that Thanksgiving has to offer? Answer: A gluten-free Turkey Day can be every bit as enjoyable as a traditional one.  With a gluten-free turkey as the main attraction all you need to do is work some…

Kombucha’s Alcohol Trouble

Monday, July 19th, 2010  |  Posted by jpdstudio  /  Filed under Ask Toby, Hot Topics, In the News  /  Comments: 0
Question: I heard kombucha has been pulled from all stores due to irregularity (inability to efficiently regulate) the alcohol levels over time. Is this true? Answer: Yes, kombucha has been pulled from market shelves because of its high alcohol content. Kombucha is a fermented beverage that combines bacteria and yeast with green or black tea that contains sugar. The popular unpasteurized version of the drink can…