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Your Healthier Hanukkah Menu – Fried Food Still Included

Thursday, December 22nd, 2016  |  Posted by Toby Amidor  /  Filed under Healthy Eating, Tips  /  Comments: 0
By Toby Amidor, MS, RD, CDN. Originally published by US News & World Report  During the Jewish festival of lights, people light candles for eight nights, after which they typically enjoy holiday songs and lots of food. Often, that means eating two traditional foods – potato pancakes and jelly doughnuts, both which are fried. Believe me, I love my fried food, but after eight nights of eating oil-laden carbs, I…

Carbs After Dark: Breaking Down the Science

Monday, November 21st, 2016  |  Posted by Toby Amidor  /  Filed under Healthy Eating, Tips, Weight Loss  /  Comments: 0
By Dan Preiato, BS, DTR, Contributing Blogger We have all heard the myths that eating carbohydrates at night can cause weight gain. Realistically, the body’s metabolizes food in a much more complicated way than just factoring in the time of day . Weight loss or gain depends on a variety of factors, ranging from your level of physical activity to the amount and type of calories you eat. What Happens When We Eat At Night?

7 Ways To Use Leftover Halloween Candy

Monday, October 31st, 2016  |  Posted by Toby Amidor  /  Filed under Tips  /  Comments: 1
By Natalie Rizzo, MS, RD, Contributing Blogger Whether you have kids or just bought bags of candy for trick-or-treaters, I can almost guarantee that your house will be overloaded with leftover Halloween candy on November 1st. While it’s certainly fine (and encouraged) to indulge in some of your favorite bite-sized treats on Halloween, it’s definitely not something you want to continue doing daily until the

Casually Consuming More Calories: The Fast-Casual Conundrum

Wednesday, September 21st, 2016  |  Posted by Toby Amidor  /  Filed under Meal Ideas, Tips  /  Comments: 1
By Daniel Preiato, BS, DTR, Contributing Blogger In the past 5 years, there has been an emergence of fast-casual style restaurants, such as Chipotle and Panera Bread. These restaurants differ from their fast food counterparts because they allow the consumer to choose from mostly whole food ingredients and decide exactly what goes on their plate. While this appears to be a healthier option than traditional fast-food,…

Healthy Eating When Traveling

Thursday, August 18th, 2016  |  Posted by Toby Amidor  /  Filed under Tips  /  Comments: more

By Alissa Fogelson Contributing Blogger Who doesn’t love vacation? It is a time for new experiences, family fun, and well-deserved relaxation. Yet, despite all of the benefits, many dread getting on the scale once they return home. It’s common to feel that you have less power and much more exposure to unhealthy foods – not exactly the ideal combination. Returning from a trip to Scotland myself, I understand this…

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