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How to Make Realistic New Year’s Resolutions

Friday, December 26th, 2014  |  Posted by Toby Amidor  /  Filed under Tips, Weight Loss  /  Comments: 0

By Toby Amidor, MS, RD, CDN. Originally published by US News & World Report According to statistics published last year by the University of Scranton, about 45 percent of Americans usually make New Year’s resolutions – and the most popular resolution is losing weight. Of those who make resolutions, a mere 8 percent (yes, 8 percent!) achieve them. So why do so many of us fail to achieve our goals? Are we just…

Going Vegan? Read This First.

Monday, September 29th, 2014  |  Posted by Toby Amidor  /  Filed under Healthy Eating, Hot Topics, Weight Loss  /  Comments: 1
By Joni Garcia MS, RD, Contributing Blogger Following a vegan diet seems to be the newest craze. More and more vegan restaurants have been popping up and celebrities are attributing their healthy body to eating vegan. While I certainly can’t complain about having more veggie options when dining out, there are a few things to keep in mind before taking the vegan plunge. What is a vegan diet?
Vegan diets eliminate all…

Say Goodbye to The Blood Type Diet

Monday, February 17th, 2014  |  Posted by Toby Amidor  /  Filed under In the News, Weight Loss  /  Comments: more
There are constantly new fad diets coming out promising to be the answer to all your weight loss prayers. The biggest problem with most of them is that the research just isn’t there to back up the claims. Recently, a group of researchers decided to take an in-depth look at The Blood Type Diet to determine if the research substantiates the claims. Based on the results, the findings are grim. About the Diet
The Blood Type…

Diet Craze-y

Monday, January 28th, 2013  |  Posted by Toby Amidor  /  Filed under Hot Topics, In the News, Weight Loss  /  Comments: more
Turn on the TV this time of year and you’ll likely be inundated with the latest “secret weapon” to successful weight loss. While it’s easy to get caught up in all the hype, it’s important to do a background check on a program or pill before spending your money. Current Crazes
While there are hundreds of plans out there promising instant results, here are some of the most popular we’ve been spotting:

5 “Sense”-si-ble New Years Resolutions

Monday, January 14th, 2013  |  Posted by Toby Amidor  /  Filed under Nutrition & Health, Tips, Weight Loss  /  Comments: 0
By Stephanie Perruzza, MS RD, contributing blogger As you bid farewell to 2012, take a moment to reflect on all the accomplishments you’ve made and all the obstacles you’ve overcome.  After looking back for a moment, shift your focus to new beginnings, ambitions and reaching new heights in the year ahead.  And when doing so, remember, the “how” is equal if not more important than the “what”. Solutions

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,

5 Ways to Spot a Fad Diet

Tuesday, March 20th, 2012  |  Posted by Toby Amidor  /  Filed under Nutrition & Health, Weight Loss  /  Comments: more
Walk into any book store and you’ll see the latest diets displayed in front of the store. They’re targeting folks who’re getting ready for bathing suit season. After reading over 200 diet books, I’ll tell you how to spot an unsafe diet and which will inevitably lead you to fall off the wagon. #1: Overly hyped scientific mumbo-jumbo
All diet books explain their theories and philosophies—usually at the beginning…

Healthy Holidays: Decisions, Decisions…

Friday, December 16th, 2011  |  Posted by Toby Amidor  /  Filed under Food Facts, Weight Loss  /  Comments: 1
Do you toss your good-for-you choices out the window come holiday time? Think about these last few weeks of 2011 as the last inning of a tied baseball game. This is the last time this year you’ll be able to make healthier decisions. So make them count!     Drinks
Instead of…
Eggnog Choose…
Apple cider, wine, or champagne. One cup of traditional eggnog has a whopping 350 calories, 19 grams fat, and over 50% of your daily…

Muffin Mania

Wednesday, November 30th, 2011  |  Posted by Toby Amidor  /  Filed under Ask Toby, Recipes, Weight Loss  /  Comments: more
Question: I heard muffins can have 400 or more calories each. Are there healthy muffins that I can include in my healthy eating plan? Answer: Absolutely! My latest obsession is muffins. I tend to avoid store-made ones since I don’t really know which ingredients they use and how many calories they contain. Instead, I’ve turned to making my own. It’s pretty simple once you get the hang of it. Downside of Pre-Made
Muffins…

Skip Breakfast? Never!

Thursday, July 14th, 2011  |  Posted by Toby Amidor  /  Filed under Ask Toby, Meal Ideas, Weight Loss  /  Comments: 1
Question: Is it okay to skip breakfast? If I do skip breakfast, will I have more calories to eat for the rest of the day?  Answer: No. You should try your best not to skip breakfast. It’s true that breakfast is the most important meal of the day. Skipping breakfast and eating the calories you missed later in the day is not beneficial to your body. Why It’s Important
Consider this scenario:
  • 8 PM: Finish eating dinner

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