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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…

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