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Debunking the Trend: Gluten-Free Diet

Tuesday, February 10th, 2015  |  Posted by Toby Amidor  /  Filed under Weight Loss  /  Comments: 0

By Sheridan Jonas, Guest Blogger In 2014, it was estimated that Americans would spend $7 billion on gluten free foods. But why all the hype? In some cases a gluten-free diet is necessary, but in other cases, money is being tossed away. What is Gluten? 
Gluten-free has become one of the nation’s top buzzwords in diet trends. But what is gluten? Gluten is a protein found in grains including wheat, rye, barley, and triticale…

Debunking the Trend: The Raw Food Diet

Monday, February 2nd, 2015  |  Posted by Toby Amidor  /  Filed under Weight Loss  /  Comments: 1
  By Sheridan Jonas, Contributing Blogger Limiting cooking temperatures to less than 118 degrees, gives your oven a break on The Raw Food Diet. Instead, this diet emphasizes raw fruits, vegetables, grains, nuts, and seeds. But is forgoing heat the best way to eat in order to lose weight? Is Cooking Bad?
The theory behind The Raw Food Movement is that cooking foods kill nutrients and natural enzymes. Some forms of…

Does The DASH Diet Deliver?

Tuesday, January 27th, 2015  |  Posted by Toby Amidor  /  Filed under Recipes, Weight Loss  /  Comments: 1
By Sheridan Jonas, Guest Blogger The DASH Diet, the #1 ranked diet plan by U.S. News for the fifth year in a row, stands for Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension. After much research, this diet was created by medical professionals to help control high blood pressure. It has been shown to help reduce high blood pressure just as well as medications and is typically prescribed to people with high blood pressure as a first…

Debunking the Trend: Vegan Diet

Tuesday, January 20th, 2015  |  Posted by Toby Amidor  /  Filed under Healthy Eating, Hot Topics, In the News, Weight Loss  /  Comments: 0

By Guest Blogger, Sheridan Jonas The New Year sparks new resolutions. For some, this may mean diet plans. Instead of getting caught up in rules and restrictions, find out how the latest diet trends stack up. In the next five weeks, I’ll be discussing the most popular diets. This week, here is a look into the Vegan Diet. What is a Vegan Diet?
Vegan diets eliminate any foods that come from animals. Restricting meat, fish,…

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…