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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,

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