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Welcome to my blog! You’ll find the latest nutrition news, healthy recipes, controversial topics, and food safety information. My blog is made possible by my wonderful group of contributors, including fellow registered dietitian nutritionists (RDNs) and nutrition students. All of my contributors have varying nutrition backgrounds and interests, making this blog a great place to learn about a wide range of food and nutrition topics.

I’m so proud of the efforts of all of my contributors and the recognitions of our great work. Greatist recently named my blog one of “19 Awesome Resources to Help You Eat Better”, and Healthline awarded us a spot in the “The Best Healthy Living Blogs of 2016”.  I know you will enjoy and learn from the information you find here. Your comments and insight are very important to me and my readers.

Happy, healthy reading!

-Toby

Is It Healthy to Eat the Same Thing Every Day?

October 13th, 2017
By Toby Amidor, MS, RD, CDN. Originally published by US News & World Report  At the same times every day, my grandpa Joe sat down and ate the same three meals and three snacks. He also walked 3 miles daily, in rain or shine, until the day he passed. He lived until 93. Is my grandpa Joe’s longevity attributable, at least in part, to his monotonous diet? From a nutrition standpoint, there are pros and cons to following…

How I Get My Dairy Meal Prep On!

October 12th, 2017
Photo by Gail Watson Photography By Toby Amidor, MS, RD The post was sponsored by National Dairy Council. All thoughts are my own. I’m so thrilled that my latest cookbook The Healthy Meal Prep Cookbook is a bestseller on Amazon! Throughout my cookbook, I discuss how to plan and prepare well-balanced, healthy meals a week at a time. As many folks don’t get the recommended 3 servings of dairy per day, it’s important…

Debunking the Myth: Omega-3s and Bleeding

October 2nd, 2017
  By Toby Amidor, MS, RD This post was sponsored by the Global Organization for EPA and DHA Omega-3s (GOED). All thoughts are my own. There is so much misinformation swirling about food and nutrition. As a nutrition professional in the media, one topic that I fearlessly tackle is busting nutrition myths. An interesting myth you may have heard is that taking in too many omega-3 supplements can cause excessive bleeding.…

How I Gained (And Lost) More Than 20 Pounds

September 27th, 2017
By Toby Amidor, MS, RD, CDN. Originally published by US News & World Report  As a registered dietitian nutritionist, I’ve worked with hundreds of people who struggle with their weight. But for most of my life, I couldn’t really relate. Since college, I’ve weighed 125 pounds – save the 40 pounds I gained (and lost) with each pregnancy. I’ve also always been active – I played varsity…

Using Greek Yogurt As a Substitute

September 25th, 2017
By Toby Amidor, MS, RD I have partnered with Dannon to help promote Oikos. I have been compensated for my time commitment to review Oikos. However, my opinions are entirely my own and I have not been paid to publish positive comments. Greek yogurt is more versatile than you may realize. It can be used as an ingredient in both sweet and savory dishes. Although you can substitute the exact amount of cream cheese, mayonnaise…
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