Category Archives: Diets and Dieting

How To Curb Late Night Snacking

Some say it's natural to look for food and want to eat before we settle in and go to bed. It's thought to be a primal instinct - our "inner caveman" wants to make sure our stomach is full before we go to sleep just in case there's no food to be found tomorrow. This seems especially apparent with people…
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3 Tips For Portion Control

I wish I could tell you that a portion of nuts is two whopping handfuls, but I'm only a dietitian, not a magician! What I can do is help by providing some tips and good visual aids to: Show you what a portion of meat, chicken, fish, nuts, beans, bread, pasta, rice, veggies, and fruit looks…
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Can Your Lack of Sleep Make Your Butt Look Big?

About 40% of Americans are 70% sleep deprived. Approximately 35% of US adults report less than 7 hours of sleep per night, while 20% suffer from sleep/wakefulness disorders. Tell me: Are you one of the 65% of Americans who sleep with their cell phones next to their bed? Last year, I was going on about…
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Spice It Up!

As a distance runner and nutritionist, I'm always looking at what food can do for me. Can it help me run faster, be stronger, recover faster, or just take away some of those aches and pains after a long hard workout? The latter being the most important! But what about spices and herbs? We don't…
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