Study: Pasta May Not Be the Enemy of Weight Loss

Carbohydrates are often associated with having a negative impact on weight management. But what if pasta could lead to weight loss? Researchers investigated the effect of pasta on a low-glycemic index diet. To see the results, read more.

Intermittent Fasting: Another Diet Fad, or Yo-Yo Dieting With Benefits?

Intermittent fasting (IF), also known as alternate day fasting (ADF), has been touted as a weight loss method by celebrities and the media. Proponents of IF claim that adherence and flexibility are greater, compared with traditional calorie restricted diets.

Is There Any Evidence Behind the Ketogenic Diet?

The very high fat, low carbohydrate ketogenic, or keto diet as it is commonly referred to, has been in existence for decades, and it appears to be making another come-back as a popular weight loss method, a way to improve mental clarity, and even a way to improve energy...

Preparing for Thanksgiving

Holidays are just around the corner! The most wonderful, joyful, festive, and food-coma filled time of the year! As much as we look forward to this time of year, it is not without the anticipation of how many lbs. we will be packing on. If you are like millions of Americans...

Foods That Appear Healthful, But Really Are Not

Food manufacturers often do an excellent job of marketing their products so that consumers believe they offer health benefits that are barely-there, or even non-existent. Are you falling for and eating these “health food impostors”?

Dietary Pulses: A Helpful Tool for Weight Loss

Eating more dietary pulses, also known as legumes, may be the secret to weight loss success. As registered dietitian nutritionists (RDNs) are well aware, most individuals who try to lose weight focus on avoiding certain foods, and eating fewer calories, but recent research...

The Sleep/Weight Connection

In recent years, we have witnessed lifestyles becoming increasingly hectic, resulting in less sleep for many. Simultaneously, obesity and related diseases, including diabetes, metabolic syndrome, and cardiovascular disease (CVD), have spread into pediatric populations and...

How to Start Exercising for Overweight, Obese, and Sedentary Individuals

When you are overweight or inactive, the thought of starting an exercise program can be overwhelming or scary. Even worse, sometimes fitness equipment does not support a larger person, such as when a weight bench is too narrow or when a recumbent bike’s seat is not large...