Nutrition 101: Balance, Variety, and Moderation

Balance, variety, and moderation have been referenced in the Dietary Guidelines for Americans for decades. Yet overtime, the ambiguity of these terms has clouded their importance and left their meaning open for interpretation—often misinterpretation. "Everything in moderation." "It’s all about balance." "I eat a variety of foods… well, a variety of ice-cream flavors!" Many times, … Continue reading Nutrition 101: Balance, Variety, and Moderation

Tasty Tips: 24 Foods that Prove Healthy Eating Can Be Affordable

One of the biggest barriers to eating healthy that I hear about is the belief that “healthy foods are expensive.” This myth needs to be debunked right now. While a box of organic quinoa may cost more than a loaf of Wonder bread, this is not always the case. In fact, some of the most versatile foods, … Continue reading Tasty Tips: 24 Foods that Prove Healthy Eating Can Be Affordable

Real Talk: 8 Small But Worthwhile Changes You Can Make to Eat Healthier

When January rolls around, reflecting on the past year leaves many people vowing to lose weight or eat healthier. Yet, about 80% of New Year’s resolutions fail by the second week of February, according to U.S. News. Why? More often than not, we set our weight loss goals too high or make our diets too … Continue reading Real Talk: 8 Small But Worthwhile Changes You Can Make to Eat Healthier

Real Talk: The Hard Facts on Eating Disorders and How YOU Can Make A Difference

It’s the voice inside your head telling you you’re not thin enough, or fit enough.  It’s the compulsive need to exercise or purge to deal with the guilt and shame of going over your “calorie budget” or eating a food you considered "off limits." It’s the out-of-control, impulsive urge to eat to the point of uncomfortable fullness, … Continue reading Real Talk: The Hard Facts on Eating Disorders and How YOU Can Make A Difference

Slices of Life: Lessons Learned While Eating My Way through Italy

Back when I was an undergrad, I took a course called Mediterranean Food and Culture. The course turned out to be one of my favorite courses at Syracuse University. We read about the research linking the Mediterranean Diet to lower risk of cancer, cardiovascular disease, type 2 diabetes, and neurodegenerative diseases. We also learned about the food … Continue reading Slices of Life: Lessons Learned While Eating My Way through Italy

Nutrition Lately: February 2017

This is the first post of Nutrition Lately, a series where I’ll be sharing some of my favorite posts on nutrition and health in the news and media lately. Nutrition Lately is all about translating nutrition science and health trends using a practical, evidence-based, and holistic approach. Here’s the Latest: 4 Mistakes People Make When Going Gluten-Free: Some people … Continue reading Nutrition Lately: February 2017