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

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Nutrition 101: Carbs, Protein, and Fat

Over the years, carbohydrates, protein and fats have all been in the spotlight and taken to extremes when it comes to our health and weight loss. Let’s take a walk down memory lane: First, fats were demonized for their effects on heart health while fat-free Snackwells and low-fat Doritos were given the health halo. Then, the Atkins Diet … Continue reading Nutrition 101: Carbs, Protein, and Fat