Snack Attacks – How to Snack Well

I’m a snacker. On any normal day, I eat halfway between breakfast and lunch, and again around 3-4 p.m. My stomach is growling and I’m legitimately hungry, so I eat. Lesson learned: this also keeps me from overeating at lunch and dinner. Whether you are a fan of snacks or not, what are the best […]

Trying to Eat Healthy on a Budget? 12 Tips for 2012.

For the first time in a while, I started a grocery budget for the New Year. This week I managed to come in $4 under budget and was ecstatic. As a dietitian, I frequently hear people say, “Eating healthy is just too expensive.” I can argue this statement both ways, but I truly believe with […]

Choose to Lose in 2012

In just a few days, the New Year will be here. Your favorite jeans or pants suddenly aren’t as easy to button as they were just a few weeks ago. Many of us will once again vow to achieve lasting weight loss in a healthy, safe way. But what does it take to succeed? As […]

Fresh Resolutions for 2012

In less than two weeks, a new year and a new beginning will be here. Whether you are going through cancer treatment, finished with treatment or simply looking to reduce your risk of cancer, a new year can be a significant milestone – the end of one cycle, and the beginning of another. How will […]

Be S.M.A.R.T. About New Year’s Resolutions

If you are currently undergoing cancer treatment, I realize you probably can’t think past this week, let alone think about next year. Setting goals is not a priority – getting through treatment is. If you are lucky enough to be done with treatment, or if you are simply looking to live a healthier lifestyle to […]

White is Wrong, Right?

Looking to eat more cancer-fighting foods ? A simple way to do this is to eat more colorful fruits and vegetables! Most orange, yellow, red and green fruits and vegetables are rich in phytochemicals, or nutrients that reduce the risk of cancer. But what about white foods? Many fad diets suggest cutting out white foods to lose […]

Fruit: Finding Flavor in the Fall

I always associate fruit with summer – serving watermelon and cantaloupe at picnics, picking fresh strawberries, and eating juicy Georgia peaches. Those hot summer days make fruit a natural choice – it’s cold, full of water and refreshing. Naturally, as cooler days move in, we gravitate towards warmer comfort foods like stews and soups. Despite […]

Thanksgiving Dinner: Including Foods to Fight Cancer

Growing up in the Midwest, we pretty much had the same traditional meal each Thanksgiving. Roasted turkey, mashed potatoes with gravy, green bean casserole, stuffing, homemade egg noodles (to top the potatoes – from our German roots), candied yams, cranberry salad and yeast rolls. I experienced my first traditional Southern Thanksgiving with a friend’s family […]

Avoiding Holiday Weight Gain

It’s that time of year. Parties, celebrations, big family get togethers and meals. Unhealthy food is everywhere. How do you manage without gaining the dreaded holiday pounds? Studies have shown that most people gain only one or two pounds; however, the majority of Americans rarely lose the weight after the holidays. If you add one […]

Carbonated Beverages & Your Health

I don’t drink soda often. Knowing that most provide 150 calories for just 12 ounces, I decided many years ago that I’d rather eat and chew than drink my calories. It’s just more satisfying. However, there are rare occasions when I will drink soda, but it’s almost always calorie-free and usually because my options are […]