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Make Life Sweeter
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Top 5 tips to control your hunger
Gluten-Free: is it for me?

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Craving Control

Cravings can be both physical and emotional. Often times it is triggered by stress, or intense emotions, and the thought of eating the so-called “craving” food helps bring comfort or makes bad feelings go away (for that moment). Of course, it is a fleeting solution and, inevitably, after the food is consumed you’re still left feeling the same way, if not worse, as before.

Another cause of cravings might be under-eating or an unbalanced diet since it often leads to nutrient deficiencies. Your body requires a certain amount of calories and nutrients to function.

Make Life Sweeter

What would coffee, oatmeal or yogurt be like without a little sweetness? Most people agree that it would taste bitter, tart and extremely hard to swallow. However, adding packets of sugar every time you want to get your caffeine fix in or enjoy a "healthy" breakfast of yogurt or oatmeal, can lead to a blood sugar roller coaster and eventually weight gain or long-term health problems. We know that white sugar is not advised, that honey is high glycemic and caloric and, even though the FDA and ADA still stand behind artificial sweeteners, such as Splenda or Aspartame, it is still a chemical and therefore, probably not the best option all the time.

How to build the PERFECT salad

The top 2 most common myths surrounding salads are that they are always low in calories and often depriving. In fact, some salads can have more calories and artery-clogging saturated fat than 2 slices of a pizza! If you're really interested in developing healthier eating habits but can't see yourself filling up on a salad or worried that your daily stop at the salad bar might be the reason you're not losing weight, here are some tips to build the perfect salad.

1. Always include a source of lean protein.

Top 5 tips to control your hunger

Its 10am, you had breakfast less than an hour ago and you're already thinking about lunch. You wait patiently for the clock to turn to 12pm on the dot so you don't feel guilty about eating too early and, as soon as it does, you can't help feeling like a little girl on Christmas morning as you speed race down to the lunch room. If this sounds all too familiar and you would really like to get a handle on your hunger, here are some tips to help curb that voracious appetite. 

1) Focus on balance.

Gluten-Free: is it for me?

Gluten is a protein found in wheat, barley and rye. Celiac Disease is an auto-immune digestive disease that damages the villi of the small intestine and interferes with the absorption of nutrients when Gluten is ingested. So what if you took the test and it came back negative for Celiac Disease, but you are certain that gluten is causing you serious gastrointestinal distress? This population, which makes up at least 6 times the amount of people with actual Celiac, is referred to as, a much less dangerous condition called Non-Celiac Gluten Sensitivity (NCGS).

Ten Surprising Dietary Habits That Can Lead to Weight Gain

If you are one of the many victims of misleading food labels or false advertising, this list might surprise you. Although certain foods might appear healthy on the outside, it is always best to take a second look. Get familiar with food labels and your daily nutritional needs, including fat, carb, sugar and sodium limits, to help avoid common pitfalls that most consumers encounter when making food choices.

Here is a list of the most common dietary mistakes when trying to eat healthier to lose weight.

How To Eat like a Dietitian!

While I can't speak for every single RD out there, most of us dietitians truly do practice what we preach. Rarely will you hear a Registered Dietitian tell you that a single food is "bad" for you or to stop eating carbs entirely AND, quite often, you will notice the most commonly used saying among us is "everything in moderation."  But what many people REALLY want to know is, after all of our lecturing and counseling is finished, what nutrition rules exactly are we (dietitians) following everyday?

To Juice or Not To Juice - that is the question

Whether you want to go on a detox diet or are just looking to consume more nutrient rich fruits and vegetables, the idea of juicing has probably crossed your mind at some point. The most important thing to understand is that, by definition, juicing refers to the extraction of juice from fruits and vegetables, but plant based foods offer more than just that. One thing that often gets left behind is the fiber which is found in the skins and rinds. Since statistics show most Americans don't consume nearly half their recommended daily amount of 25-38g fiber, juicing isn't necessarily a step in the right direction.

The Battle of Almond Milk Vs. Cows Milk

Recently I have been getting asked a lot of questions about Almond Milk: "Should I drink it?" and "is it better than regular Cow's Milk?" The truth is that no two people are the exact same and for that reason, I will let you decide which one is better for yourself! Here are the pros and the cons:

Pros:
1)Lower in calories and carbs. 1 cup of unsweetened almond milk contains a measly 40 calories and only 2g of carbohydrates. 1 cup of 1% cow's milk has up to 100 calories and 14g carbohydrates.

Fox 5 interview on female diet stereotypes

http://www.myfoxny.com/video?clipId=9075168&autostart=true
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