New mothers have a few objectives to meet when it comes to their health, and that of their babies: recover from childbirth, keep themselves well-nourished and healthy, keep their babies well-nourished and healthy, and get back in pre-pregnancy shape. That’s quite a to-do list! And if they are breastfeeding, their own nutritional status may be… Continue reading Nutritious Foods for New Moms
Naturally most of us have a heightened preference for sweet taste – it’s in our genetic makeup, it ensures survival and it’s the first taste we are exposed to when we are born, through our mothers’ milk. However, some people would argue that they are indeed addicted to sugar since their desire for sweets is… Continue reading Is Sugar Addiction Real?
What are calories? We usually talk about calories with regards to weight management. Calories in access of one's energy needs are blamed for weight gain, while calorie reduction is believed to promote weight loss. Calories are units of energy. In nutrition, calories refer to the energy we get from foods and beverages we consume, and… Continue reading Do Calories Matter?
Soy is one of the most controversial foods out there. For thousands of years it's been the center table food in Asia, and has been since losing its popularity due to unfounded health concerns that soy products allegedly promote - like breast and prostate cancer, its contribution to males' low sperm count and breast tissue… Continue reading In Defense of Soy
I often hear that eating healthy is expensive. It could be, but it doesn't have to be. Just like buying clothes could be expensive, or grooming, school supplies, home improvement, traveling, you name it. Once you move "Healthy Eating" in your "priorities bin", you can research, investigate and plan to fit healthy eating into your… Continue reading Eating Healthy on a Budget
Have you wondered, wandering through lengthy aisles of colorful bottles of supplements with some hard to even pronounce names - whether you should be taking any? It depends. When it comes to pretty much anything we put into or onto our bodies - one size does not fit all. We all have unique genetic, physiologic… Continue reading Do We Need Supplements?
Dilemma Gluten-free diets have become very popular and many people jump on the band-wagon, sometimes without even realizing what gluten is and why they should avoid it. What is gluten? A dietary villain out to get you and make your life miserable? Not exactly so… Gluten is a protein found in wheat, rye, barley and… Continue reading Bread-Lovers Dilemma & Solution
Ideal weight - is it even a thing?! I don't quite agree with it, mine is such and such and my friend's, who's my age/height - 10-15 pounds different and we both look fine (or even great 🙂 Here's a quick reference guide, based on current measurements and methods: BMI - Body Mass Index, which… Continue reading What’s your ideal weight?
These days nutrition trends rise and fall pretty much every couple of months. Paleo, ketogenic, grain free, carb cycling, intermittent fasting, gluten free – to name a few. It’s ironic, but some people don’t even know what gluten is and why they eat gluten-free. First – let’s go over what is gluten and why it… Continue reading To Gluten Or Not To Gluten?
I remember when I was little, somewhere around middle school age, one of my favorite things on weekends was to wake up early, grab a bag of cookies and a cup of hot tea and read in bed while savoring the treats. I don’t particularly remember being hungry, the cookies just tasted so good, and… Continue reading Does Non-Hunger Eating Cause Weight Gain? Bust the Diet Myth