So what are macros anyways? “Macros” is short for macronutrients which are carbohydrates, protein, and fat. These macronutrients are the foundation of the “If It Fits Your Macros” diet. What is IIFYM? If It Fits Your Macros (IIFYM) is a diet plan with focus of helping individuals reach their health goals while tracking their macros […]
“I want to become a registered dietitian nutritionist.” Whenever I tell people about this career goal, they often recognize it has something to do with helping people with food and nutrition. However, most people don’t quite understand all of the details that go into getting this credential or the variety of career options available to […]
What is the No Added Sugar Diet? Eliminating sugar from the diet for a week, month, or even a year has been a popular diet form recently. The focus of these diets is to eliminate added sugars which are not naturally occurring sugars in fruit, vegetables, and milk. Added sugars including: anhydrous dextrose brown sugar […]
We live in a nation obsessed with physical appearance, weight loss, and dieting. $33 billion dollars are spent on dieting products each year, yet over two-thirds of American adults are overweight or obese. These dieting patterns are a huge issue because they are typically unsuccessful, physically and emotionally damaging, and ultimately promote unhealthy eating behaviors. […]
February is Heart Health Month! Celebrate this month right with these healthy foods and recipes to help keep your heart at its best. Salmon Oily fish like salmon contains omega-3 fatty acids, which have been proven to be beneficial for health. The American Heart Association recommends eating 1 to 2 seafood meals per week. Try […]
Successful weight loss program or just another fad? This is the question I was sought out to answer by giving this program a try with a free week trial. Weight Watchers has been around for more than 50 years with over one million active users. It is a program that many of my friends and family have discussed with me. Since nutrition is my field of study, people are always asking for my opinion on the program.