by Kara Lydon, R.D., L.D.N., R.Y.T. in Diets, Fitness, Uncategorized, Wellness, May 24, 2017
by Toby Amidor in Diets, July 9, 2015
Summer is around the corner, and while many look forward to the joys this season brings — vacations, more time spent outside, time off from school and work — just as many dread it thanks to media marketing around getting “the perfect bikini body” and photo-shopped models painting an unrealistic ideal. Along with the “beach body” marketing comes an onslaught of ridiculous fad diets and expensive schemes that ultimately lead to long-term weight gain…not to mention lower self-esteem, anxiety and preoccupation with food. This summer, try eating for your body, instead of that bikini and implement these practices to cultivate body respect and kindness. Read more
by Toby Amidor in Diets, October 26, 2012
Although many folks want the inside scoop on how celebs stay trim and fit, some stars try the most-bizarre and unhealthy diets. Here’s a look at four diets; you won’t believe who’s on them! Read more
by Dana Angelo White in Ask the Experts, Healthy Tips, April 8, 2010
Here’’s a look at the newest diet being promoted on the “popular diet book” table in book stores around the country. But is eliminating any and all wheat the healthiest way to lose weight?
If you’re walking around with a gut—it’s no longer called a “beer belly” but rather a “wheat belly”—or so says William Davis, MD, the creator of this diet. He claims that whole-wheat grain has become unhealthy due to over-breeding and modification over time. In addition, wheat and processed foods made with wheat are like opiate drugs and eating bread is just like taking crack. The theory is that wheat promotes high blood sugar which though a series of reactions, causes the body to accumulate more visceral fat.
Recently, I suggested a client trade her usual cookies for some fruit with her lunch. She looked surprised and replied, “Don’t I always have to eat fruit on an empty stomach — otherwise it will rot and ferment in my stomach, right?” She probably got that idea to skip fruit with a main meal from some fad diet book. I hear wild theories about combining certain foods all the time. So are there really foods you can’t eat together?
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