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Why "Spud Fit" Is a Nutrition Dud

A new fad diet has hit social media, promising a transformation from couch potato to “Spud Fit.” An Australian man has vowed to eat nothing but potatoes for 365 days in an attempt to lose weight and improve his relationship with food. He calls his nutritional journey “The Year of The Spud.”

Coldplay Can Teach You About Nutrition During the Super Bowl Halftime Show

We don’t live in a perfect world. If we did, Beyoncé would headline the Super Bowl halftime show every year, and seven layer nacho dip wouldn’t have any calories. But this year, I’ve “consciously uncoupled” from my unrealistic Super Bowl expectations and decided to give the halftime show (Beyoncé-light), featuring Coldplay, a chance. 

Sleep Less, Eat More? Research Suggests Link Between Sleep, Eating Habits

Ahh, sleep. We all know it’s important. But when we are stressed or busy, sometimes it’s the first thing to fall by the wayside. New research suggests that lack of sleep doesn’t just make us cranky, it may also increase our calorie consumption.

5 Tasty Trends for 2016

2016 hasn’t even started and (with the elections, Olympics, and Lady Gaga’s wedding) it’s already shaping up to be an action-packed year. Along with big events, we can be sure that this year will bring new food and nutrition trends. So what will America be snacking on as we watch the last presidential debates? Let’s take a look at some of the food and nutrition trends that will shape the next year.

The Flexible Diet: Doing the Math on a New-trition Trend

Relationships, travel planning, gymnastics: all areas where being flexible is important. But what about being flexible in your diet? A nutrition trend called ‘flexible dieting’ recently hit the scene. The hook: you can eat whatever you want… as long as it meets and doesn't exceed your total daily limit for carbohydrates, fats, and protein. With any diet approach, there are going to be pros and cons. Let’s take a look at the flexible dieting trend and see how it stacks up.


4 Foods THIS Dietitian Never Eats

You may have seen it on fitness websites or on your Facebook newsfeed: the laundry list of foods that registered dietitians “won’t eat.” The list is usually about a mile long and contains any food product that’s not a leafy green, an “ancient grain,” or some “magic superfood.” My dietary recommendations typically focus on what to eat (and how much), rather than what not to eat. But I decided to mix it up, and create my own list of some things that I would never eat:


Science Stars Talk Biotech

Celebrities are known for a lot of things: great hair, spectacular public meltdowns, licking doughnuts … But “sound scientific insights” don’t always make the list.

Biotech Foods are Safe. Says Who? [INFOGRAPHIC]

Biotech foods ('GMOs') are safe. Period. That may seem like a bold statement, but it comes with the weight of a huge body of research and global consensus among preeminent health organizations. To understand the safety of food biotech, it helps to look at the numbers. There are thousands of studies on biotech crops published, billions of pounds of biotech foods eaten, and there are zero illnesses (human or animal) resulting of consuming biotech foods.

Going Back to Basics This Food Safety Education Month: What We're Getting Wrong

Going “Back to Basics” This Food Safety Education Month

2015 is a big year for food safety, at least according to the IFIC Foundation Food & Health Survey. This year marked the first time in the survey’s 10-year history where “chemicals in food” has surpassed “foodborne illness” as the most important food safety issue for the American consumer.