ABCs of Nutrition: Say No to Diets

Last week, I offered my mantra for eating well: eat to feel good (not to be skinny). My personal bias is that an obsession over calories and grams of fat and carbs can lead to overeating and excess weight. How many of you have tried a weight loss diet? Over the years, there have been a […]

Protein Diets: The Good, Bad and Need to Know

Lately, it seems, I’m hearing a lot about protein. My husband is increasing his protein intake as a means of building muscle mass. I, myself, have increased the amount of protein I eat over the past several years. My incentive is to gain more endurance for distance running and marathons, and my heavy carbohydrate diet […]

The Freshman 15: Myths and Realities

The freshman 15 is a myth, so recent research shows. According to this article in the  New York Times, freshmen actually gain an average of 2.5 to 3.5 pounds, and the weight gain has little to do with college attendance. I’m not so sure that was the case when I was in college years ago, though […]