All entries filed under “Healthy Eating”

Nutrition Label Navigation and Weight Loss

Nutrition Label Navigation and Weight Loss Nutrition labels can be beneficial to you on your weight loss journey. The United States requires every food package to have a nutrition label. These handy... More »

Hydration Through the Holidays & Beyond

Hydration, hydration hydration! It seems to be drilled into our minds the fact that it is important, but few of us understand the reasons why it is so beneficial for the body. Because the winter season... More »

Healthy Eating During the Holidays

The holidays are a time for parties, family, travel, and gift-giving. Unfortunately, they are also a time for frenzied shopping, stress, and over-indulgence in food and drink. In our last blog, the argument... More »

Carbohydrate Confusion

Carbohydrates commonly get a bad rap in the media; with low - carbohydrate diets common among the weight loss community. But is there evidence to support this? What is the ideal amount of carbohydrates... More »

Candy- Not the Scariest Part of Halloween

Candy- Not the Scariest Part of Halloween! The holidays are approaching, and they often bring a lot of stress surrounding food. I’ve put together some helpful tips to guide you over this first holiday... More »

Healthy Habits of Weight Loss Maintainers

In this busy world, it's often easy to dash out of the house in the morning without stopping to think about breakfast. By the time lunch rolls around, the deadline for that project is due, and thoughts... More »

Nutrition Budgeting

In my nutrition sessions with patients, I often find that people think that eating nutritiously means that they can never enjoy their favorite restaurant, snack or even foods ever again. I am always happy... More »

Guiltless Spinach Artichoke Dip

Football season is upon us! Unfortunately, along with the tidings of Sunday joy come the high-calorie impact of get-togethers and viewing parties. Fear not-- Revolution has you covered. Make this healthy... More »

Not Your Grandmother's Chili

Fall is on the way! Try this spin on a cold weather favorite! Quinoa Chili Servings: 6, 16 oz servings    Ingredients: 1 cup quinoa 1 tablespoon olive oil 3 cloves garlic, minced 1... More »

Protein: Before or After Exercise?

When is the right time to eat a food source that is packed with protein? Is it before your exercise session or after? Our bodies use several energy sources during an exercise bout that allows for our bodies... More »

Best Fork Forward

So, what exactly does this mean? In order to make sustainable health changes, it’s best to start small; “one forkful at a time.” Instead of drastically changing all of your eating habits... More »

Fats, Carbs, Sugar, & Salt: Friend or Foe?

In recent years, there is always that one food group that is targeted as the scapegoat for weight gain and the obesity epidemic; namely, carbohydrates, fat, salt, and sugar. We're then bombarded through... More »

To Supplement or not to Supplement..

Many individuals believe they need need to take expensive supplements to reach their peak health and performance. While a deficiency of a certain vitamin, mineral, or macronutrient will be detrimental... More »

Mindful Eating

We live in a fast-paced society. We are constantly being bombarded by advertisements with images of food to eat, products to buy, as well as emails, phone calls, and text messages. Our attention is being... More »

Seasonal Sweets

We all have our favorite holiday treats, from eggnog to sugar cookies – and there are some that we should avoid more than others. In my opinion, it’s about selecting moderate portions of what... More »

March is National Nutrition Month

March is National Nutrition Month-an annual month long celebration created by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.  The 2014 theme is "Enjoy the Taste of Eating Right."  Research confirms... More »

The Real Secret to Nutrition Success

In any situation, as soon as people find out that I'm a registered dietitian, the questions start rolling in:  "What's the best diet for weight loss?"  "What do you think about the Paleo (or... More »

Fat, Carbs, Sugar, & Salt: Friend or Foe?

In recent years, there is always that one food group that is targeted as the scapegoat for weight gain and the obesity epidemic; namely, carbohydrates, fat, salt, and sugar. We're then bombarded through... More »

Nutrition for Exercise

Over the past few months, I have noticed an interesting pattern. Many people believe that in order to lose weight, eating before or after exercise will "undo" all of their efforts during a work out. They... More »

Make Better Resolutions

It's that time of year again. We're faced with a fresh new year and we feel obliged to make promises to improve ouselves. However, how many times have you made a New Year's resolution and completely forgotten... More »


Research has told us that a pound of fat is represented as 3,500 calories.  Therefore, to lose a pound of fat per week, we need to create a deficit of 3,500 per week or 500 calories each day. ... More »