• Should the Academy of Nutrition & Dietetics Endorse Specific Foods?

    Mar 18, 15 • Uncategorized4 Comments
    Should the Academy of Nutrition & Dietetics Endorse Specific Foods?

    As a dietitian I feel it’s very important to practice what I preach.  Doing so helps me gain trust and credibility with my individual clients and the companies I work with. And, everyone who knows me knows that I do not always cook from scratch or plan my meals days in advance (I know myself too well [&hellip...

  • Food Fraud: Low-Quality Food with a Mask

    Feb 10, 15 • UncategorizedNo Comments
    Food Fraud: Low-Quality Food with a Mask

    By: Gisselle Marie Rosa, UGA MS student & Dietetic Intern As consumers, we put our trust in food companies to be honest about their food products. You go to the grocery store and spend and exorbitant amount on 100% pure Italian olive oil expecting that it comes from the finest olive crops in Italy. Yet [&hellip...

  • Get off the Dieting Cycle and Lose Weight for Good in 2015

    Jan 8, 15 • UncategorizedNo Comments
    Get off the Dieting Cycle and Lose Weight for Good in 2015

    Are you a yo-yo dieter, stuck in a seemingly endless cycle of losing weight and gaining it back again?  If so, you aren’t alone. I’ve met many people who say they are experts at losing weight but they just can’t seem to keep it off. So I’m going to share my top tips for taking the weight off and keeping [&hellip...

  • Lighten Up Over the Holidays: Healthier Holiday Eating

    Dec 23, 14 • Uncategorized1 Comment
    Lighten Up Over the Holidays: Healthier Holiday Eating

    Gisselle Marie Rosa, UGA M.S. student With the holiday season here, many Americans are faced with a very difficult decision: should I dive into that second serving of glazed ham and mashed potatoes delicately covered with a blanket of gravy or put the rest away for later? At this time of year, family and friends [&hellip...

  • Electrolytes That Will Help You Stay Hydrated & Perform Better

    Dec 9, 14 • Athletic Performance4 Comments
    Electrolytes That Will Help You Stay Hydrated & Perform Better

    When athletes focus on their diet, carbohydrates, protein, and fats come to mind. But, what about electrolytes? Electrolytes are minerals that help the body maintain fluid balance, regulate nerve impulse transmissions, and influence muscle contraction and relaxation. Any electrolyte disturbance can potentially hinder athletic performance and may lead to muscle weakness, muscle twitching, dehydration, and [&hellip...

  • Avoid Packing on the Pounds this Holiday Season

    Dec 1, 14 • UncategorizedNo Comments
    Avoid Packing on the Pounds this Holiday Season

    If holiday parties tempt your desire to overindulge in mouth-watering creamy dips, comforting homemade casseroles and delectable desserts, you may find yourself panicking by the end of December and ready to crash diet on January 1st. Instead of doing something stupid (crash dieting), try a more sensible approach to avoid packing on the pounds this holiday [&hellip...

  • Drink Up (Alcohol) and Shortcut Muscle Growth and Recovery

    Nov 25, 14 • UncategorizedNo Comments
    Drink Up (Alcohol) and Shortcut Muscle Growth and Recovery

    After making the game winning catch, a leaping single-handed snatch with just a few seconds left on the clock, its time to celebrate and drinks are on the house. And, you deserve a few beers or a little CÎROC® right? Before you reach for that second (or third) drink, read this: drinking alcohol can interfere [&hellip...

  • Helping Dry Eyes with Better Nutrition

    Nov 19, 14 • DiseasesNo Comments
    Helping Dry Eyes with Better Nutrition

    Tears protect your eyes from dust, infections and pollution. And therefore, those with chronic dry eye, caused by either a decrease in tear production (the prescription drug Restasis helps this) or tears that evaporate too quickly, may notice their eyes are frequently so dry they hurt, sting or feel gritty. In addition, chronic dry eye can lead to blurred [&hellip...

  • Feast on Fish for Your Heart

    Nov 17, 14 • UncategorizedNo Comments
    Feast on Fish for Your Heart

    By Collier Perno If you’re among the 60% of Americans with elevated blood pressure I’m sure you’ve heard your doctors say these things: “lower your sodium intake,” “increase your physical activity,” and “decrease your alcohol consumption.” While these are all great recommendations, new research has shows there is an alternative treatment that may be even [&hellip...

  • Eat Real Food

    Nov 12, 14 • Uncategorized2 Comments
    Eat Real Food

    While in the midst of writing about the debate on dietary fats, I stumbled across this article, which advises us to “eat real food” and “avoid anything that didn’t exist 100 years ago” (ugggg but I like broccolini! and, you might find me kicking and screaming if I have to give up frozen food). The “eat real food” advice [&hellip...