Healthy Foods You May Be Eating Too Much Of

The clean-eating trend shows no signs of stopping, and while I’m thrilled that people are focusing on choosing more unprocessed (or lightly-processed) foods, I’m a little worried about a message I keep hearing in those circles: that calories don’t matter. I’m definitely not an advocate for obsessively tracking calories. And I like the intentions behind […]

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A Nutritionist’s Take on Halo Top and Other ‘Healthy’ Ice Creams

I once made black bean brownies, a process that involves pureeing an entire can of beans into a batter that bakes up surprisingly rich and fudgy. My kids, who were well aware of the secret ingredient, agreed it tasted good. But my teenager was annoyed. “Brownies aren’t supposed to be healthy,” he griped. “Why can’t […]

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A Dietitian’s Honest Thoughts About Weight

Something interesting has happened in the field of nutrition: Weight has become a very touchy subject. Back when I got my degree, emerging research about obesity was a red-hot topic. I wrote a lot of magazine articles about weight loss, and my master’s thesis was a survey of people who had undergone gastric bypass surgery. […]

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