The focus throughout the holidays should be on weight maintenance. Otherwise, you can get into trouble with yo-yo dieting or skipping meals to save up for one big holiday feast, which can sabotage long-term success.
We can all admit that eating around the holidays is hard. Even as a registered dietitian, I want to choose every deliciously decadent item I can get my hands on. And to be honest: I do — to some extent. But overall, it’s important to keep your eyes on the prize during the holiday season, and the ultimate prize is your health.
It’s no secret that breakfast is the most important meal of the day. The problem is that breakfast can only be beneficial if you put the right kind of fuel in your body.
For kids who are overweight or obese, the everyday challenges of the teenage years can seem even greater. A recent study says that teens who are teased about their weight are more likely to become obese adults.
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With so many different beverage options, it’s difficult to know what the healthiest selection is. A registered dietician weighs in on beverage choices that are available for you and your child.
Even if you generally avoid fad diets, some of them may sound good enough to try with your family. Your children also can get pulled in, at the expense of good nutrition. Find out what you need to know from a pediatric dietitian.
In a country filled with readily available processed and high-calorie foods, our eating habits have changed greatly – and so has kids’ liking of fruits and veggies.
Fructose is naturally present in most fruits and some vegetables, but it’s also found in many processed foods and drinks, such as candy, juice, soda and snack foods, making it difficult to avoid.
The AHA says it is issuing the guidelines because studies have consistently found a link between added sugars and conditions that lead to cardiovascular disease.