Why Severely Restricting Calories Won’t Help You Lose Weight

While we would all like to think that the key to weight loss is simply "calories in vs. calories out," in reality, it's much more complicated than that. Restrictive fad diets and modalities would like us to believe otherwise with their overly simplistic, black-and-white rules. But the truth is, successful weight loss cannot be done …

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Warning Signs of a Fad Diet

Oh fad diets... The bane of every dietitian's existence. These diets are usually the ones making ridiculous and unrealistic claims. Yet many people are still drawn to them, which is what they are designed to do. One of the main reasons I started blogging as a nutrition student was to dispel false diet advice. And …

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9 Foods That Will Help Improve Your Eye Health

Everyone wants to have healthy eyes. And being the generation with screens constantly in front of us, it is extremely important for us to consider ways to improve our eye health. Studies show that excessive screen time leads to eye strain, which results in eye dryness, irritation, fatigue, and blurred vision. So since we're basically set up …

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What’s This Dukan Diet That Everyone Seems to Love?

Anyone who knows me knows that I love anything French. The language, the food, the beautiful landscapes of the French countryside. So when I heard about the Dukan Diet, created by a French doctor and supposedly mimicking the diet of the French locals, I just had to take a look. Not to mention Kate Middleton follows this …

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15 Vegan Sweet Potato Recipes That Show How Versatile This Veggie Is

It's hard for me to find time to spend in the kitchen. I've found that keeping sweet potatoes around my apartment is a really good idea, so I always have a delicious food fix that's both quick to make and healthy. I've compiled a bunch of my favorite vegan sweet potato recipes for you. Whenever it's …

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Why No Calorie Counting May Be the Best Calorie Counting

We've all been there at one point or another. An insecure teenager willing to do just about anything for the approval of others. In my case, I was a young sophomore in high school when I discovered the magical idea of calorie counting. Upon first hearing about it, and hearing the success stories of people who …

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Margarine vs. Butter: What’s the Difference?

Ever since the 1860's, when margarine was invented, people have been wondering which of these mysterious spreads is better for our health. Butter or margarine? Even now, with the many health advancements we've made, this is still a common debate. Through this article, I'm hoping to get all the facts out there and help people …

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What are Hemp Seeds? What to Know About this Nutrient-Dense Food

I'm always on the hunt for easy ways to add variety to my meals, whether it be something to mix into my yogurt, toss in a salad, or add to a snack dip. Because I study nutrition, I'm constantly learning about the role nutrients have in our overall diet. One of the healthy foods I recently …

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Why You Shouldn’t Attempt the Grapefruit Diet

With bikini season just around the corner, there is a lot of pressure to have a perfect figure. People will do just about anything to reach their weight-loss goals, whether it be exercising for obscene hours at the gym, taking diet pills, or eating next to nothing. As the generation with the world of knowledge at …

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What to Know About Detox Diets

The term "detox diet" is thrown around a lot in this day and age, and especially around this time of year with New Year's resolutions and the desire to "cleanse" after a long holiday season. Many of these diets involve a period of fasting and/or strict dieting, which often consists of raw fruits and vegetables, …

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