Hydration and Fueling Tips for Fitness

As a registered dietitian, board certified specialist in sports dietetics and sports dietitian for professional, collegiate, Olympic, high school and masters athletes, my role is to help them capitalize on hydration and fueling strategies to optimize performance. Whether you’re starting a fitness journey, trying to maintain fitness, working on altering body composition or summer conditioning, … Read more

How to Eat Like the Mediterranean Diet With Other Cuisines

The Mediterranean diet consistently ranks at the top of US News & World Report’s list of Best Diets because it’s healthy, sustainable and a flavorful way to eat. But not everyone likes olives, feta and other staples of what’s typically thought of as the hallmark foods and flavors of the Mediterranean diet. (Getty Images) If … Read more

8 myths about diet, exercise and sleep | Health

Beliefs developed when young about what is or isn’t healthy can follow us for a lifetime, experts say. But what if those controls don’t hold up to scientific scrutiny? Here are eight assumptions about diet, exercise and sleep that fail to meet the sniff test. Myth No. 1: Popular diets are everywhere so they must … Read more

US News & World Report Diets: Leek Soup Diet | Diet & Fitness

Though leeks are a national emblem of Wales, it was the French who made them into a diet fad. (Getty Images) These tall, white and green plants are a root vegetable in the allium family (which includes garlic, chives and onions). Leeks contain lots of organosulfur compounds, which are organic molecules containing sulfur. These compounds … Read more

Leek Soup Diet: Meal Plan, Food List & Tips | Best Diets | Diet & Fitness

Though leeks are a national emblem of Wales, it was the French who made them into a diet fad. (Getty Images) These tall, white and green plants are a root vegetable in the allium family (which includes garlic, chives and onions). Leeks contain lots of organosulfur compounds, which are organic molecules containing sulfur. These compounds … Read more

Is a 1,200-Calorie a Day Meal Plan Right for You | US News | Food

When it comes to losing weight, it can seem like 1,200 is the magic number. Practically every weight-loss website out there has at least one (or one dozen) 1,200-calorie-a-day diet options. Even the National Institutes of Health has published a 1,200 calorie a day meal plan. (Getty Images) What’s so special about consuming 1,200 calories? … Read more

Best Diets for Women Over 50

Betsy Fears, a registered dietitian nutritionist who practices at RET Physical Therapy Group in Lake Stevens, Washington, about 40 miles north of Seattle, says many of her women clients become alarmed and puzzled when they put on unexpected pounds around age 50. (Getty Images) Some of her women clients gain between 10 and 30 pounds … Read more

How a Social Support Network Can Help You Live a Healthy Lifestyle

Everyone knows how difficult it can be to stick with a behavior change over the long haul, whether it’s eating a healthier diet, exercising regularly, quitting smoking or any of the countless ways people work to improve their health and wellness. (Getty Images) It can feel easy in the early days, when your motivation is … Read more

What You Need to Know About the IIFYM Diet

The If It Fits Your Macros diet is a flexible eating plan in which “no foods are off limits,” says Brittney Bearden, a registered dietitian and sports nutrition manager with Texas Health Sports Medicine in Dallas. (Getty Images) The IIFYM eating regimen allows for any and all foods, “as long as the food fits your … Read more