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  • 5 Steps to Staying Healthy This Holiday Season

    5 Steps to Staying Healthy This Holiday Season

    Jill Weisenberger, MS, RDN, CDE, CHWC, FAND Yikes! The holidays are here! According to a new study, Americans typically gain a small amount of weight around Thanksgiving and then a bit more around Christmas. The researchers estimate that it takes about 5 months to lose those holiday pounds. Rather than starting the New Year with a resolution, this year resolve to eat and live healthfully throughout the holidays to start the year without extra pounds. Get started with these five steps to avoiding holiday weight gain. Focus on the meaning of the season. It goes without saying that holidays and holiday parties aren’t all ... > Read More

  • Ask an Expert

    Ask an Expert

    We asked many of you for your questions on sucralose. Here are the top questions we received and the answers direct from registered dietitians with the Calorie Control Council. Splenda (a brand name) also known as sucralose is a great option.  The short answer to your question is to choose the one you like best!  The longer answer is that while all sugar substitutes taste sweet, they don’t all taste the same.  Everyone perceives taste differently so what might appeal to one person might not appeal to someone else. The good news is that all of the U.S. Food and Drug ... > Read More

  • School is In: Healthy Lunches for All

    School is In: Healthy Lunches for All

    Lunchtime can get a bit boring for both kids and parents. Sure a turkey sandwich and an apple are wholesome and nutritious, but by the second month of school, it’s pretty monotonous. Start the school year right and stay on a healthful path with these lunch tips for students and parents alike. Start with balance. Whether you’re packing your own lunch or lunches for the kids, begin with the notion that food is nourishment and meals should be balanced. Include at least one good source of protein such as chicken, tuna, beans, tofu, eggs and cottage cheese. Always include both fruits and vegetables. Add ... > Read More

  • Stay Deliciously Hydrated

    Stay Deliciously Hydrated

    They say eight glasses of water a day, right? Well, maybe not. After hearing this advice for so long, it’s hard to believe that it’s not advice for everyone. However, two scientific reviews found no evidence for the recommendations. Plus, in 2004 the Institute for Medicine (IOM) suggesting that average healthy Americans could stop fretting over measuring their water intake and could simply let thirst be their guide. What’s more the IOM recognizes we can adequately hydrate with beverages other than water and that many solid foods contribute to our fluid needs. Thirst may not always indicate hydration status. If you ... > Read More

  • What 22,000 Adults Had to Say About Low-Calorie Sweeteners and Weight Loss

    What 22,000 Adults Had to Say About Low-Calorie Sweeteners and Weight Loss

    Research on regular users of low-calorie sweeteners has found they have better diets than nonusers. If that isn’t incentive to use them, I don’t know what is! Of course, adding a low-calorie sweetener to your coffee isn’t all it takes to become healthy and thin, but studies show it can be part of a healthy lifestyle for many people and helps them reach their goals. And that’s exactly what the latest study by researchers Adam Drewnowski and Colin Rehm at the University of Washington found. Since other research has reported an association between low-calorie sweeteners and obesity by simply looking at who ... > Read More

  • Diabetes Myth Busting: Snacks are a Must

    Diabetes Myth Busting: Snacks are a Must

    Myth: People with diabetes must eat snacks two or three times daily. Real deal: Snacks are optional for most people with diabetes. Let’s crush some snack-related anxiety. Snacks are not required for most people, even those with diabetes. If you like them and they help you, snack on. Just choose wisely. If you don’t want to snack, you may not need to. This snacking myth likely got its start many years ago when there were few diabetes medications on the market, and they all had the side effect of hypoglycemia (low blood sugar). People who took diabetes medications were at risk for developing ... > Read More

  • Sucralose Safety Confirmed by Global Health and Regulatory Authorities- Results of Recent Study Contrary to Extensive Body of Science

    Sucralose Safety Confirmed by Global Health and Regulatory Authorities- Results of Recent Study Contrary to Extensive Body of Science

    March 21, 2016 -- Results of a new study by the Ramazzini Institute are at odds with the wealth of scientific studies and regulatory opinions confirming that sucralose is safe and approved for use in foods. The study, published online in the International Journal of Occupational and Environmental Health, alleges an increased risk of tumors in male mice when given sucralose. While regulatory authorities have not commented on the results of this study, previous studies from the Ramazzini Institute with a similar objective have been dismissed by regulatory agencies including the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the European ... > Read More

  • 3 Ways to Manage Food and Fitness this Holiday Season

    3 Ways to Manage Food and Fitness this Holiday Season

    Jill Weisenberger, MS, RDN, CDE, FAND I was compensated for my time in writing this post, but all opinions are 100% my own. The difference between good intentions and success frequently comes down to having a plan. With the hectic holidays fast approaching, it’s a smart idea to marry your good intentions to eat well and exercise with a solid plan. Try these three ideas. Stick to a schedule As much as possible, stick to your current routine. If you usually jog first thing in the morning or attend yoga class before heading home from work, continue those activities. If you have scheduling conflicts, ... > Read More

  • 3 Healthy Habits that Aren’t Just for Weight Loss

    3 Healthy Habits that Aren’t Just for Weight Loss

    Jill Weisenberger, MS, RDN, CDE, FAND I was compensated for my time in writing this post, but all opinions are 100% my own. It’s common for dieters to bump up their exercise, trim portions, eat more low-calorie foods and make other positive lifestyle changes. But should people who aren’t worrying with their weight make these changes? Here are three healthy living strategies worth doing whether we want to lose weight or not. Healthy Habit #1: Move! Exercise does far more than burn calories. Yes, it does help manage weight, but even without weight loss, exercise improves insulin resistance and decreases markers of chronic inflammation. ... > Read More

  • Sweet Weight Loss

    Sweet Weight Loss

    Jill Weisenberger, MS, RDN, CDE, FAND I was compensated for my time in writing this post, but all opinions are 100% my own.   How nice to know that you can manage your weight and still enjoy a sweet taste. Researchers found that dieters who drank diet sodas lost more weight than dieters told to drink only water. But don’t think that simply drinking diet beverages or replacing some sugar with sucralose or other nonnutritive sweeteners will magically melt away the pounds. You’ve got to make smart choices. Enhance the flavors of naturally healthful foods. Swap out sugar for sucralose and other nonnutritive sweeteners in smoothies, ... > Read More