Tagged: Nutrition

From Joan Salge Blake:

Eating Breakfast Can Make Your Slimmer Some research suggests that people who skip breakfast have a higher body mass index (BMI), which is a measure of your weight in relationship to your height and a higher tendency of being overweight. With two thirds of Americans overweight, a morning meal may just be the best kept […]

From Joan Salge Blake:

The Science Behind Holiday Weight Gain: Tis the season… We know that the holiday season brings too many parties, too many get-togethers, and too many desserts.  However, an interesting article from the National Council on Strength & Fitness identifies a group of compounding physiological factors that explain why the activities of the holidays make it […]

From Joan Salge Blake:

Stumped and stressed as to what to get everyone this year? Here is my list of Holiday Gifts Made Deliciously Easy to help make this season less anxious and more fun.

From Joan Salge Blake:

General Mills just announced that they will be reducing the amount of sugar in their cereals that are advertised to children. These cereals will soon have less than 10 grams of sugar in each serving. Over the last few years they have reduced the sugar in many of their cereals by as much as 20 […]

A Thanksgiving Series from Professor Joan Salge Blake:

Tip #4: Trim the alcohol. A glass of wine can be enjoyable with dinner, but let’s face it: Alcohol adds more calories to your Turkey Day feast. On top of that, spirits can weaken your willpower, especially when consumed on an empty stomach. Save the first toast for when the turkey is served and sip […]

A Thanksgiving Series from Professor Joan Salge Blake:

Tip #3: Trim the amount of food you eat. We stuff ourselves silly on Thanksgiving because we’re afraid we’ll have to wait another 12 months before we can indulge in the whole turkey thing again. Try to remember that this is America. If you want a turkey with stuffing and apple pie a la mode […]

A Thanksgiving Series from Professor Joan Salge Blake:

Tip # 2: Trim the amount of food you serve on Thanksgiving. Take a head count. How many pilgrims and Indians are you really feeding? I bet it’s a lot less than the first Thanksgiving. I know you want leftovers because they’re the best part of the whole holiday, but do you really need a […]

A Thanksgiving Series from Nutrition Professor Joan Salge Blake:

Between now and Thanksgiving, Registered Dietitian and healthy eating expert Joan Salge Blake will be offering tips to trim turkey day weight. Tip # 1: Carve out an earlier time to eat. When Thanksgiving dinner is served at 2 or 3 p.m., we tend to skip lunch in an attempt to make room for a […]

From Nutrition Professor Joan Salge Blake:

With little kitchen prep and clean up, cereals are an ideal fast food in the morning. A USDA report shows that ready-to-eat cereals are a top breakfast choice and are more popular than breads, bagels, and other bakery items among Americans in the early hours of the morning. Beware: Not all cereals are created equal. […]

From Nutrition Professor Joan Salge Blake:

According to Registered Dietitian and healthy eating expert Joan Salge Blake, “An apple a day could keep the cardiologist at bay…Full of heart-healthy fiber, potassium, and natural sweetness, go hog wild with this season’s bounty of crisp fall apples. Take heart in knowing that a healthy diet rich in fruits, such as apples, and veggies […]