Kary Woodruff

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Kary Woodruff is a Sport Dietitian at TOSH - The Orthopedic Specialty Hospital, where she specializes in nutrition for athletes, disordered eating patterns, and weight loss. Kary lives in Park City with her husband and soon-to-be 2 kids, and loves any activity she can do in the mountains.

How can I eat healthier at home?

By Kary Woodruff
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As a dietitian I get asked a lot of questions about what people should eat or not eat. I often get asked about certain fad diets to know if they really work. With National Eating Healthy Day tomorrow (Nov. 5, 2014), I wanted to take a few minutes and provide answers to the five most common questions I get asked by patients, friends and family. 

How to eat like an Olympian

By Kary Woodruff
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For Olympic athletes training for a gold medal, it is more than just hours spent practicing their sport. Ask any Olympian and they’ll tell you that nutrition is also a major component of their training plan. Improper fueling during training and competition can mean the difference between first and second place, so following a sound nutrition plan is essential for optimal performance and recovery. While you may not be training up to 6 hours a day, 6 days per week, eating like an Olympian can certainly help you to achieve your performance goals. Here are key points to develop your nutrition plan.

Find the heart healthy menu item when dining out

By Kary Woodruff
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Did you know that on average, Americans will eat out four times a week? This can include grabbing something in the drive-thru or taking the family out to a nice restaurant. Either way, not knowing what is on the menu can lead to going the less-than-heart-healthy route. Check out this everyday scenario to see how you stack up on choosing the most heart-healthy menu item.