How can I eat healthier at home?

By Kary Woodruff
National-Eating-Healthy-Day

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. 

Forget Fat vs. Thin; Focus on Being Healthy and Active

By Tracy Heiner
Forget Fat Vs. Thin, Remember Healthy vs. Unhealthy

Our whole lives we’ve heard “you can’t judge a book by its cover,” but do we really take it to heart? Our first impression of someone is what we see. If you’re thin we think… healthy; if you’re overweight we think…unhealthy. First impressions aren’t always correct, though. Maybe what’s on the inside really does matter more than what’s on the outside.

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.