Expert Blog Posts

  1. April 17, 2014

    Waist size may be a predictor of life expectancy

    By Katherine Zeratsky, R.D., L.D.

    What is your waistline telling you? Get a measuring tape and find out if your waist circumference is in a range associated with shorter life expectancy.

    8 comments
  2. September 26, 2013

    Diabetes and weight loss: Tips for success

    By Nancy Klobassa Davidson, R.N. and Peggy Moreland, R.N. Diabetes and weight loss: Aim for success by learning from those who've achieved long-term weight loss. 13 comments
  3. September 25, 2013

    Weight management mantra: Maintain, don't gain

    By Jennifer K. Nelson, R.D., L.D. and Katherine Zeratsky, R.D., L.D. Try thinking about about weight in a new way: Focus on a healthy lifestyle that prevents weight gain rather than on dieting for weight loss. 6 comments
  4. April 25, 2013

    Exercise, hunger and weight loss

    By Jennifer K. Nelson, R.D., L.D. and Katherine Zeratsky, R.D., L.D. The connection between exercise, hunger and weight loss is not as straightforward as it may seem. 10 comments
  5. April 10, 2013

    Sugar challenge: Cut the sweetness for 2 weeks

    By Jennifer K. Nelson, R.D., L.D. and Katherine Zeratsky, R.D., L.D. Can you give up added sugar and artificial sweeteners for two weeks? You may never think about sugar the same way again. 23 comments
  6. April 4, 2013

    Money talks when it comes to weight loss

    By Jennifer K. Nelson, R.D., L.D. and Katherine Zeratsky, R.D., L.D. Would a financial incentive influence you to choose healthier foods and smaller portions, pass on dessert, and exercise more? 1 comment
  7. March 27, 2013

    Calories reconsidered

    By Jennifer K. Nelson, R.D., L.D. and Katherine Zeratsky, R.D., L.D. Is the formula used for predicting weight loss flawed? What about how calorie counts are calculated? 8 comments
  8. November 10, 2012

    Is a calorie always a calorie?

    By Donald Hensrud, M.D. While studies continue to reveal new factors in weight gain, a healthy diet and physical activity are still the most important factors in managing weight.  6 comments
  9. September 26, 2012

    Don't go against the grain — Go whole grain

    By Jennifer K. Nelson, R.D., L.D. and Katherine Zeratsky, R.D., L.D. Grains are part of a healthy diet, and at least half should be whole grains. Try these easy tips for adding whole grains to meals. 4 comments
  10. August 22, 2012

    Train like an athlete for better health

    By Jennifer K. Nelson, R.D., L.D. and Katherine Zeratsky, R.D., L.D. Let the spirit of athletics inspire you to be the healthiest you can be. 7 comments
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