Expert Blog Posts

  • 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? 10 comments
  • March 06, 2013

    Myths about weight loss

    By Donald Hensrud, M.D. Taking the myths out of weight loss make it easier to achieve real success. Keep it simple and follow an effective program to lose weight. 15 comments
  • Feb. 06, 2013

    Industry reacts to attacks on sugar-sweetened drinks

    By Jennifer K. Nelson, R.D., L.D. and Katherine Zeratsky, R.D., L.D. Are makers of sugar-sweetened drinks responding with real change or just trying to retool their image? 5 comments
  • Feb. 01, 2013

    Is sitting the new smoking?

    By Nancy Klobassa Davidson, R.N. and Peggy Moreland, R.N. Research shows that sitting too much can lead to a host of health problems, including diabetes. 24 comments
  • Jan. 23, 2013

    Strategies for dealing with snack attacks

    By Jennifer K. Nelson, R.D., L.D. and Katherine Zeratsky, R.D., L.D. Snacking can be a strategy to control hunger and overall calorie intake, if done smartly. 7 comments
  • Nov. 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
  • Nov. 07, 2012

    Sleep and energy balance

    By Jennifer K. Nelson, R.D., L.D. and Katherine Zeratsky, R.D., L.D. Eating fewer calories than you burn should lead to weight loss, right? So why is it that this equation doesn't always seem to work? 3 comments
  • Oct. 13, 2012

    The scale, friend or foe?

    By Nancy Klobassa Davidson, R.N. and Peggy Moreland, R.N. Watch your weight and attain a healthier life in managing or preventing diabetes. 18 comments
  • Oct. 03, 2012

    What will it take to reverse the obesity epidemic?

    By Jennifer K. Nelson, R.D., L.D. and Katherine Zeratsky, R.D., L.D. The rates of obesity and related diseases are on course to increase dramatically over the next 20 years. What can be done? 19 comments
  • Aug. 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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