Searching for a Local Dietitian?

How do I find a dietitian in my area? A great Web site to consult is eatright.org, the official site of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietitics. There you can find a list of Registered Dietitians in your area.

Add the Pounds to Your Suitcase, Not Your Person

Summer is right around the corner and many of us are dusting off our suitcases with visions of vacations dancing in our heads. We’ll travel by trains, planes and automobiles, as well as by boat, bus, cycle and foot. Our vacations will run the gamut from visiting family and friends, exploring our own states and countries to immersing ourselves in cultures foreign to our own. All are wonderful pursuits. And while we will all utilize our time off in different ways, there’s certainly one thing that we’ll all do. We’ll eat. And we may eat too much. The consequence of this is that many of us will end up gaining a pound or two…or more. Now don’t get me wrong. Vacations are for letting go a bit and having fun. And when we find ourselves in different environments with different cuisines, we should definitely sample the local fare. But, it’s important that we not abandon our health entirely or pack on a lot of unwanted pounds. After all, a vacation is a short-term retreat. Our bodies are with us for life. So how do we navigate the sometimes dangerous waters of travel with regard to weight gain? By employing a few strategies, it’s not so difficult. Here are some tips: Stay active. If possible, keep up with your exercise regime. Also, while exploring the sites, do it on foot or by bike as much as you can. Wear a pedometer and make sure that you walk at least 10,000 steps per day. Don’t drink your calories. Enjoy water and other calorie-free/low calorie beverages. Aim to not completely abandon healthy...

Think Differently

I enjoyed speaking at the Think Differently Forum at the College of Charleston last week. The topic was my book FAST FOOD VINDICATION and my position on fast food and its effect on society. Click here to read the presentation:...