Avoid These Summer Diet Pitfalls


While it’s primetime to escape day to day stress, the summer is no time to take a break from maintaining a healthy weight.  In fact, it’s a great time to focus on weight loss. The warmer weather and extended daylight hours naturally boost the desire to get out and do stuff.  But beware, there are diet derailers lurking in the park, at
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Summer in Southern Scandinavia

Beautiful salad of avocado, shrimp and vibrant greens

I recently traveled to Malmo, Sweden by way of Copenhagen, Denmark. It was my first time in Scandinavia and I already look forward to going back. I arrived at the hotel around 10A and after a well-deserved nap, I took a walk down the street.  I saw a couple outside with two beautiful salads and instantly my lunch
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Morsels of the Week

It’s been a pretty busy week.  Lots of new studies, reports and tidbits on food, nutrition and health. Here are a few that stand out. The Obama Administration revealed the first ever National Prevention Strategy.  Why should you care?  It represents a shift in the way the country views healthcare, going from a focus on
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Goodbye, Food Guide Pyramid

When I officially began studying food and nutrition science at Georgia State University, one of my first classes covered the basics via the Food Guide Pyramid.  It was criticized for being carb heavy and labeling all fats as “bad.” In 2005, the Food Guide Pyramid underwent a radical change.  The dated pictures of foods were
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Sip Slim this Summer

  Summer has unofficially arrived and so has the heat here in Atlanta.  With that comes the urge to splurge on cool summer treats, often in the form of frosty drinks.   You don’t have to let summer drinks keep you from achieving your weight loss goals.  Here are a few of the most common liquid
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