Calorie and Quality…They Both Matter

I recently spoke with someone who said that with regard to weight gain, it doesn’t matter where the calories come from. She suggested that eating a donut is no different than consuming a more nutritious food with the same calorie count. Her argument was it...

Weighty Matters

I recently discovered that my body scale at home was inaccurate. It’s a doctor’s scale like those our healthcare teams have us step on when we go in for check-ups. You know the type: it has two measuring bars, one in 10 pound increments (starting at 100 pounds) below...

Judgment of the Jamboree

This year, for the very first time, The Boy Scouts of the America has decided to bar obese scouts from their annual Jamboree. It’s the organization’s biggest even of the year, so the announcement prompted a lot of discussion in the media. Agree or disagree, the...

Lettuce, Tomatoes, and Bananas, Oh My!

Researchers in Sweden followed 71,706 adult individuals between the age of 45 and 83 over a 13-year period in an effort to determine the benefits of eating fruits and vegetables every day. They found that eating five servings of fruits and vegetables each day...

STOP THE DIET, I WANT TO GET OFF Advance Preview

STOP THE DIET, I WANT TO GET OFF! By Lisa Tillinger Johansen, MS, RD   I’m in the process of writing my second book STOP THE DIET, I WANT TO GET OFF! It takes a look at the fad diets out there and reviews their pros and cons. Ultimately, I discuss a healthy way...

Birthday Bash

Friday was my birthday. And while I’ve enjoyed quite a few of them as the years have swept swiftly by, I, as always, enjoyed my special day. I’m a firm believer in that we should celebrate ourselves. And we’re never too old for birthdays. Why is it that so many of us...