The Marvelous, Misunderstood Carbohydrate

The Marvelous, Misunderstood Carbohydrate

Demystifying carbohydrates Most popular diets such as the ketogenic diet, Atkins diet, and Whole30 encourage dieters to limit or exclude carbohydrates.  If avoiding carbohydrates makes you feel “hangry” and deprived, you’re not alone. As Nancy Clark, RD once said...
7 Clues to Identify Nutrition Quackery

7 Clues to Identify Nutrition Quackery

Social media has become a part of our daily lives, for better (baby giraffe videos) or for worse (fake news and so so so many ads). My friends often ask me to weigh in on whether the nutrition advice that pops into their Facebook feed is legitimate. I don’t...
Help Your Picky Eater: Four Positive Strategies

Help Your Picky Eater: Four Positive Strategies

Picky eating behaviors are normal If you think your child is a picky eater, you are in good company! About half of parents report that they have at least one child who is a picky eater. Parenting a picky eater can be frustrating and causes a lot of anxiety for both...
BMI is not a good proxy for good health

BMI is not a good proxy for good health

The 2018 Food & Health Survey does it again I wrote this blog post in 2017 and sent it to the International Food Information Council, requesting that they re-examine their statement that someone with a BMI over 25 must be mistaken in asserting that they are in...
How to Form New Habits By Setting Goals

How to Form New Habits By Setting Goals

Leverage Goal-Setting to Form New Habits We all have goals in our life that we cannot seem to reach. Maybe your goal is to exercise more, or eat more fruits and vegetables each day. You know that the key to reach your goals is to form new habits that will help you to...
Balanced Eating: 4 Principles to Find Food Balance

Balanced Eating: 4 Principles to Find Food Balance

The beauty of balanced eating Every day we balance our time, our emotions, and our energy. Balance applies to all aspects of our lifestyles, especially when managing busy work and personal schedules, along with stress, sleep, and of course, what we eat. Balanced...
Use a Hunger Scale to Become an Intuitive Eater

Use a Hunger Scale to Become an Intuitive Eater

Hunger Scales: A Key Tool for Non-Dieters There is a lot of buzz in the media right now about dieting. The latest research supports what you probably already knew in your heart: for the majority of us, diets don’t work. If you’re one of the many dieters...
3 Reasons Why This Dietitian Hates “Cheat Meals”

3 Reasons Why This Dietitian Hates “Cheat Meals”

Cheat Meals We’ve all heard this term. It’s that meal or snack you “get to” eat at some designated time, normally after being really restrictive or “good” about your diet. The internal dialogue often goes something like this: “If I eat healthy for X amount of days,...

New Registered Dietitian Nutritionist, Deborah Torrey Fisher!

Hello, Choose Food Community! I am thrilled to be joining this team and am looking forward to further promoting the vision and message of Choose Food! A little about me… I am a Licensed and Registered Dietitian Nutritionist from Austin, TX. I completed my...
Celebrity Fad Diets: Debunked

Celebrity Fad Diets: Debunked

I was recently interviewed by Business Insider about debunking a few celebrity fad diets. I love how the article turned out and encourage everyone to read and share! I never get tired of talking about fad diets, so I decided it might be fun to publish a more complete...