The Sweaty Truth About Sauna Suits

The Sweaty Truth About Sauna Suits

Though not an everyday sighting, it’s not unusual to see someone in the gym wearing plastic from head to toe. These sweat suits, or “sauna suits,” are worn with the hope of speeding up weight loss by burning extra calories during a ...
I Can’t Believe It’s Not Sugar!

I Can’t Believe It’s Not Sugar!

Q: What is Xylitol? A: If you haven’t yet tried xylitol you are missing out on a low-impact, natural sugar alternative with a plethora of health benefits. Xylitol is categorized as a “sugar alcohol.” Sugar alcohols are white, water soluble solids whi ...
Spice Up Your Diet for Health & Fat-Burning

Spice Up Your Diet for Health & Fat-Burning

If you’re seeking a way to (literally) spice up your health and weight loss, meet your secret weapons: Spices. First, let’s talk about the hot way to weigh less: capsaicin, the ingredient that puts the heat into hot peppers. In one study, ...
What a Registered Dietitian Eats in a Day

What a Registered Dietitian Eats in a Day

As a registered and licensed dietitian, you can imagine how many times I’m asked, “So, Kristen, what do you eat to stay healthy?” You may have the notion that nutrition professionals are really strict with their diets and count ever ...
Skinny Marble Cheesecake in a Mug

Skinny Marble Cheesecake in a Mug

Why wait all week for a diet cheat day when you can savor something sweet, without the calorie and fat splurge, right now? Keep the mixing bowls and measuring cups in the cabinet. This melt-in-your-mouth, single-serve “cheat”—er, c ...
Chocolate Thumbprint Protein Cookies

Chocolate Thumbprint Protein Cookies

The ho-hum holiday thumbprint cookie has a shortbread base with a schmear of jam. But I like to switch things up. You know, keep it jazzy and interesting. Besides, I can think of richer, more satisfying combos for dessert. (Shortbread and jam sounds ...