Don’t fall for fad diets

Registered dietitian Elizabeth Somer weighs in on “fad diets” and why they often lose popularity and fade away. “Fad diets almost never teach you how to eat right, so as soon as you go off the fad diet, you return to your old eating habits and gain back all the weight, sometimes more. Also, if…

The Micro-Nutrient Calculator

It is hard to know whether or not you are eating as nutritiously as you should be, even if you think you are.  Now there is an easy-to-use calculator that helps determine the amount of nutrients you need, called the Micro-Nutrient Calculator. The brainchild of Julia Bird of the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, the website recently launched and uses nationally representative U.S. nutrient intake data. This tool gives…