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Tips for Healthy Snacking >

On 03.24.2016 by Molly Bray Yunek

Snacking can be the key to a healthy diet when done properly. But according to the USDA, the average snack for U.S. adults tends to have higher proportions of carbs and total sugars than beneficial nutrients such as protein and fiber. What to look for in a healthy snack The best snacks are those that fill you up quickly, keep you feeling full until mealtime, and add relatively few calories to your daily total. When picking a snack, aim for something that follows these simple criteria: Few calories. Most fruits and vegetables are low in calories. Even when you eat a portion that satisfies your hunger, the calorie count is low. High in protein. Quality protein can increase satiety, help manage weight, and prevent chronic Read More >

R.D.’s Perspective – Two Safe Eggs a Day >

On 04.06.2011 by Debbie Campbell, RD, LD

Safest Choice™ is pleased to feature Debbie Campbell’s expert insights as part of Jay’s Two Safe Eggs a Day Weight Loss blog series. Do Calories Count? I had a nice conversation with Jay where I was able to gather some more information about him. He is hardworking, sincere, and motivated to move in the direction of improving his fitness and maintaining the good health that he enjoys. Jay is 6’6�? tall and currently weighs about 270 pounds. I’d like to calculate how many calories Jay needs to lose weight safely; I use a formula well-known to R.D.’s to determine Jay’s caloric requirements: he needs about 3100 to 3500 calories to maintain his current weight (depending on the amount of exercise he gets), and 2400 calories Read More >

RD’s Perspective – Two Safe Eggs a Day >

On 03.18.2011 by Debbie Campbell, RD, LD

Safest Choice™ is pleased to feature Debbie Campbell’s expert insights as part of Jay’s Two Safe Eggs a Day Weight Loss blog series. The National Nutrition Month's theme is "Eat Right With Color."  We’ve probably heard (mostly from our moms!) to “eat your fruits and vegetables�?.  This is terrific advice, and it actually improves overall nutrition and health.  Fruits and veggies have powerful phytonutrients (read “plant compounds�?) which can help to prevent poor health and may even reverse some conditions, especially high blood pressure, heart disease, Type II diabetes, and even macular degeneration. The results are incredible.  In Jay’s case, eating these foods can improve those nasty hunger levels, which may lead to over-eating. Try these colorful foods for overall better nutrition and aim for Read More >