Should I Try the Mediterranean Diet?

This post is part of the “To Try or Not to Try” blog series. Written by a registered dietitian (RD) or dietetic intern, each post explores the claims and science surrounding a different dietary pattern or trend. After compiling this research, each RD or RD2be gave the diet a grade based on whether it appearsContinue reading “Should I Try the Mediterranean Diet?”

Should I Try Whole30?

This post is part of the “To Try or Not to Try” blog series. Written by a registered dietitian (RD) or dietetic intern, each post explores the claims and science surrounding a different dietary pattern or trend. After compiling this research, each RD or RD2be gave the diet a grade based on whether it appearsContinue reading “Should I Try Whole30?”

Should I Try Intermittent Fasting?

This post is part of the “To Try or Not to Try” blog series. Written by a registered dietitian (RD) or dietetic intern, each post explores the claims and science surrounding a different dietary pattern or trend. After compiling this research, each RD or RD2be gave the diet a grade based on whether it appearsContinue reading “Should I Try Intermittent Fasting?”

Should I Try Weight Watchers?

This post is part of the “To Try or Not to Try” blog series. Written by a registered dietitian (RD) or dietetic intern, each post explores the claims and science surrounding a different dietary pattern or trend. After compiling this research, each RD or RD2be gave the diet a grade based on whether it appearsContinue reading “Should I Try Weight Watchers?”

Should I Try Clean Eating?

This post is part of the “To Try or Not to Try” blog series. Written by a registered dietitian (RD) or dietetic intern, each post explores the claims and science surrounding a different dietary pattern or trend. After compiling this research, each RD or RD2be gave the diet a grade based on whether it appearsContinue reading “Should I Try Clean Eating?”

Should I Try a Juice Detox?

This post is part of the “To Try or Not to Try” blog series. Written by a registered dietitian (RD) or dietetic intern, each post explores the claims and science surrounding a different dietary pattern or trend. After compiling this research, each RD or RD2be gave the diet a grade based on whether it appearsContinue reading “Should I Try a Juice Detox?”

To Try or Not to Try: Dietitians Explore Popular Dietary Patterns & Trends

’Tis the time of year for New Year’s resolutions! Surveys show again and again that some variation of “eating better” is usually one of the most common. As a dietitian, I support this aspiration — I want to help people change for the better through their food choices. However, I also know (both through myContinue reading “To Try or Not to Try: Dietitians Explore Popular Dietary Patterns & Trends”

10 Practical Mindful Eating Tips

The definition of mindful eating according to the Center for Mindful Eating is as follows: Mindful eating is allowing yourself to become aware of the positive and nurturing opportunities that are available through food selection and preparation by respecting your own inner wisdom. By using all your senses in choosing to eat food that isContinue reading “10 Practical Mindful Eating Tips”

Chickpea Flour Banana Pancakes

As a foodie and a scientist, I love experimenting with different cooking and baking ingredients and methods. Innovative ingredients that food companies produce in response to consumer demands such as gluten-free, vegan, organic, etc. are some of my favorite food purchases — they give me more options for my experimentation. 🙂 Some of these innovativeContinue reading “Chickpea Flour Banana Pancakes”

Vegan Pumpkin Cheesecake

While I don’t follow a vegan diet, I love to experiment with vegan recipes (especially baked goods). Vegan recipes aiming for a cheesy flavor often utilize cashews and require a food processor to achieve a smooth texture. I usually find this messy, exhausting, and not worth the time. Recently, I stumbled upon the solution inContinue reading “Vegan Pumpkin Cheesecake”