Category: Nutrition


Top Diets from the Past Decade

There are so many options available today when it comes to dieting. A few are gaining in popularity at unprecedented rates and some have stood


All About Alcohol

What Happens When You Drink Alcohol? After drinking something with alcohol in it, the liver is the main organ doing the work. The enzyme alcohol

App Updates

Hello, Keto Nutrition Score!

Hello, Keto Nutrition Score! We are so excited to launch a new Nutrition Score to our Gold Subscribers following a ketogenic diet!  This score is


Should I Take Creatine?

Let’s Talk Creatine! Creatine is one of the most highly studied supplements around today! In regards to high-intensity exercise and sports, we know that taking


Is Sugar Bad for You?

Let’s Learn About Sugar! If there is one food is highly contested it’s sugar! How many articles/blogs/magazine headlines have you seen that are just concerned

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New Feature: Nutrition Scores

Nutrition Scores – Newest Gold Feature We are so excited to unveil our latest Gold Subscription feature — Nutrition Scores!  That’s right, we’re giving you even

Guest Posts

Guest Post: How to Reduce Sugar Intake

Reducing your sugar intake is perhaps the single best thing you can do your health and well being, and here’s why. Excess intake may contribute

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Fasting with the Cronometer App

Fasting with Cronometer is Here! We are so excited to announce Cronometer has a new feature available to Gold Subscribers! Introducing… fasting! With this comes the


Holiday Guide

Staying on track with your health goals through the holidays can be as easy as… well… taking candy from a baby. But, you wouldn’t ever


Should You Buy Organic?

Is organic worth it? In today’s nutrition lexicon, ‘organic’ has become synonymous with ‘healthy’. Many food companies are guilty of using the term to mislead


What is the Best Diet for Weight Loss?

When it comes to weight loss, everyone has an opinion. From low-carb to low-fat, and everything in between, there is no shortage of diets that


Nutrient Needs for Athletes

The role of nutrition in the maintenance of good health and prevention of disease is well-established. Yet for the competitive or recreational athlete, proper nutrition


Does What We Eat Change our Metabolism?

We’ve all seen those flashy headlines that promise effortless weight loss by simply adding a few key foods that are *guaranteed* to increase your metabolism.

Food allergy
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Food Allergies vs Intolerances

Recent estimates suggest that 3.6% of Americans, or approximately 1 in 25 adults, live with a food allergy or intolerance (1). However, intolerance and allergy

Guest Posts

3 Steps to Mindful Eating

When clients work with me, they expect to talk about their food choices and answer questions like: How many fruits and vegetables do you eat

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Managing IBS with FODMAPs

Understanding IBS Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) is a functional gastrointestinal disorder afflicting between 10-15% of the U.S. adult population (1). There are no specific tests

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Why Do We Lie to Our Cronometer?

It’s happened again.  I lied to my Cronometer. Well, I didn’t entirely lie.  I just didn’t tell it the whole truth. I started out the day

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How much fruit is too much?

Regardless of the type of diet followed, pretty much everyone can agree that eating vegetables is a good idea. However, when it comes to fruit,

Low Carb Revolution
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2018 – The Year of Low Carb

Interview with Dr. Richard Feinman, Professor of Cell Biology, Richard Feinman, PhD, is a cell biologist who is widely credited with doing some of the


Fighting Inflammation with Food

‘Inflammation’ is a commonly cited, yet poorly understood, condition that is often used as a “catch-all” diagnosis by both the wellness and medical community to

waist measure
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What is the Glycemic Index?

Although it may seem like diet trends are constantly changing, the reality is that most popular diets are simply iterations of the low-carb, low-fat, or

Nighttime Snacking
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How to Stop Nighttime Snacking

If you struggle with ‘nighttime snacking’, ‘nighttime noshing’ or the ‘midnight munchies’, you’re not alone. In fact, this annoying little habit is by far the

Guest Posts

How to Find Credible Nutrition Information

Edit   In this further guest posting from Susan MacFarlane, RD, we discuss finding credible nutrition information. Nowadays, everyone seems to be an expert when it

Nighttime Snacking
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Intermittent Fasting and Weight Loss

Another post by our resident RD, Susan Macfarlene, this time tackling the sometimes controversial topic of intermittent fasting and weight loss: Fasting has been an

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Cronometer: The Nutrition Super Tracker

Cronometer: The Nutrition Super Tracker The USDA will no longer offer food and physical activity tracking through SuperTracker, leaving current users looking for an alternative.

Guest Posts

Understanding PRAL Alkaline Diets

Another post by our expert registered dietitian, Susan McFarlane. This time, Susan tackles PRAL centered/alkaline diets and the science behind them. Potential Renal Acid Load

Hunger while dieting
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The Key to Successful Weight Loss

Another post by our expert registered dietitian, Susan McFarlane. This time, Susan tackles the tricky subjects of hunger, satiety and the factors that contribute to

Staying Healthy During the Holidays
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How to Stay on Track during the Holidays

Another guest post from Susan Macfarlane, a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist utilizing to help run a busy private practice in Ontario, discussing the challenge of healthy

Eat Smarter Live Better
Guest Posts

Building a Healthy Baby

Another guest post from Susan Macfarlane, a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist running a busy private practice in Canada’s capital of Ottawa, Ontario, detailing using ( to

Basket of Groceries
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Understanding Cronometer’s Nutrient Ratios – Zinc/Copper

Another guest post from Susan Macfarlane, a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist running a busy private practice in Canada’s capital of Ottawa, Ontario, detailing’s  ( nutrient ratios.

Six Tips for Successful Weight-Loss Tracking

I’m Susan Macfarlane and I’m a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist running a busy private practice in Canada’s capital of Ottawa, Ontario. I’m also a nutrition contributor


What’s Up With Vitamin A?

What’s up with vitamin A and I have one lousy small carrot and I am at 278% of my daily requirement for vitamin A.

How to lose weight with Cronometer

Losing weight is straight-forward with a tool like Cronometer. This article will explain the basic steps to successful weight loss, and why a tool like