Amy Shults RDN, CDN, CDE
Registered Dietitian Nutritionist & Certified Diabetes Educator

September 10, 2019

Last month, WW (previously known as Weight Watchers) launched the app "Kurbo by WW", which created quite the internet discussion. I have some strong opinions about it and wanted to discuss.

What is Kurbo by WW?

Kurbo is a dieting app designed for children betwe...

August 27, 2019

Everyone knows that we should be eating more vegetables, and the food market has really capitalized on this in the past several years. At the grocery store you will now find veggie chips, veggie straws, veggie crisps and veggie pasta.

While some of these veggie products...

March 12, 2019

Want to lose weight and keep it off? There are so many ways to lose weight, and it can be overwhelming to pick a plan that’s going to be successful. It would be great if we knew what truly worked for other people, right? Enter the National Weight Control Registry.

The N...

September 11, 2018

If you have a child that is overweight or obese, you know the emotional pain that it can cause both to your child and to you as a parent. While this may be a sensitive subject, it shouldn’t be simply ignored with the hope that “they’ll grow into it”. Finding an approac...

August 28, 2018

Breastfeeding provides a great deal of health benefits to babies, but not everyone realizes that it’s great for mom too. Not only can it save you money and time, it provides you with some health benefits as well.

Oxytocin to the Rescue

When a baby breastfeeds, your body...

April 24, 2018

Fad diets are a part of our past, present and future. There have been countless fad diets over the years, entailing a wide variety of different rules and products. Some diets have been silly while others are down right scary (tape worm diet, anyone?). One typical theme...

January 9, 2018

When I meet people in the office, I never prescribe a specific diet. I work with them to gradually make changes to improve their diet, in an effort to help them meet their goals. That doesn’t mean I don’t take ideas and concepts from specific diets, though. One diet, t...

December 5, 2017

A quick swap of the type of applesauce you’re buying can save you lots of calories and sugar! When you buy simply “applesauce”, this is going to be a sweetened product, generally with high fructose corn syrup as the second ingredient.

The next time you're shopping, look...

November 21, 2017

The holiday season seems to start with thankfulness and cheer, and end with bloat and regret. Let’s keep that from happening this year!

I’m a firm believer that we all should enjoy food, enjoy the holidays, and in particular, enjoy food on holidays. Your diet should nev...

September 19, 2017

Have you ever been curious about weight loss drugs? Well I’m here to share all of your options with you. Along with diet and exercise, prescription weight loss drugs can help some people lose weight. They can generally help people lose 5-10% of their body weight. This...

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Disclaimer: This blog is for informational purposes only. It should not be a substitute for individual advice from a health care professional. Talk with your physician, Registered Dietitian Nutritionist, and/or Certified Diabetes Educator about what is best for you and your health.

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