Where can I find a dietitian who could go through my kitchen cabinets and help me change my bad eating habits?

Where can I find a dietitian who could go through my kitchen cabinets and help me change my bad eating habits? Click on the "Find a registered dietitian" link at the Find a registered dietitian on the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics on any page. Include your zip code or city/state, the type of service...

How many American adults go on a diet each year?

Could you please tell me the approximate number or percentage of American adults who go on a diet each year? Thank you. According to NPD Group's (market research company) "National Eating Trends" 2008, 70% of Americans are eating lower fat foods and over 50% are eating "reduced calorie, whole grain or fortified foods". Increased food...

Do you think organic fruits and vegetables have more nutritional content?

Do you think organic fruits and vegetables have more nutritional content than conventionally grown fruits or vegetables? This is something that I've wondered for a long time but, haven't been able to prove it. This is for a nutrition class that I am taking. Thank you for your time. According to research, no. Organically grown...

How do I stop craving sweets? When I smell chocolate, my mouth waters?

How do I stop craving sweets when I smell them like chocolate and my mouth waters? Here are some suggestions: Have a healthy eating plan. This helps guide what you are going to eat and plan to eat 3 meals or at least every 4 hours. Anticipate hunger by eating regularly. Make eating purposeful. Eat...

I eat so terribly. Should I consult a nutritionist or a dietitian?

I will try to be succinct. I am of average weight and love to exercise. My problem is that I eat so terribly. An example of my eating habits: 7 AM 2 cups decaf coffee 10 AM 1 cup decaf coffee and yogurt 12 PM 1 cup pasta with a diet coke 3 PM chocolate, chips or pretzels,...

I have been trying meal preparation ahead of time, but I am running out of ideas.

I have been trying meal preparation ahead of time, but I am running out of ideas. The new recipes I am looking into I am afraid will not last like the ones I already prepare. How long will the following last if I was to prep them? Egg White Omelet Grilled chicken Asparagus Mashed...

A teen has red, splotchy-looking dry rash. Are there certain foods to eat or restrict?

This patient has a rare skin disease. The patient with this is only 16 years old. She has it only on her hands. It is red, splotchy-looking dry rash. Her parents requested that I try to find out if there is anything out there regarding certain foods to eat or restrict. They know toxic...

The media is telling me that everything I eat is bad for me.

Hello. I just got through reading your very informative web page! Nice job. I have a question that I'm sure you can answer. Lately, everywhere I turn people and the media are telling me that everything that I eat is bad for me! From sugar is poison, to fat is bad, to that chocolate bar...

What are the nutritional benefits of brown versus white rice?

What are the nutritional benefits of brown versus white rice? Brown rice has the bran coating so it will be at least 10% higher in fiber, magnesium, and selenium. It is significantly higher in manganese.  White rice, as well as grain products that have been processed, are fortified with folacin to reduce neural tube birth...

All my life I have suffered from excessive tiredness after eating.

All my life (52 years) I have suffered from excessive tiredness after eating which has been a real nuisance especially in my job. I believe it is something to do with eating bread as sandwiches, toast, etc. seem to have the worst effect. Other carbohydrates, e.g. potatoes, seem to have much less effect. However,...