Ask the Diet Doctor: How Much Should I Stand for Weight Loss?

We’ve been told that we sit too much, but there is one time of the day when it’s best to stay off your feet. Q: Okay, I get it: I should sit less and stand more. But what about at mealtime—is it better to sit or stand while I eat? A: You are correct that […]

Ask the Diet Doctor: Should I Soak Nuts, Seeds, and Grains?

The answer may help you absorb more nutrients from snacks and meals. Q: Do I need to soak nuts, seeds, and grains before eating them to remove anti-nutrients? A: Soaking these foods in water for 12 is 24 hours is a common strategy to reduce their phytic acid content. Phytic acid is often pitched as […]

3 Pre-Workout Supplements You Should Use

Are Pre-Workout Supplements Worth It? This is a question I get a lot. Using a pre-workout supplement can be a great way to help you get more out of your workout, but there are many different kinds of pre-workout supplements—ranging from your daily cup of coffee to a precise powder cooked up in a lab—and which […]

Ask the Diet Doctor: Is Dairy Healthy?

Q: What’s the deal with dairy? I’ve heard so many different things! A: Milk, despite being a dietary staple for a very long time, does have its controversial side: On the one hand, you hear that milk and dairy are good sources of calcium, so you should consume them; on the other, you’re told that […]

Ask the Diet Doctor: The Power of Probiotics

Q: Should I take a probiotic supplement? A: The bacterial landscape of your digestive track is in a constant state of flux due to a variety of factors such as diet, stress, medication, and more, many of which we don’t fully appreciate. Click here to read this article at shape.com

Ask the Diet Doctor: Benefits of Plant Waters

Q: Are there any health benefits to the new wave of water alternatives? A: Thanks to the booming popularity of coconut water, many new twists on plain old H20 have arrived at grocery stores, positioning themselves as alternatives to traditional sports drinks and claiming additional health benefits. Click here to read this article at shape.com