Everyday Strategies to Look and Feel Your Best

Have you felt run-down, lackluster, or just “blah” lately? It can be hard to know where to start when your life and self-care habits need a boost. Although it’s no mystery that a healthy diet and regular exercise are keys to your well-being, there’s more to it than that. It’s also essential to take a look at your mental health, your attitudes toward your appearance, how you spend your time, and … [Read more...]

Calories in = Calories out? Factor Affecting the Energy Balance Equation

When I first started my career as a cardiac dietitian, I memorized the Harris Benedict equation, which is a long mathematical equation for calculating the resting energy expenditure for men and for women.  Resting energy expenditure (RMR) is the number of calories that a person needs to stay alive while resting. RMR accounts for about 60-75% of total daily energy expenditure so it is … [Read more...]