Food labels

To know if a certain product is healthy for you, you need to read the food labels. Because reading food labels is a hassle and not everyone knows how to interpret it, some countries started marking products with a star or color code to make it clear to consumers what is healthy and what is not. While those systems may seem like a good idea, it’s much more complicated than this. There are just too many factors that play a role in deciding if a certain product is healthy or not. Nestle is one of the companies that managed to […]

5 Healthy bites to watch the FIFA World Cup

Crispy chickpea’s Chickpeas are a good source of proteins, especially for people that don’t eat meat. A tasty way to eat them in front of the TV is by baking them in the oven. Pour a can of ready-made chickpeas in a bowl together with 1-2 spoons of olive oil, some spices and salt. Cover the bowl and shake it until the oil, spices and salt cover all the chickpeas. Place the chickpeas on a baking plate (preferably with bakery paper) and put it in the oven for 20 minutes. You’re free to choose the spices you like, I usually […]

Why do diets fail?

As a dietitian, I’m almost always the last solution. People come to dietitians only after they tried every possible method in the Internet and failed. They try so hard, they follow the diet to the letter and still do not lose weight, not permanently, and sometimes it comes back with some bonus weight. There are many reasons why diets fail. Here are the main reasons I encounter daily and you should be aware of: Extreme dieting Sometimes people don’t have the patience and want to see immediate results. Unfortunately, in dieting there are no shortcuts. If you try to go […]