Nutrition & Diet Coach

Peggy Korody North San Diego Registered Dietitian

“Sprinkle, Eat, and Lose Weight” sound familiar?

Did you fall for the  “too good to be true” – “sprinkle, eat and lose weight” Sensa marketing hype?  If so you should know the FTC is issuing refund checks. Not surprising, there is  no scientific evidence to prove this product results with weight loss. Click here for the FTC announcement. Are you ready to […]

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Weight Loss Scams

Are you looking for a quick, easy, don’t have to do anything weight loss plan?  Well, sorry they do not exist and the FTC is finally coming down on phony plans/products (click here to read more).  If you really want to lose weight the healthy way, contact your friendly dietitian!

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Internet Marketers of Acai Berry Weight-Loss Pills & “Colon Cleansers” to pay $1.5 M

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) announced that an operation that marketed acai berry supplements, “colon cleansers,” and other products using allegedly fraudulent free trial offers and phony endorsements from Oprah Winfrey and Rachael Ray will pay $1.5 million as part of a settlement. The money will be made available for consumer refunds. This is just an […]

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Is it just calories that count?

I’ve been noticing lately the fast food industry is trying to entice customers by giving the impression that their product is a healthy choice because it has less than 500 calories.  Does this make it healthy?  Does using sea salt vs. regular salt make it healthy?  Should I be looking at the fat grams?  From […]

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Portion Distortion and Healthy Tips for Eating Out

A “portion” is defined as the amount of food you choose to eat for a meal or snack. The continuing rising rate of obesity in our country and “portion distortion” plays an important part in these statistics. Twenty years ago a portion of spaghetti and meatballs consisted of one-cup spaghetti with sauce and three small […]

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June Cooking Class: Summer Picnics with Peggy

Tues. June 21, 6:30-8:30pm.  Cooking class – Summer picnics with Peggy Korody, RD, CLT. It’s time to pack up the picnic basket, head off to the park or beach and enjoy some good food. We’ll also talk about food safety, and cook up some tasty take along dishes. $49 (prepay by June 17th receive a […]

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Nutritional Myths

Where should you turn for good nutrition advice? Oprah? Oprah’s cook, her personal trainer, or best friend? How about the clerk at the vitamin/health food store, infomercials, magazines, your friends, or your doctor? What qualifies these sources to give good advice on nutrition? Good nutritional advice comes from trusted sources, and is backed up by […]

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The New California Menu Labeling Law

Did you know that California has a menu labeling law? The first phase went into effect on July 1st, 2009, which basically states that any restaurant chain, with 20 or more restaurants, has to provide nutritional information to it’s customers. As of January 1st of this year, this information has to be on the menu […]

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Fat: The Good, The Bad, The Ugly

Some people look at all dietary fat as a “four-letter” word. Especially since every 45 seconds someone has a heart attack and a high fat diet has been associated as a leading risk factor. It’s important to note that all dietary fat is not created equal and the American Heart Association (AHA) recommends keeping total fat intake between 20 – 35% of your total calories.

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Jumpstart Your Metabolism

So many of us start the year with a “New Year’s Resolution”. What’s on your list? Loose weight, get fit, start a healthier lifestyle? Chances are it’s one or more of these. With the TV News and Internet constantly bombarding us with conflicting stories on how to achieve these goals what should you do? Is it really as complicated as the media and manufactures portray? Of course not, let’s take a look.

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