Ask the Dietitian: Is it better to eat natural forms of sugar instead of refined white sugar?

We were born to love sugar. Humans have a natural taste preference for sweets. Back in the day, sugar was a source of extra calories that was easily burned off with exercise and everyday physical activity. Nowadays, all of that extra sugar is going straight to our waistlines. Added sugars can lead to obesity which then leads to complications such as diabetes and heart disease.

Fish Tacos

I’m very proud of my husband; he has become quite the cook. He has been trying new recipes, most of which include seafood. Last night, he found a recipe for fish tacos that was amazing! He even shopped for the ingredients himself (after getting a little help finding the jicama). He found the recipe on www.allrecipes .com; we did alter the recipe slightly from the original.

Ask the Dietitian: How do I eat healthy while living in a college dorm room?

Q: I am a college student and don’t have the option of cooking and preparing my own meals. What are some healthy eating ideas in my situation?

A: I completely understand your situation; in college I lived in the dorms for two years and the only cooking apparatus I had access to was a microwave.

Ask the Dietitian: What is the best pre-workout meal?

Q: What is the best pre-workout meal?

A: The answer is different from person-to-person and depends on what the workout entails. That being said, here are some general guidelines: