Does Sugar Feed Cancer?

Does Sugar Feed Cancer?

By Trinh Vu, Texas State Nutrition Intern Does sugar feed cancer? This myth has been going around for some time now. All of our cells in our body use sugar or glucose as a primary source of fuel. We can obtain glucose from many different types of foods, fruits, whole...

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Type 2 Diabetes and Insulin Resistance It is a well-known fact that our dietary choices can impact our risk for certain medical conditions. There is so much conflicting information out there that people sometimes get confused and don’t know what to believe. The...

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What Is a Flexitarian Diet?

What Is a Flexitarian Diet?

Flexitarians eat a mostly plant-based diet with animal products added occasionally. The word “flexitarian” is simply the combination of the two words flexible and vegetarian, whereas a diet is simply a way of life. The theory behind the...

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Make your exercise goals this year SMART

Make your exercise goals this year SMART

Exercise looks different for everyone:  This time of year, a lot of people have made New Year’s resolutions to get in shape. Keep in mind that as you set off to achieve your new goal to be fit, we are all different and at different stages in our lives. So, being fit...

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Fresh Fruit/Vegetables Vs. Frozen or Canned

Fresh Fruit/Vegetables Vs. Frozen or Canned

So often in my profession I am asked the question about fresh fruit/vegetables vs. frozen or canned. It has often been said that fresh veggies and fruit are the best choice over canned or frozen. I have always taken this position and in my view, when it comes to taste...

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To air fry or not to air fry

To air fry or not to air fry

One of the questions I get on occasion from some of my patients is, "Should I get an air fryer?" Kitchen gadgets can make cooking easier and air fryers are one of the kitchen gadgets that has been all the rage over the past few years. Let us take a closer look at...

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Stop Making…New Year’s Resolutions for Weight Loss for Good!

Stop Making…New Year’s Resolutions for Weight Loss for Good!

Quit dieting once and for all. Dieting just does not work! Why is that? It seems that the mindset we often have is that in order to lose weight, we have to put ourselves on some restrictive diet that is ridiculously low in calories which is simply not realistic and...

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The Sugar Question

The Sugar Question

One of the questions that often arises when talking to some of my clients, is about sweeteners. As a result, the topic of sugar vs. honey comes up and then the question that ensues is which sugars are better, the white or the golden colored ones? The following is a...

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MAKE A PLAN FOR A HEATHIER THANKSGIVING HOLIDAY!

MAKE A PLAN FOR A HEATHIER THANKSGIVING HOLIDAY!

With Thanksgiving comes lots of advice about how to lighten up your Thanksgiving plate. Although, there are things to do to keep us from getting out of control, we must give ourselves permission to enjoy the day and be realistic about it. The first thing is, don’t...

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Hi! I’m Elissa.

Food4Success

Food4Success

Welcome! I am a registered dietitian, mother of 2 littles, and messy cook who loves spreading credible nutrition knowledge and tasty, nutritious recipes. With our busy lifestyles now a days, I am ALL about simplicity without sacrificing taste or nutrition. My hope is to empower clients, individuals, and families with the nutritional knowledge that allow them to live life to the fullest, and enjoy their food too!

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