Latest by Carmen Roberts, M.S., R.D., L.D.N.

4 Simple Things You Can Do To Help Prevent and Control Diabetes

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention National Diabetes Statistic Report published in 2014, over 29 million people (or more than nine percent of the U.S. population) have diabetes. What is surprising is that more than eight mill...

Fueling Your Student Athlete to Maximize Performance

We all know that proper nutrition is essential for athletes to be at the top of their game. But as parents, we can’t always be in control of what our kids eat while they’re at school, on the field, or traveling with their team. I sat down with the ex...

How to Eat Like an Athlete

Athletes spend months preparing for races, meets, and other events — including endurance competitions — through daily workouts and training. But how do athletes competing at the highest levels prepare their bodies for an event from a nutritional stan...

Modern-Day Wonder Woman: A Profile of Lisa Fritsch

How does Lisa manage her family, job, and staying on top of her health with MS?

Sugar vs. Fat: Have We Been Misled?

Scientists in the 1960s were paid by the Sugar Association to publish data on the effects of sugar and dietary fat.

Easy Weeknight Recipes for Busy Families

It’s tough to prepare healthy meals each night of the week. Here are a few of my favorite recipes that make weeknight cooking a breeze. Shrimp Burrito Casserole Buy frozen or fresh shrimp that are already shelled and deveined. I like to double this r...

Considering Weight Loss Surgery? Good Habits to Start Now

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, more than one third of Americans are obese. Obesity-related diseases such as heart disease, Type 2 diabetes, stroke, and some types of cancer are some of the leading causes of preventable d...

The Right Fuel for Your Workout

We’ve discussed the best foods to eat before and after exercise. Now let’s discuss which foods to avoid because they could harm your workout.

The Best Post-Workout Fuel

Refueling your body after exercise is just as important as eating before your workout. Just as the pre-workout meal is crucial to sustain your energy during your workout, the post-workout meal ensures that you are putting the right nutrients back int...

The Best Pre-Workout Fuel

I am often asked by my clients if it’s wise to eat before a workout, and if so, what to eat. It’s critical to fuel your body properly prior to working out, since working out on a completely empty stomach can lead to fatigue and lightheadedness, cause...