Ashley Koff, RD

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  • Ashley Koff, RD - Washington, DC - Nutrition & Dietetics
    Ashley Koff, RD answered:
    Calories are units of energy. Your basal metabolic rate is the energy -- measured in calories -- that your body needs daily for your cells to function properly and to stay alive. It's what you burn without exerting any effort. Most women need a daily average of 1,500 to 1,800 calories. Of course,...Read More
  • Ashley Koff, RD - Washington, DC - Nutrition & Dietetics
    Ashley Koff, RD answered:
    Chronic dieters are chronically energy depleted. Traditional dieting typically revolves around restrictions and deprivations. Rather than a constant flow of energy, you experience highs and lows. And when you can't stand avoiding sugar any longer, you can eat an entire box of cookies, sending your bo...Read More
  • Ashley Koff, RD - Washington, DC - Nutrition & Dietetics
    Ashley Koff, RD answered:
    Foods that are good sources of carbohydrates include:
    • Dairy/dairy substitutes: coconut water, plain; milk, nonfat 1% or 2%; almond, rice, coconut and soy (unsweetened, plain); regular yogurt and kefir, plain, fat-free or low-fat
    • Fruit: apple; apricots; bananas; blackberries; blueberries; can
    ...Read More
  • Ashley Koff, RD - Washington, DC - Nutrition & Dietetics
    Ashley Koff, RD answered:
    If you reduce your portion sizes and still find yourself very hungry, then you've got three options to consider:
    • Choose higher fiber foods.
    • Eat more veggies.
    • Check in with yourself to see if you're actually not hungry, but not stuffed. Many people become so conditioned to big feelings of fullness
    ...Read More
  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Public Health & General Preventive Medicine:

    TUESDAY, July 21, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Whether you are slim or obese, if you drink lots of sugary soda or other sweetened drinks you are more likely to develop type 2 diabetes, a new analysis reveals.

    Until now, health experts have thought that sugary drinks...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Public Health & General Preventive Medicine:

    TUESDAY, July 21, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Whether you are slim or obese, if you drink lots of sugary soda or other sweetened drinks you are more likely to develop type 2 diabetes, a new analysis reveals.

    Until now, health experts have thought that sugary drinks...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Endocrinology Diabetes & Metabolism:

    TUESDAY, July 21, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- A class of diabetes meds that include widely used drugs such as Actos and Avandia may help protect users against Parkinson's disease, a new study suggests.

    The study included nearly 44,600 British diabetes patients who took what are known as glit...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Endocrinology Diabetes & Metabolism:

    TUESDAY, July 21, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- A class of diabetes meds that include widely used drugs such as Actos and Avandia may help protect users against Parkinson's disease, a new study suggests.

    The study included nearly 44,600 British diabetes patients who took what are known as glit...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Health Education:

    TUESDAY, July 21, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Many lives could be saved if more people performed CPR immediately after seeing someone go into cardiac arrest, a new study contends.

    To come to that conclusion, the researchers looked at the results of a four-year program in North Carolina that...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Health Education:

    TUESDAY, July 21, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Many lives could be saved if more people performed CPR immediately after seeing someone go into cardiac arrest, a new study contends.

    To come to that conclusion, the researchers looked at the results of a four-year program in North Carolina that...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Health Education:

    TUESDAY, July 21, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Despite smaller, prior studies suggesting that the diabetes drug Actos might raise users' risk of bladder cancer, a large new study finds no evidence for such an effect.

    However, the study did find an association between the use of Actos (pioglit...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Health Education:

    TUESDAY, July 21, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Despite smaller, prior studies suggesting that the diabetes drug Actos might raise users' risk of bladder cancer, a large new study finds no evidence for such an effect.

    However, the study did find an association between the use of Actos (pioglit...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Health Education:

    TUESDAY, July 21, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Despite smaller, prior studies suggesting that the diabetes drug Actos might raise users' risk of bladder cancer, a large new study finds no evidence for such an effect.

    However, the study did find an association between the use of Actos (pioglit...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Endocrinology Diabetes & Metabolism:

    TUESDAY, July 21, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Taking two 12-week courses of alefacept -- a drug already approved to treat the skin condition psoriasis -- may help people with newly diagnosed type 1 diabetes preserve some function in the beta cells in the pancreas, a new study suggests.

    Peopl...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Endocrinology Diabetes & Metabolism:

    TUESDAY, July 21, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Taking two 12-week courses of alefacept -- a drug already approved to treat the skin condition psoriasis -- may help people with newly diagnosed type 1 diabetes preserve some function in the beta cells in the pancreas, a new study suggests.

    Peopl...Full Article