Ashley Koff, RD

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  • 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
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    Sharecare News posted a story about Nutrition & Dietetics:

    FRIDAY, Sept. 26, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- The incomes of adult men who were obese as teens may be nearly one-fifth lower than those who weren't obese during adolescence, a new study contends.

    Swedish researchers analyzed data from the United States, the United Kingdom and Sweden and foun...Full Article

  • Ashley Koff, RD - Washington, DC - Nutrition & Dietetics
    Ashley Koff, RD answered:
    Foods that are good sources of carbohydrates and protein include:
    • Dairy/dairy substitutes: cottage cheese, plain, nonfat or low-fat; mozzarella, part skim or nonfat; ricotta, part skim or nonfat; yogurt, plain Greek
    • Vegetables: beans (adzuki, black, cannelloni, edamame, garbanzo, kidney, lentil,
    ...Read More
  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Psychology:

    FRIDAY, Sept. 26, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Recurring emotional stress may trigger a stronger biochemical response in overweight people, possibly increasing their risk of chronic illnesses such as heart disease and type 2 diabetes, a new study suggests.

    Researchers found that overweight pe...Full Article

  • Ashley Koff, RD - Washington, DC - Nutrition & Dietetics
    Ashley Koff, RD answered:
    Good time management can change your life. If you've heard it once, you've heard it a million times -- but there's good reason. One of the biggest energy drainers that moms fail to address is poor time management. And this can have a serious impact on your energy. Planning your meals, grocery shopping,...Read More
  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Endocrinology/diabetes/metabolism:

    WEDNESDAY, Sept. 24, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Working long hours may increase your risk for diabetes, a new study suggests. But the finding seems to depend on your job.

    Researchers examined data from prior studies involving more than 222,000 men and women in the...Full Article

  • Ashley Koff, RD - Washington, DC - Nutrition & Dietetics
    Ashley Koff, RD answered:
    It is a myth that vegetarians and vegans can't get sufficient protein from a plant-based diet. Yes, some plants have components that can block absorption of some proteins, but that doesn't mean one cannot achieve adequate protein intake. It merely means that it requires knowledge and planning.

    When...Read More
  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Nutrition & Dietetics:

    WEDNESDAY, Sept. 24, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- The top U.S. soda makers have agreed to help reduce Americans' consumption of calories from sugary beverages by one-fifth during the next decade -- by shrinking drink sizes and marketing healthier options.

    The Coca-Cola Company, PepsiCo Americ...Full Article

  • Ashley Koff, RD - Washington, DC - Nutrition & Dietetics
    Ashley Koff, RD answered:
    The kitchen should be a safe zone for you and your kids. Don't keep too many treats lying around or they will get eaten (sooner than you think). You should go out for treats. Think of it this way: if your excuse is "Oh, I had the cookies in the house for the kids," and you find yourself consuming them,...Read More
  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Endocrinology/diabetes/metabolism:

    MONDAY, Sept. 22, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Metformin, a drug commonly used to treat diabetes, may raise the risk of low levels of thyroid-stimulating hormone (TSH) among patients with an underactive thyroid, a new study suggests.

    The researchers cautioned that l...Full Article

  • Ashley Koff, RD - Washington, DC - Nutrition & Dietetics
    Ashley Koff, RD answered:
    It's a vicious cycle that results in low energy: the more fats you have, the more toxins you retain, and the more toxins you retain, the harder it becomes to sustain a healthy metabolism to support ideal weight and energy production.

    Too much fat can also slow down the time it takes for you to feel full,...Read More
  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Endocrinology/diabetes/metabolism:

    FRIDAY, Sept. 19, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Trulicity (dulaglutide) has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to treat type 2 diabetes, which accounts for 90 percent of diabetes cases in the United States.

    The drug contains a hormone that helps stabilize blood sugar at nor...Full Article

  • Ashley Koff, RD - Washington, DC - Nutrition & Dietetics
    Ashley Koff, RD answered:
    Buying in bulk often does not save you money. If you don't read the due date and purchase items that expire very soon (and you don't have a family of 15), then it's wasted money. Bear in mind too that if the bulk product was in a bin and is a food that is sensitive to oxygen and light (e.g., nuts, seeds, grains),...Read More
  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Endocrinology/diabetes/metabolism:

    FRIDAY, Sept. 19, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A six-year study of people with type 2 diabetes found that intensively lowering blood pressure had a long-lasting effect in preventing heart attacks, strokes and deaths. But intensive blood sugar control didn't produce those benefits, the researchers fou

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Ophthalmology:

    THURSDAY, Sept. 18, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Daily supplements of selenium or vitamin E don't seem to protect against the development of age-related cataracts among men, a new study indicates.

    Previous animal research has suggested that one or both could help prevent cataracts. To invest...Full Article