Laura Motosko, MSEd, RD

Bio

Specialties:

  • Nutrition & Dietetics

Affiliation:

  • Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics

Location:

  • Lauderdale By The Sea, FL

Activity

  • Laura Motosko, MSEd, RD - Lauderdale By The Sea, FL - Nutrition & Dietetics

    What should I eat as I get older?

    As we age our bodies have decreased cell turnover or growth and therefore require less energy. Fewer calories are needed in your diet as metabolism slows to maintain a healthy weight. It remains important for optimal nutrition that whole foods rich in vitamins and minerals and fiber for fullness are consumed....Read More
  • Laura Motosko, MSEd, RD - Lauderdale By The Sea, FL - Nutrition & Dietetics

    How can I keep my blood sugar levels stable?

    Blood sugar levels with type one diabetes is managed with diet, medications and insulin. Type two diabetes is controlled with diet, exercise, weight loss if overweight, and in some cases medications and insulin.

    Carbohydrate in food affects blood glucose directly and must be monitored in your diet. Foods contain a combination...Read More
  • Laura Motosko, MSEd, RD - Lauderdale By The Sea, FL - Nutrition & Dietetics

    Why doesn't dieting ever seem to work?

    Weight loss involves many factors including your environment, behavior change, physical activity, diet and genetics. Reducing calories in your diet is the most effective way for most people to lose weight. It is important to see your doctor for physical exams and medical tests to determine if hormones...Read More
  • Laura Motosko, MSEd, RD - Lauderdale By The Sea, FL - Nutrition & Dietetics

    How can I know how much fat I am eating?

    There are two ways to look up amount of fat grams contained in a serving of food. In packaged foods the Food and Drug Administration requires that total fat grams, including unhealthy saturated fat be labeled on all foods. First, look at the serving size listed for the food, second determine how many servings...Read More
  • Laura Motosko, MSEd, RD - Lauderdale By The Sea, FL - Nutrition & Dietetics

    How can I best manage my weight?

    Long term healthy weight maintenance is best achieved with a steady nutrient dense diet plan including whole grains, fruits, vegetables, healthy fats such as olive oil, proteins including lean meat, nuts, legumes, beans, soy or dairy and reduced saturated fat, sodium and sugar. Physical activity...Read More
  • Laura Motosko, MSEd, RD - Lauderdale By The Sea, FL - Nutrition & Dietetics

    What are the sources of vitamin A?

    The best source of vitamin A is liver in animal products. Other good sources include sweet potatoes, carrots, dark leafy greens, eggs, tomatoes and fortified milk. Read More
  • Laura Motosko, MSEd, RD - Lauderdale By The Sea, FL - Nutrition & Dietetics

    How can I lose weight to lower my blood pressure?

    Consider following the DASH (Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension) diet developed by the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute. The DASH diet has been shown to be effective in reducing blood pressure and when followed in a low calorie meal plan can help you to lose weight. The nutrient dense...Read More
  • Laura Motosko, MSEd, RD - Lauderdale By The Sea, FL - Nutrition & Dietetics

    Will eating more protein help me lose weight?

    Adequate protein is essential to maintain lean muscle mass which is metabolically active tissue helping you to lose weight. On average you require about as many grams of protein as your weight is in kilograms. To convert your weight from pounds to kilograms divide your weight in pounds by 2.2. One ounce

    ...Read More