Ask A Dietitian: Does the Proportion of Protein, Carbs, and Fat in My Meals Matter?

*This post deals with the proportion of macronutrients (protein, carbs, and fat) in your meals. One of the many advantages to joining the Cooking Light Diet is having access to our staff of professionals. In particular, members can tap into the expertise of our James Beard Award-winning lead dietitian, Carolyn Williams, PhD, RD, who’s been…

Do Calories Matter?

One of the many advantages to joining the Cooking Light Diet is having access to our staff of professionals. In particular, members can tap into the expertise of our James Beard award-winning lead dietitian, Carolyn Williams, PhD, RD, who’s been an instrumental part of the team since we launched our service in 2014. Here Carolyn…

The Best Carbs for Weight Loss

Carolyn Williams, PhD, RD, is the James Beard award-winning lead dietitian on the Cooking Light Diet. Watch the video to see which carbs to add to your diet and a few strategies that will shift your carbohydrate intake to higher quality. High-carb, low-carb, no-carb… what’s best when it comes to weight loss? Carbohydrates are an…

Ask A Dietitian: What’s So Great About “Natural Foods?”

*This post focuses on “natural foods” and the science behind that phrase. One of the many advantages to joining the Cooking Light Diet is having access to our staff of professionals. In particular, members can tap into the expertise of our James Beard Award-winning lead dietitian, Carolyn Williams, PhD, RD, who’s been an instrumental part…

Here’s How To Curb Sugar Cravings

Sugar is life in America. It’s everywhere, and the marketing apparatus intent upon upping consumer sugar intake has been incredibly effective. How effective?  The USDA has reported that per-capita soft drink consumption has increased by almost 500% in the past 50 years. And that’s just soft drinks. We’re basically living inside a Willy Wonka fever dream, folks….

7 No-Fail Tricks for Successful Meal Prep from People Who Do It Every Week

Everyone knows that cooking meals at home is the best way to eat mindfully and take care of your body. Everyone. Even the CDC encourages it. Fast food is delicious, sure, but calorically, it’s inadvisable and unsustainable. But prepping and cooking meals at home can also be very, very hard. Life has a tendency of getting in…

Ask Our Expert: What Is Clean Eating, And How Can I Eat Clean With This Meal Plan?

This article was written by Carolyn Williams, PhD, RD, our lead dietitian. The premise is “clean eating explained.” Over the past five to ten years, “clean eating” has become synonymous with healthy eating. But what exactly does it mean to “eat clean?” You’re not alone if you’re not 100% sure, so I’m breaking down the…