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Brierley Wright

Brierley's interest in nutrition and food come together in her position as nutrition editor at EatingWell. Brierley holds a master’s degree in Nutrition Communication from the Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy at Tufts University. A Registered Dietitian, she completed her undergraduate degree at the University of Vermont.

Is Thin the Only Way to be Healthy?
Whether it is possible to be healthy and heavy has been an ongoing debate among health professionals. And for a while...
Should I try the alkaline diet?
Following the alkaline diet means eating mostly plants, limiting meat, skipping dairy, sweets, alcohol and caffeine and...
The Best Diet You (Probably) Haven’t Tried
U.S. News & World Report’s Best Diets 2014, released earlier this year, ranked 32 diet plans. But the No. 1 diet...
Diet or Exercise: What's the Best Way to Lose Weight?
If you really want to see that number on the scale drop, what you put in your mouth matters most. People who simply cut...
Best & worst energy drinks
Energy drink sales are skyrocketing: from 2011 to 2012 they grew by 14 percent, a bigger jump than any other beverage...
Ask the Nutritionist: Krill Oil vs. Fish Oil?
Find out whether there are health benefits to taking krill oil instead of fish oil and whether you should take a krill...
The real truth about how food labels affect the food we choose and buy
Next time you open your pantry, take a closer look at the packaging of your food. You probably see a cacophony of...
Why Kraft Cutting Food Dyes is Such Great News & 4 Ways to Avoid Them
Yesterday Kraft announced that they'll be phasing out the use of Yellow 5 and 6 in some of their packaged mac-and-...
Which is better for digestion after a big meal: taking a walk or drinking a digestif?
No-brainer—walk it out! And that’s not just because strutting your stuff will burn some of the calories you ate....
How much protein do I need to eat in my diet and how much protein is too much?
EatingWell's nutrition editor tells you how much protein you need, how much protein is too much and identifies some...
3 Surprising Diet “Wreckers” That Erase Your Hard Work
I work hard for every pound of weight I lose (and those last few post-baby pounds this year were stuh-born). And I’m...
30 Unhealthy Restaurant Menu Words to Avoid
I love that many restaurants and food chains offer up nutrition information—on the actual menu or on their...
Should I try The Fast Diet for weight loss?
Don’t be fooled by the book title. The FastDiet (Atria, 2013), by Dr. Michael Mosley and Mimi Spencer, doesn’t call for...
Health benefits of juicing vs. smoothies
Juicing and smoothies are all the rage right now. While both can boost your fruit and vegetable intake (something most...
Is organic food healthier than conventional food?
Here’s why you can feel good about organic: USDA–certified organic means your food is produced without synthetic...
Gluten-free? Not so fast. Watch out for this list of surprising foods that contain gluten
If you have celiac-disease, gluten-sensitivity or for some other reason you’re not eating gluten—the...
11 anti-aging drinks
Aging is inevitable. Sadly. And there are many variables involved in how long you live. But you can also add years to...
What are trans fats & are there still foods with trans fats to avoid?
First, some good news: manufacturers have significantly reduced the amount of trans fats in packaged foods. Even better...
2 foods you should really be eating at breakfast (and probably aren’t)
Recently EatingWell asked our readers what they focused on when it comes to feeding kids breakfast. I was quite...
Diet myths that are keeping you from losing weight
When it comes to dieting, who isn’t looking to lose weight as quickly as possible? In our quest for a quick fix,...
How to eat to lose weight: what a 1,500 calorie day looks like
Did you know that one-third of New Year’s resolutions pertain to weight, diet and health? It’s true....
How to know how much sugar is in your food
One of the biggest offenders in our diets is an abundance of added sugars.
Can probiotics keep you from getting sick?
With cold and flu season just around the corner, our precautionary routine has shifted from sunscreen for skin...
Is sugar really poison?
I was surprised when I recently saw the statistic that Americans spend about 23 percent of our grocery dollars on...
How not to overdose on salt
Limiting sodium is important for healthy blood pressure and overall heart health. Yet most of us consume, on average, 3...
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