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Nicci Micco

Nicci Micco is co-author of EatingWell 500-Calorie Dinners. She has a master's degree in nutrition and food sciences, with a focus in weight management.

6 carbs that might help you stay slim
I’ve never been a fan of low-carb diets: our bodies and our brains need carbohydrates to work effectively. A few...
Whittle your middle with these 3 foods
Since having a baby five months ago, my belly isn’t quite as flat as it used to be, even though I’ve lost...
3 of the simplest ways to not get sick
With two little kids in daycare, I’m going to do everything I can to keep myself—and indirectly, the little...
6 biggest lies about food busted
The other day while I was making zucchini bread, I cracked an egg and dumped it right down the drain. Total mistake. (...
6 diet myths to ignore
At the end of a long day, after my kids are in bed, lunches are packed and the kitchen is as clean as it’s going...
Lunch-packing shortcuts for super-busy moms
With a full-time job and two young boys (Julian, 2, and Kai, 4 months), I’ve basically abandoned nearly all...
Energy snacks for kid athletes
As a kid, I met the end of August with mixed emotions. I was bummed that summer vacation was ending. But I was psyched...
Why a little chocolate can help your kids eat healthier
What can you do when your kid refuses to eat the very foods he needs most? As a nutrition expert, I know that the...
The best and worst movie-theater snacks (plus, what to eat at home)
Blockbusters and air conditioning make going to the movie theater one of my favorite summer indulgences. But the...
What should Americans eat? Experts announce 8 new food “rules”
I was happy that Penelope Slade-Sawyer, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Health, U.S. Department of Health and Human...
Researcher responds to controversy over high-fructose corn syrup vs. sugar study
On April 9, the folks at Grist.com reported that they’d contacted Princeton researcher Bart Hoebel to address...
How to know if your obsession with food has crossed the line
What’s your escape from a bad day? A massage? A walk with the dog? Or a pint of Ben & Jerry’s ice cream...
6 truths you should know about fad diets
Since I know we’re gearing up for dieting season, I think it’s a good time to confess I’ve never...
Why the new study on high-fructose corn syrup and weight gain is flawed
This week I noticed many news media outlets were reporting that high-fructose corn syrup causes more weight gain than...
5 “bad” foods you should be eating
Recently, a friend who was eating with me appeared shocked as I spread full-fat natural peanut butter on my whole-wheat...
The one nutrient your heart really needs
Limit sodium. Ban trans fats. I know, I know. Keeping my heart in healthy form means paying attention to what I eat....
Why Bill Clinton's heart scare should make us think about our own health
When I read this week that former President Bill Clinton had two stents inserted into a clogged coronary artery, I...
4 tricks to recharge your New Year’s resolution
Can you believe it’s February already? If you’re anything like me, it may be time for a New Year’s...
What can I eat for breakfast to lose weight?
My husband, Jon, can be awake for hours before he wants to eat breakfast. (Coffee—now that’s another story...
The secret to weight loss: eat dessert. (It’s true!!)
If you’re the kind of person who loves chocolate (or fill in the blank with your favorite treat), but bans it...
3 diet myths busted
“I’m working so hard and I still can’t lose weight.” As a nutritionist who specializes in...
Would you want the government to ban “junk foods” aimed at kids?
At 19 months, my son Julian doesn’t know who Dora the Explorer or SpongeBob is, let alone request the yogurts...
Chocolate milk is "soda in drag"? Puh-lease!
The other night on my drive home, I heard something on National Public Radio that really got under my skin. Some...
Are you drinking too much?
This week, the American Cancer Society and the American Heart Association came out with the news that the risks of...
Why I buy organic apples
As a nutrition editor, I know the value of eating loads of fruits and vegetables. I prefer to buy local when I can, but...
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