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Maryann Tomovich Jacobsen, RD

Maryann Tomovich Jacobsen, RDMaryann Tomovich Jacobsen, RD

Registered Dietitian

Nutrition
Obesity

284 Answers56 Followers6 Best Answers5,072 Helpful Answer Votes
 

Bio

Maryann Tomovich Jacobsen is a registered dietitian with 15 years experience in the nutrition field. Based in San Diego, Maryann works as a freelance writer, nutrition consultant and founding editor of Raise Healthy Eaters, a popular blog about family nutrition

Blog: Real Life Nutrition

 

My Answers

A. Because you are advancing your diet, it could be a normal transition as long as it does not last but only your doctor will know for sure. I would...
A. While drinking water is part of a healthy lifestyle, drinking more and not doing anything else will not lower blood pressure.  What will help is...
A. While it may turn your skin yellow/orange, vitamin A from fruits and vegetables is not toxic.  But you do need to worry about missing out on...
A. Here is a good tutorial to help you limit potassium and protein in your diet. Be sure to stay in touch with your doctor as your diet needs may change...
A. There's a lot going on at puberty that could be contributing to your daughter's weight, eating and cholesterol.  First off, weight gain...
A. One of the key things you can do is to lose weight gradually -- about 1-2 pounds per week.  Also, eating a well balanced diet with enough...
A. Because a low residue diet is one that is low in fiber, pepper is not typically excluded.  If you have specific questions about your individual...
A. In addition to exercise, what you eat can help a great deal.  The DASH has been shown to help reduce blood pressure and it focuses on the...
A. There could be a variety of reasons you don't feel full.  It can be related to the type of food you eat, learned habits and psychological...
A. The paleo diet is not mainstream yet meaning most doctors probably wouldn't recommend it. This may change as the research grows.  The...
A. Your best bet is to get follow up either from your doctor who did the surgery or another surgeon.  They will check in with your labs, diet and...
A. Having low potassium is not always due to diet but fluid balance.  That's because potassium, along with sodium, helps regulate body fluids...
A. That is a large amount to take considering the recommended amount for adults is 30 micrograms.  I would check with your healthcare provider on...
A. I think what you may have read is its better to get nutrients from food because of the other health benefits such as fiber and antioxidants...
A. Although there aren't specific foods that are known to reduce fat around the belly, following overall healthy diet will help.  You...