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Maryann Tomovich Jacobsen, RD

Maryann Tomovich Jacobsen, RDMaryann Tomovich Jacobsen, RD

Registered Dietitian

Nutrition
Obesity

405 Answers79 Followers9 Best Answers13,535 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. It's important you talk to your healthcare provider about the amounts they recommend. Vitamin D recommendations are usually based on your blood...
A. It depends on the quality of your current diet. Some pescatarians eat dairy and others don't. If you don't eat dairy, vitamin D and calcium...
A. It is difficult to stretch out your stomach after gastric bypass. It may happen somewhat with constant overeating over a long period of time but I...
A. You should call the manufacturer and ask the company why. Supplement companies are not regulated like drugs are so be careful and make sure your...
A. I don't advise that you try to lose weight at this point. Research shows that people your age that diet to lose weight, gain more weight into...
A. You need to call your doctor. He or she should prescribe a vitamin D supplement to get your levels back up and will test you again to be sure...
A. I think it's important for you to take step back. You are not even close to being overweight and although you say your weight is healthy, that...
A. First off, it's important to follow your doctor's order for diet progression after your surgery. There will likely be a progression to follow...
A. Best Answer
Black, green and oolong tea contain tannins that bind to iron and decrease its absorption. Herbal teas can have tannins too but it varies from tea to...
A. While there is not much sugar in lemons, you should only drink water before your fasting blood sugar. Try scheduling the test first thing in the...
A. The stomach does not absorb nutrients but it does play a role enhancing absorption of certain nutrients in the small intestine. For example, the...
A. Yes, plant foods are associated with decreased cancer risk, especially fruits, vegetables, whole grains and legumes. Add more of these to your diet...
A. It's tough to say without more information. Here are some possible reasons:You are not at the right calorie level. How did you decide on 1600...
A. Generally, a diet free from alcohol and low in fat is recommended for pancreatitis. I recommend you ask your doctor or dietitian how...
A. Your body responds to food intake with hunger and fullness. Even if you eat every couple of hours, if it's not enough to fill you up, you will...