Dietician/nutrition

Health diet trends for 2020

[KARE 11, Jan. 8, 2020] It’s a new decade of health trends. Each year we see new fads make headlines, especially diets. Emily Niswanger, a registered dietitian with Allina Health talked with KARE 11 News to discuss what trends we can expect to see this year.

Made a New Year’s diet resolution? How to follow through

[WCCO-TV, Jan. 8, 2020] 80 to 90 percent of all New Year’s resolutions fail and many of them have to do with diet and losing weight. Allina Health registered dietician Amy Pleimling talked with WCCO News about a better way to follow through with those diet resolutions.

Intermittent fasting’s pros and cons for weight loss

[WCCO-TV, Oct. 19, 2019] Intermittent fasting is becoming more popular lately as a way to lose weight. Allina Health dietitian Amy Pleimling talked with WCCO News about different ways to do intermittent fasting and how it works.

How risky is eating red meat? New papers provoke controversy

[KARE 11, Oct. 1, 2019] In a series of papers just published, a team of international researchers say the increased risks of eating red meat are small and uncertain and that cutting back likely wouldn’t be worth it for people who enjoy meat — contradicting established advice. The new studies muddy the waters about just […]

Benefits and drawbacks of intermittent fasting

[KARE 11, Sept. 20, 2019] Half of Americans say they are trying to lose weight. In the quest to find the easiest, fastest and healthiest way to drop pounds, intermittent fasting has become all the rage. Intermittent fasting cycles between periods of eating and periods of no food. People are strategically skipping meals in hopes […]

How to eat healthy at the state fair

[KSTP-TV, August 25, 2019] For most, heading to the Minnesota State Fair means taking on good amount of extra calories from fried foods and sweets.  But Amy Pleimling, a registered dietitian with Allina Health, says that doesn’t always need to be the case.