The holiday season is part of our life! It’s a time to celebrate, a time to spend with friends and family, a time to enjoy, a time to feel good about, and a time to make memories! So placing this dark cloud over it sends the wrong message. I also think the diet industry really … More Why you don’t need a “How to get back on track after the Holidays” tip list. Develop the healthy mindset now.
Our individual gut contains more bacteria than stars in the Milky Way. Probiotics from both foods and supplements get a lot of attention and certainly serve a purpose in terms of gut health. Food sources such as Kefir, yogurts, kimchi, authentic sourdough bread, sauerkraut, are some foods that contain probiotics. But perhaps a component that … More Resistant Starch and Your Gut
I have just recently begun paying more attention to the ingredients found in products such as lotions, shampoos, conditioners, soaps, etc. I have for a long time been mindful about the food I eat, where it is from, how it is made, weird ingredients to avoid, etc. but I didn’t so much pay attention to … More Choosing Safer Beauty and Food
I have never been a fan of snacking much or several small meals a day. The reason for me is 1. You are eating all day long and 2. You never really feel hungry or full when constantly grazing. Instead, I am a proponent of eating a full meal, 2-3 per day, listening to your … More Listen to Your Hunger Signals
When switching over to a plant based diet, many question if protein intake will be adequate. To begin understanding daily protein needs, it must first be pointed out that amino acids are the building blocks of proteins and these are what form the various proteins needed for daily processes, muscle rebuilding and maintenance, tissue repair, … More Explaining Protein needs and how to achieve on a plant based diet.
Sharing this article from The Cleveland Clinic: Focus on how a food makes your body feel, not on whether it fits in with the current diet fad. “Healthy foods give us more energy and tend to make us feel better,” Ms. Taylor says. “Even something like ice cream can fit into this framework. You know … More How to Reset Your Brain For Success in terms of Weight Loss
Catching the sunset yesterday was pretty significant and symbolic of the end of a chapter in my life. Yesterday was my last day at my very first job as a dietitian. I said goodbye to the place where I received my foundation as a dietitian, grew as a dietitian, and gained confidence as a dietitian. … More Here’s to Sunsets, a Goodbye and the Start of Something New
The word “diet” and act of “dieting” instills a sense of deprivation, restriction, and mindset of “I can’t have that.” What this does is it creates an unhealthy relationship with food and if you feel deprived you aren’t likely to stick with it. So, if you are wanting to lose weight, then approach it with … More Do you want to lose weight? Don’t go on a diet. Here is why…
I first learned about food deserts in college and if you don’t live in one, you may not be aware of their existence or the health implications and difficulties associated. A food desert is an area or community where there is little to no access to affordable and nutritious food. As a result the population … More Fields to Families- a nonprofit who believes everyone deserves access to fresh and healthy food
You’ve heard it before: Breakfast is the most important meal of the day. But is it really pivotal for weight loss? Most research concludes a morning meal has little or no effect on your waistline. However, dietitians frequently recommend breakfast as part of a plan to drop pounds or maintain a healthy weight. “I … More Is Breakfast key to weight loss? I’m a fan!