Contrary to popular belief, Dietitians don't hand out toothbrushes and apples to trick or treaters....at least this one doesn't. If there is ever a time for a treat, Halloween is it.....not 3 pm in a cubical in front of spread sheet and/or emails. The key to keeping the holiday weight off this year, and every year after that, is snacking mindfully. Mindful eating is a practice that allows us to fully enjoy and appreciate our food, without distraction, and with the purpose to
If you have ever set foot into my office, you know the rule. Move your body in a way that feels good everyday. To make it attainable for every lifestyle and schedule, I have compiled a list of routines that you can bust out during your lunch break, nap time, hotel room, beach or on a rainy day. No excuses! And remember, just 10 minute intervals are effective. Do what you can, when you can. Beginner Exercise: Repeat 3 times High knees: 50, stand straight with feet hip width ap
For the record, I also think that shoes, chocolate, vacations and flowers are a nice way to say, “I love you", but if you are looking for a nice DIY approach, try one of the following mindfully decadent brunch options. Banana split: A twist on the traditional creamery favorite. Cut the banana in half long ways and top with light yogurt, nuts, fruit salsa and slivers of dark chocolate for an antioxidant kick. Turkey bacon.....but in a heart. Because every brunch needs bacon..
Lies may sound a little harsh.....more like fibs. Sitll bad, huh? First, I would like to clarify that Registered Dietitians/Nutritionists are the leading experts in all things food and nutrition, and work very hard, long after graduation to stay up to date on current studies and trends. I just think we need to rethink some of the stale tips and "isms" that we share with our clients and patients on a daily basis. It can be hard to sum up the way someone should eat vs how they
I love baking on snowy days. There is nothing like that cozy feeling of something sweet radiating from the oven. Naturally, I try to keep my baking adventures practical and healthy. After reading an inspiring article about the cardiovascular benefits of snacking on nuts (Sound nerdy? I can also be found binge watching a decent amount of Bravo on days like these. Did I redeem myself?), I decided to reinvent the remaining bag of walnuts left over in my pantry from the holidays.
It's here! New year resolution time! This is like the super bowl for us type-A, perfectionist Dietitian type. I seriously have my game face on, and have done the leg work for you on which diet trends are worth trying....and which ones will be nothing more than entertaining to hear about from your hangry girlfriends over a nice, lame cup of hot lemon water. 1) Cauliflower: Try It! I have read on numerous sites that cauliflower is the "Food of 2015". Good news, not only becaus
Don't grab those stretchy pants yet! You can still adhere to your weight loss goals and enjoy the holidays without the guilt. Think about it. Over the next 30-something days, how often will you be at a party or event? Probably less than five times. See!? Plenty of opportunity to stay on track. The most important tool you can use to combat unwanted holiday bloat, aside from reading my blog and making a special visit to my office, is tracking your intake using apps like Myfitne
The "fat season" is here! If you are going to gain weight (which you won't because you are reading my blog), chances are it will happen between Halloween and super bowl Sunday. Now that is scary! Your best bet in battling the holiday bulge is to MINDFULLY indulge. So plan ahead, keep tracking and relax. Remember, the holidays are about spending quality time together developing memories......not hangovers or indigestion. Check out the list below to keep your candy indulgences
Even with the popularity of the Atkins diet dying down, I still get tons of questions from clients and patients about how much protein they need each day. For the average person, we need about 0.8 grams of protein per kg of body weight. If you don’t live in the metric system for a living, like myself, divide your weight in pounds by 2.2. Boom! Weight in kilograms! For example: A 180-pound male should consume about 65 grams of protein each day. (180/2.2 X 0.8) If you consider