While the holidays can be a cheerful and joyous time with family and friends, it can also conjure up a lot of anxiety and negative feelings when it comes to food and our body image. If you notice that this time of year brings in new challenges when it comes to food, you are not alone. I spend a good amount of time working with my clients on developing healthy ways to navigate these hurdles while promoting a healthy relationship with food and honoring our body. Below, I have l
I have been putting up a strong fight against the end of summer, but I finally gave up and went full blown fall last week when I took my daughter to the farm for a hayride and apple picking. I pinned a few promising apple recipes before we left so I wouldn't be left with a crisper full of neglected brown apples. I rarely suggest just an apple alone for a snack.....boring! But paired with some protein or tossed in a spinach salad, apples bring a fun fall flare to the table for
I have heard about black bean brownies for some time, but have been way to skeptical to try it out for myself....until my chocolate cravings got OOC (out of control). After all, my Mexico vacation.... followed by my trip to Napa.... is upon us, so I would rather make mindful food choices now, than later. Right!? A true Sophie's choice, eh? I found a few potential starter recipes on Pinterest. I say “Starter”, because I always end up tweaking things to fit my health standards.
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
I love the holidays and tend to go a weeeee bit overboard with the shopping.....food, gifts, stocking stuffers.....doesn't matter. As a self-proclaimed professional shopper, I really put some thought into giving the perfect gift because, NEWS FLASH, no one really wants that cheesy rayon mix sweater from Express. As a gift to you, I will share my list for the top gifts, or gifts to give yourself, for a happy and healthy holiday season. French Press: This love affair happened
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