Sunday is the day my whole family typically gathers for a weekly meal. I am super fortunate in this regard as my kids are pretty grown up (24, 21 and 16) and only the latter still lives at home! As my children have gotten older, this event becomes more and more rare:( I usually attempt … Continue reading Grilled Red Pepper & Sautéed Spinach Whole Wheat Orzo Salad
As a registered dietitian, I am fortunate to interact with many people trying to improve their health and fitness by improving their eating habits. I’m passionate about food and nutrition and love helping people develop new, healthier eating habits. It is so gratifying when someone is able to meet their nutritional goals! Weight loss is … Continue reading Think You’re Eating to Lose Weight? Think Again.
The majority of people who are overweight think it’s a constant battle. I think we’ve all heard the same old things. Eat less. Drink more water. Exercise. Small changes. Etc, etc, etc. Yes, all of these things are true. If it really was that easy, everyone would be doing it successfully, right? There are … Continue reading 3 “Must Dos” to Shed Pounds
I saw the above tweet on Twitter the other day and was mortified. Really, it’s easy to get strong and flat abs? I’ve been trying to get strong and flat abs for 30 years, however, I must admit I have not tried their 7 minute a day technique. If I had a penny for every … Continue reading It’s So Easy!
Disappointment. Discouragement. Feelings of being a failure. Thinking why can everyone else do this and I can’t? That is how Sally felt after her first day of trying a new weight loss plan. Many of us struggling with weight loss or any change in our health or behavior habits have felt this way. What do we … Continue reading Why Can’t I Lose Weight? – Part II
Recently I read an article in USA Today entitled, “Loosen Your Belts: U.S. Waist Sizes Keep Increasing” (http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2014/09/16/waist-sizes-expanding-study/15723771). The author wrote in the conclusion the following statement: “Just go to the mall and watch people walk by. There’s belly spilling over the waistband on almost everybody.” You know what? As much as we hate to admit … Continue reading Why Can’t I Lose Weight? Part I
I’m usually a little skeptical when a new “superfood” is introduced. I don’t believe there is one food that is the magical cure for everything. That actually drives me crazy. A balanced diet nutritionally and incorporating foods THAT YOU LIKE to eat is the way to go. However, I have no problem giving kudos to ones … Continue reading Quinoa – Keen-what?
Sorry, but this post is not going to be related to anything heart health! I feel like I need to get something off my chest. I’m not just venting, though, I also have a potential solution to what I perceive as a problem. Something that may help us all when we go out on a Saturday night to dine in a fine restaurant. Has … Continue reading I’ll Have the Licorice Root and Hyssop….
It’s post-Super Bowl Monday. I was at a gathering last evening with Super Bowl appropriate foods that would make your heart run into a closet and hide as we would if someone were chasing us with a gun. Yes, there was definitely buffalo chicken dip. Let’s not forget the jalapeno cheese poppers with a yummy ranch dipping sauce. Main entrees, of … Continue reading Post-Super Bowl Report – Foods for a Hearty Heart
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Did you ever wonder about your relationship with food? Do you eat to live or live to eat? Do you think of foods as “good” and “bad”? As a dietitian, you probably think I have it all under control. Well, I don’t. I love food. I love… Continue reading Philosophy of Food