Gut health. No one wants to talk about it, but it’s VERY important. In fact, if you have poor gut health you can be miserable for hours, days, or weeks at a time. Trust me.. I know. Over the past two years, I have been to my primary physician’s office a number of times complaining… Continue reading I took a probiotic supplement every day for a month and this is what happened
Today I want to bring up mindless and mindful eating. Mindless eating is a big contributor to the large population of overweight and obese people today. A book called Savor: Mindful Eating, Mindful Life says it perfectly. “Most of the time, we are eating on autopilot, eating on the run, eating our worries or anxieties… Continue reading Mindless eating: why it happens and how we can prevent it
Fitness trackers have been growing in popularity over the past decade. Even in the 90s and early 2000’s people tracked their steps with basic pedometers. Like most things, technology improved our ability to track fitness, sleep, and food/water intake. I’ve had some sort of activity tracker stuck to my wrist almost every day for over… Continue reading Pros and cons of activity trackers
We’ve all been there. You have a long weekend at restaurants/bars and events around town. You don’t get quality sleep, you aren’t eating quality food, and you’ve had [a little] too much alcohol. By Sunday afternoon you feel awful and don’t even want to think about getting on the scale. What do you do? … Continue reading How I reset after a weekend “off”
When people find out I am a registered dietitian they always ask me one of three things: Can you help me eat better? So you eat healthy all the time, right? Are you judging me for eating this? In case you were wondering, the answers to those questions are yes, usually, and not at all.… Continue reading What does a registered dietitian eat?
If your mother is anything like mine, you’ve been told hundreds of time to eat your vegetables. When I was young I wasn’t allowed to get up from the table until all of my broccoli was gone. And yes, I have always been taught the various health benefits of “eating the rainbow”. Unfortunately, eating vegetables… Continue reading How to sneak more veggies into your diet
Did you know that you don’t just need calcium for your bone health? It’s also necessary for muscle contraction, blood coagulation, and nerve impulse transmission. Depending on your age and life stage, you likely need between 1,000 – 1,200 mg of calcium – or 3 glasses of milk – per day. But what if your… Continue reading Dairy-free sources of calcium