Day Two Food Log of a Dietitian

Here we go, continuing with me being transparent and honest in EVERYTHING I eat this week. Another disclaimer.. I get free meals at work so sometimes when there is something crazy unhealthy on my food log, I will bet its due to it being the only option at work. Who isn't a fan of free … Continue reading Day Two Food Log of a Dietitian

1 Week Food Log of a Dietitian

ATTENTION, ATTENTION! What do dietitians eat? After many requests for meal plans this week and not enough time in my life to attend to these requests I decided to document my 24-hour intake daily for a week and post it for everyone to view! Disclaimer: my diet is anything but perfect, I have treats too … Continue reading 1 Week Food Log of a Dietitian

Nutrients to Protect Against Depression

An area of nutrition that I believe needs more attention  is the affect of certain vitamins and minerals in relation to individual cognition and emotional processing (aka our mental health). When we deprive our body of certain food groups or types of foods to increase our chance of weight loss, we may be harming our brains ability … Continue reading Nutrients to Protect Against Depression

Weight Loss Tips from a Registered Dietitian

Distribute your calories throughout the day. Eat a larger breakfast and lunch, and a smaller dinner. Add some bran or extra fiber to your diet. Fiber slows the rise in blood glucose and therefore helps to extend the energy of the meal or snack. Combine a carbohydrate with a protein for your snacks. A piece … Continue reading Weight Loss Tips from a Registered Dietitian

Why Do Dietitians Encourage Carbohydrate Counting versus Just Portion Control

    Many of you may not know this but I currently work as a Nutrition Care Manager, Registered Dietitian, and Food-service Manager at a Continuing Care Retirement Community. This versatile position helps me grow and learn in regards to management of employees, food-service, and clinical nutrition issues. I NEVER have a dull day... that … Continue reading Why Do Dietitians Encourage Carbohydrate Counting versus Just Portion Control

How Important is Water Consumption? How Much Water Do you Need?

    Everyone seems to think they know the importance of water but did you know that humans can only survive 2-4 days without water? Did you know that water makes up about 60% of our body weight? Did you know that some research shows that increased water intake can decrease the risk of obesity … Continue reading How Important is Water Consumption? How Much Water Do you Need?

Does Processed Always Mean Stay Away?

  Does Processed = bad? Not Always ________________________________ Processed food tends to be viewed in a negative light, but the bad press isn’t always deserved. While some processed foods contain items that we should be limiting for better health, some are actually very good choices. What Does Processed Mean? Processing is a huge category that includes … Continue reading Does Processed Always Mean Stay Away?

Diverticulosis: Nutrition Standpoint

I am currently working on the Gastrointestinal Surgery floor as a clinical dietitian, so GI conditions are pretty much what I live and breath. I have had a lot of co-workers/co-dietitians ask me what type of diet I recommend for diverticulosis patients. I have had so many people ask me this that I thought I … Continue reading Diverticulosis: Nutrition Standpoint

Quick, On the go, weight loss tips.

Hello Readers! I have a friend who recently ended her engagement and reached out to me for some expert advice on weight loss and healthy eating. She stated that she no longer felt confident in her body and her Doctor had placed her on metformin for blood sugar issues (pre-diabetic). While coming up with information … Continue reading Quick, On the go, weight loss tips.