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
A common misconception is that us Dietitians spend incredible amount of hours in the kitchen cooking and preparing fresh foods daily. This is sooo not true for this Dietitian. I, like others, am exhausted after an 8 to 10 hour work day and I want the quickest meal possible because I am most likely super … Continue reading Dietitians Want Easy Meals Too
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
In no particular order, I will disclose my TOP five favoriteeee foods. Not all of them are healthy or filled with nutrients that have life-saving benefits but that is because you have to have moderation and balance in your diet. I do not know one Registered Dietitian (RD) who doesn't have cheat meals and splurge … Continue reading A Registered Dietitians Top 5 Favorite Foods
As a Dietitian I never want to bring horribly unhealthy items to holiday parties, baby showers, or bridal showers but the veggie tray never really gets eaten so I improvised with these two recipes that may not be the healthiest but did at least include artichoke, spinach, and tomatoes which all have health benefits. These … Continue reading Easy Party Recipes.
Recently I have been asked about my thoughts on the up and coming Flexitarian Diet, I thought this was another great opportunity to share with you guys (who might have similar questions about this new diet term). "A flexitarian or semi-vegetarian diet (SVD) is one that is primarily vegetarian with the occasional inclusion of meat or … Continue reading Flexitarian Diet and the Research Behind It
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
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
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?