health, pregnancy,& motherhood
When was the last time you truly savored something? One pattern I notice in many of my clients is that they eat without realizing it. Far from savoring it, they don’t even know they ate it! There are two significant reasons that this happens: (1) They fall prey to distracted eating. (2) They eat a day’s worth of calories in small bites. Why is this a problem?
When I say that I’m all about small, sustainable changes for life-long health, I mean it. When I say that any program we design together has to work for you, I mean it. Which is why I try not to ever say there’s only one way to be healthy, or one way to do things.
The “clean food” movement has added to the food shaming around canned foods. Real talk? This attitude just makes people feel superior for not eating canned foods, and looks down on people who choose them. Ironically, this causes a defeatist mindset in some people, preventing them from even trying to develop healthy habits. Which I’m assuming is the opposite of what the movement is going for. At least, I hope it is.
What is lactose intolerance? Does pregnancy cause lactose intolerance? Can pregnancy reverse lactose intolerance?
Want to roast the perfect vegetable? It’s totally doable, even for a kitchen novice. Check out my five tips on how to get it right every time.
Here’s a recipe that even the kids can help pull together – good enough for a special occasion, but easy enough for a everyday. This baked oatmeal is packed with nutrients and a perfect base for however you enjoy your oats!
Should I stop drinking LaCroix? As a dietitian, I am prone to dig deeper into the science and look past the salacious headlines. Turns out the lawsuit isn’t quite as scary as it first sounds.
As part of my involvement with Chicago area dietitians, I wrote a guest blog post for the Chicago Academy of Nutrition & Dietetics entitled "Easter Brunch Done Right". I'd love for you to check it out - it's got some amazing recipe suggestions for next weekend....
ICYMI, the 2015 Dietary Guidelines for Americans were released on January 7… The public (I’m going to include the media in that statement) has been a little up in arms with this news. Critiques and frustrations abound, but those that I find most interesting are “why should I care?” and “how is this different?”.
Ultimately, remember that how you talk about food and your own body matters. Off-handedly commenting on the eating habits of others is rarely helpful, and often hurtful. Health takes on many different forms, and how we speak to ourselves and one another is a big part of it.