Happy Registered Dietitian Nutritionist Day! Since deciding to become a dietitian back in 2010, I couldn’t be happier with my decision to leave my life as an advertising exec behind. Except in social situations. When I’m at an event making small talk with people and someone inevitably asks what I do for a living (a perfectly reasonable and polite question), I often pick between 3 answers: SUP Instructor, Yoga Teacher, or actually tell them I’m a Registered Dietitian.
Time for some Monday Motivation as we get ready to enter into the holiday season. Salt in our foods can be sneaky and cause serious health problems if we let them go too long unnoticed. I give the scoop on what’s really shaking with the salt in our eating lifestyles. Continue reading “4 Major Signs You’re Eating Too Much Salt”
This post is sponsored on behalf of Nutrisystem, all opinions are my own.
Recently I had the opportunity to provide an in-depth review of Nutrisystem. When it comes to structured meal plans, this one definitely checks that box. I often hear from my clients how they would love the cooking, thinking, and work to be done for them. For those looking for super-structure with minimal effort, this could be one to consider, in conjunction to working with a dietitian to make sure all nutrient needs are being met. Plus, dietitians make great accountability buddies to keep you on track! Continue reading “A Dietitian Review of Nutrisystem: A System to Do Together?”
This time of year, my social media feeds are flooded with advertisements and posts about all the miraculous quick fixes out there. Complete with side-by-side photographic evidence! But as we aim to make changes this time of year, it’s time to be smarter, not gullible, with the choices we make when it comes to weight loss. And the first step is to know what FADs out their to avoid when it comes to weight loss. Continue reading “Resolve to Avoid FADs”
Yesterday I posted about my experience following a vegan diet for a month. I have the upmost respect for those who choose to be strictly vegan. A vegan diet was strongly enforced as part of my yoga teacher training for ethical reasons. However, I did a lot of soul searching and meditation during this time to reflect if I could realistically continue being vegan after training was over. And here is where I am at this point in my life. Continue reading “My 30-Day Venture Into Veganism Part 2: Why I Got Off The Bus”
In February I attended an intensive 10-day yoga teacher training. As part of the training we were strongly encouraged to follow a vegan diet in the month preceding and during the training days. As a semi-vegetarian most of my life where I’ve cut out beef and pork due to personal preference, I didn’t think I’d have too much trouble. I mean, hey, I always treat myself to the local vegan spot whenever the Mr goes out of town. But you learn quickly how animal-based foods play a prominent role in the foods we eat. And I also soon began to miss those foods in my life.
As I say in Divorce these Words, “diet” is a term that needs to be phased out. Once someone puts the idea of “diet” in their head, they automatically have determined if they are going to be challenged or defeated. I like to use the term “Eating Lifestyle” instead. Rather than putting emphasis on what you should not be doing (or should be doing to the EXTREME), “eating lifestyle” focuses on how you eat as opposed to what. Make it a 2015 goal to start using “eating lifestyle” in place of “diet”. Continue reading “What’s your Eating Lifestyle for 2015?”