Think dietitians don't eat fast food? Well, this one does! While takeout isn't a part of my daily routine, I have been known to hit up my local mall food court, my neighborhood sandwich shop, and the drive thru. While I'm often busy, I don't make that my reason for heading out for fast food. Sometimes I just really enjoy having someone else cook for me and having the food be prepared quickly—and not spending a lot. Yup, I said healthy fast food! Just use this advice from my dietitian colleagues.
When it comes to taking care of your mind and body, there's so much you can do—including what you do for stress relief and what you eat. Whether you're thinking about skin health, brain power, inflammation, or gut health, there are lots of secrets that'll help you age gracefully. From healthy foods to dietary supplements, my colleagues and I have tips aplenty to help you. Make it a goal to celebrate Healthy Aging Month all year long!
I've been a vegetarian for a more than half my life, and eating a nutritious and largely plant-based diet has become second nature for me. But it wasn't always that way, and I know firsthand how challenging it can be at first to eat a balanced plant-based diet. Wondering what following this type of diet really means and how it differs from vegan or vegetarian eating plans? Curious about delicious, go-to meal options—as well as ingredients dietitians recommend you keep in your pantry and fridge?
Is your head about to explore from all the supposedly healthy food trends you're seeing all over social media? If you're having a hard time separating bogus from awesome, you're not alone. I can't tell you how many confused clients, friends, and family My dietitian colleagues and I spend just as much time sharing science-based information as we do debunking nutrition myths and calling out unhealthy diet trends. Now, let's look a little deeper at some of the major trends.
I've had several clients get embarrassed when they tell me they often eat alone. But I have (good) news for you! Not only is eating solo super common, you can easily make the experience healthy. And I have to say, as much as I love the company of others I also love a nice, quiet meal by myself. I've taken myself out for many solo meals. Sometimes I bring a book or people watch, and other times I simply enjoy the peace and quiet, as well as the delicious food and good tunes.
I'm always busy, so smoothies are a lifesaver! From a lot of trial and error, I now have a go-to list of ingredients that I simply mix and match to create yummy meals that keep me full for hours. So yes, it's completely possible to make a fueling, delicious meal without a recipe, and I'm about to tell you how. You just need to stock a handful of fiber-rich and protein-packed ingredients in your kitchen. If you feel more comfortable using a recipe, that's absolutely fine, too.
All those diets that promise weight loss, bikini bodies, and better health? Your head might be spinning with all the options. But what really works and what doesn't? And which ones are safe? Diets like the Mediterranean diet have stood the test of time, but what newer eating styles like keto, intermittent fasting, and Whole30? And what about the carnivore diet and even WW, the new iteration of Weight Watchers?
Which foods are truly super? First things first. There's no such thing as magical foods. Superfoods are super in the sense that they are extremely nutritious foods that support your health. But no singular food is the cure all for anything. Eating a balanced, healthy diet that includes the foods we peg as superfoods is really what it's all about. Now, onto the list of foods that are worth your hard-earned dollar in 2019! Which items should you pick up next time you hit the grocery store?
With the start of 2019, you may be wondering what healthy food trends you should try this year. If there's one thing dietitians know, it's healthy food. And if there's one thing that dietitians who work in the media know, it's trending healthy food! Before you start buying all the new eats you see, find out what the experts say are the best bets to bring home from the store. Some of the hot new trends are expansions of what was hot in 2018, and some are brand new trends that stand on their own.
The countdown is on for the start of 2019. I'm sure you're thinking about resolutions. Just like all of the years before, gym sign-ups and diet starts will be at a height in the new year, but progress often halts just as quickly as January ends. If your resolution is to lose weight or to simply get healthier, I'm here to arm you with success so you can stick to your goals for the long run and see the results you want all year long. Here's to a long, happy, and healthy life.