Is your head about to explode 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.
Happy Healthy Aging Month! Before you get all bummed out about aging, let me tell you this is your chance to change how you age. The older I get, the happier I feel. I know what foods my body needs for fuel and how to keep it active with exercise. I show it plenty of self care and compassion, too. So is it so strange that my subjective age, the age that I feel, is lower than the age I actually am? Nope. I truly believe that treating your body with kindness and respect helps you age gracefully.
When I think of Olive Garden, I think back to when I was 18. It was dinnertime there but breakfast in Miami, where I landed with my friend Deborah. Her grandparents took us to Olive Garden for "dinner," and we got there just as the restaurant was opening and the staff was practicing the "happy birthday" song. All memories aside, I've been at least occasionally eating at the restaurant since I was a kid, so I definitely appreciate a healthier option (or two or three). I'm sure you do, too!