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?
What do I do to feel good every day? My self-care routine involves oh-so-many things, including healthy eating and exercise. And of course, as a registered dietitian nutritionist, good-for-you snacking is of huge importance to me. So read on about why I consider snacking a must, then grab my easy, nutritious mix-and-match snack list! Thanks to the folks at Sunsweet for sponsoring this post! All opinions are my own, as always.
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.
It's here. It's the most wonderful time of year! I love to see the holiday cheer everywhere I go. If you're looking for store-bought ideas, I have a list of RD-approved kitchen tools that you can order with a simple click. And if you have a few minutes to spend in the kitchen, I have ideas that you can whip up and wrap up in a jiffy. Now, grab a mug of cider and let me help you with the last of your 2018 holiday tasks so you can be prepared for a healthy and nutritious 2019!
The season of gift giving is here! I love to give gifts as much as I love to receive them. And homemade gifts add another layer of love. I've put together a list of 30 DIY presents you can easily make from home in minutes and for just a few bucks, too. These gifts all come from my registered dietitian nutritionist colleagues and I, so they're on the healthier side of things!
I'll be the first to admit that I love the sweet treats of winter, from peppermint mochas to gingerbread cookies to a good 'ol glass of eggnog. But of course, there's festive food and drink everywhere this time of year, so I can't endlessly indulge. I decide when it's worth it to have the real thing and when I take healthier shortcuts. As my holiday gift to you, I'm taking you to dessert school. You're about to learn what other dietitians and I designate as "worth it" in the dessert department.
As many of you know, I got engaged a few weeks ago. So I'm going to tell you the story of how my fiancé, Lawrence, proposed! How did he pop the question and pull off a surprise engagement? I'm about to spill the details on how he asked, how I said "yes," and why I can't wait to say "I do."
If you're like me, you'll always have a reason to save on food dollars. Whether you're putting money away for holiday gifts, a dream vacation, or a wedding (like me!), you probably don't want to spend all your extra bucks on healthy food. I hear over and over that it's so expensive to eat healthy. But it's actually really not. That is, if you follow a few stellar food-buying secrets!