A good morning can lead to a good day. If you feel like your day is sliding downhill by the time you get to lunchtime, you could make your day sunnier with just a few small tweaks. Yes, changing what you do shortly after sunrise could have you viewing your sunsets in a much more optimistic light! From a nutritious and balanced breakfast to your coffee order to your lunchtime meal prep, each and every one of your a.m. habits play a role in how your day will go. Are you ready to brighten your day?
Happy Halloween! In my opinion, fall is the absolute best time of year. I love seeing all the creative Halloween costumes out there, and I also love wearing cozy sweaters and snug boots. And we can't forget those comfort foods and spiced treats. Guess what? Comfort doesn't have to mean unhealthy. In fact, some of the best-for-you fall foods are a comfort to eat! Ready to learn which foods will help you have a healthy holiday season?
Protein gives you energy, keeps your muscles strong, and helps you feel full. These are the reasons I include it at every meal and snack. Are you getting enough protein? Luckily, you can find protein in a variety of foods—even if you're not a meat eater! Wondering what I add to my plate when I need a little boost?
Getting ready for any outing, whether it's a quickie ballgame or a multi-day cruise, requires some planning in the food department. No matter what, you're bound to come across more than a few tempting food and drink options! Need some travel-friendly meal and snack ideas?
Let’s face it: Weight loss is difficult this time of year. Even as a registered dietitian nutritionist, I know the struggle of wanting to chow down on one too many baked goods when faced with a holiday dessert buffet. However, taking control of my food choices during winter festivities can help prevent weight gain this season. Together, we can tackle the holidays, possibly even ending up a few pounds lighter!
I love a good salad. In college, I was that weirdo who bought bagged lettuce as a snack (and offered it to my friends when they visited!). Of course, back then I didn't know that a well-balanced salad should have protein (my favorite is a hardboiled egg or tofu), healthy fat (like avocado or almonds), and plenty of other veggies (I love mushrooms, celery, and red onions). And the key: Not too many other high-calorie toppings like...well, I won't spoil this for you!