For the past month I’ve made a big pot of soup each week. I’ve also realized that I probably need more spoons and bowls to keep up with my soup addiction. I typically make Indian or Mexican spiced soups so I went a bit out of my comfort zone with this one but the results where oh-so-delicious. Two thumbs up from a lucky taste tester too!…
I’ve been in a major salad rut. Maybe it is the fact that I’ve eaten basically the same salad for 5 years or the change of seasons, but suddenly I want nothing to do with my normal spinach salad lunch. I’ve been experimenting with different lunches for the past few weeks and I just hit the salad jackpot. Seriously.
Hello friends! Long time no see, I know.
There is a rule when starting any new venture: start small. This is especially key in weight loss but man does it apply to blogging too. I started out posting 3 times/week, which I maintained for more than 6 months. When I started to miss a few posts, I fell victim to the “ugh I already messed up so why bother at all?” response and then I lost motivation. In the world of health, if you set out to work out 2x/day every day of the week you set yourself up for failure, lose confidence and then give up. See? Nutrition counseling is applicable to EVERYTHING. So with that, I’ve decided that I will not have a blog schedule; I’ll keep you on your toes.
Ironically, today’s topic: the importance of having a schedule…in regards to eating. Just because I don’t have a blogging schedule, doesn’t mean I’m not super disciplined when it comes to my eating schedule. 🙂 There are a few habits I see time and time again with clients looking to lose weight but this is one of the big ones. I ask every person I see to tell me about a typical day of eating. When I get the “hmmm I don’t really have a typical day”, I’m usually not too surprised. …
Good morning! I realize I’ve fallen off the blogging world. It is very difficult to post regularly while working more than full-time and enjoying all life has to offer. Big picture goal is to be able to have blogging be part of my job but in the meanwhile, less frequent posts will have to suffice. Here’s what’s been going on in the past month: work, work, work, a trip to Miami to surprise a friend for her engagement (!!!), completed an additional nutrition counseling program, pool time, summer trip planning, yummy restaurants and a little R&R. I love summer 🙂
Anyways, on to this post. There’s nothing better as a dietitian than getting to try new food and products. First of all, I’m a huge foodie so trying food is genuinely cool to me. And second of all, it is my job to stay up on the latest food products that are available. I recently had the chance to try two of Nasoya Tofu’s products: their silken tofu and brand-new TofuBaked products.
Nasoya is a brand I already liked and used regularly. Nasoya is a local-to-me tofu company started in Leominster, MA. This company makes pure, sustainable, organic and non-GMO tofu products and have expanded into the realm of noodles, Asian wraps, and vegan mayonnaise….
It’s a bit ironic I’m writing about stress today. Although I don’t consider myself a high-stress person (I learned to “let it go” at an early age I suppose) I was feeling a big stressed by my lack of blogging! Here’s what I’ve been up to in the past 6 weeks:
- My sister got married! I know it’s all about the bride and groom (blah blah) but phew, weddings take up a significant amount of mental space and time for everyone involved.
- I’m been writing, just not for my blog. I work on a lot of side projects, articles for other websites, and writing for my normal 9-5 gig.
- It’s nice out: sunshine is like an essential food group for me. I am 100x happier if it’s sunny out so with the nice weather, I find it harder to sit inside on a computer when I could instead be outside.
- Living outside the computer: if I have to choose between life in the real world with real people and sitting at a computer, I will choose real life living every time. Keeps me happy and less stressed, which leads to today’s topic….
That weight is calories in vs. calories out a common misconception. Besides my major grip that this equation is so inaccurate and oversimplified, it also fails to take into account all other factors that affect weight. If weight was truly just what we eat and how we exercise, would there really be a billion dollar diet business? No. But there is because that approach isn’t enough….
It has been a while since I’ve done a WIAW (What I Ate Wednesday). Typically these posts are what I ate Tuesday and just posted on Wednesday, but this is actually WIAW. Yesterday was an atypical work day for me. I had the morning to myself and then drove 60 miles to teach a research intervention. I teach the nutrition portion of a weight-loss intervention for teenagers with mental disabilities. It’s a fun change from my typical work and great experience! …
Establishing any new habit is hard. Establishing healthy eating habits is even harder. The foods we choose, how we eat, when we eat…these are all aspects of our lives that are very deeply ingrained in us. There is a reason you haven’t been following healthier habits for years and years. However, if you’re trying to lose weight, clearly whatever habits you have in place aren’t working for you. Realizing and accepting this is 10 steps in the right direction. …
On the first day of spring, I found myself making a bit pot of hot soup. Why? Well, mostly because my love for soup is enduring and season-less, but also because it was snowing. That’s right. More snow in Boston. At this point I oscillate between thinking “what’s another 2 inches?” and “are you kidding me? Really? The 108 inches wasn’t enough?”. Luckily I can’t be mad when soup is involved so my attitude towards the snow was closer to the former….
I think it’s safe to say that the one thing we can all agree on in regards to our health is that we should be eating more vegetables. Even the paleo and vegan people, seemingly on two opposite sides of the diet spectrum, share this thought. Americans’ diets are woefully low in vegetables, which means we’re woefully low in vitamins, minerals, phytochemicals, and fiber. It also likely means are diets are much too high in foods with a less desirable nutrient profile.
So if we all know we should be eating more vegetables, why aren’t we? Well, that’s a philosophical question I’m not equipped to answer, but no doubt the bridge between “knowing” and “doing” is a complex one. But what may help are some tips for fast, easy recipes and tips to make the process of eating vegetables a bit more enjoyable….