We often think that skinny is something we should attain, that it is something that you need to be. For a long time, I thought skinny was good, that it would get me places. The reality is, skinny isn’t anything close to what I want my life to be about. Now, I’m in a place where I can help others learn what it means to be healthy and strong.
With all the fueling options around, it's extra important to pay attention to mindful eating.
What is mindful eating? Mindful eating is being aware of how you feel AND the food you are eating.
In order to become a mindful eater you must ask yourself some questions...
It’s summertime and we’re out and about more often. This means eating on the go and quite literally, on a hike, many times of the day. As a dietitian nutritionist, one of the questions I’m most frequently asked is, “Do you have any suggestions for healthy snacks?”
It's easy to lose sight of the end goal when surrounded by distractions. We face them EVERY DAY - work deadlines, weather changes, Netflix, #momlife, social opportunities, Instagram reels...and so. much. more. Some of our distractions are unavoidable and some seasons offer up more roadblocks than others. Even so, there are a two strategies to make you more likely to meet your goal.
In reality, all things containing carbon, including food from living organisms, are organic. However, when we use the term “organic” food, we really mean that foods labeled as such originate from a source containing little or no synthetic fertilizers or pesticides and no antibiotics or hormones. In this sense, the term “organic” is a legal term used to describe the food production process.
Spring is in the air and with it comes the desire to get out and grill out. Picnics are popular around this time of year but with all of the excitement it can be easy to forget about food safety basics. Here are some healthy tips to keep you and your food safe this picnic season.