Every March we celebrate National Nutrition Month and registered dietitian nutritionists (RD/RDNs) come out like wildfire spreading the good word of nutrition. This year’s theme is Put Your Best Fork Forward. A great theme for certain.
My intent wasn’t to do the same ole same ole but provide education. With so much misinformation on the internet I wonder how much people know. Being an adjunct professor teaching the principles of nutrition for almost 20 years I’ve kept up with basic nutrition knowledge and often scratch my head at what I see, read, and hear.
Consumers are confused. How can they put their best fork forward if there is not a solid foundation of basic nutrition concepts?
I made a commitment to post a daily video starting with a quiz March 1. Here are the first eight videos and their summaries. Continue reading
I love Mondays! Really I do—especially because I work for myself. My boss is the best!
One of the reasons for my love of Mondays is Meatless Mondays! After enjoying a beautifully cooked steak and piece of salmon Sunday during my friend Walker’s Super Bowl party, it was time to lay low on the animal protein. (Love that about being a flexitarian—I don’t deny myself red meat, it’s my occasional treat.)
I volunteered to bring soup to Walker’s party—perfect time of year for that. AND this week there is a special day for homemade soup. Join me in celebrating National Homemade Soup Day today won’t you? Continue reading
Have you ever eaten a plain bagel (with nothing on it) and been hungry an hour afterward? Yes? It’s the equivalent of 4-5 pieces of bread (sad, but true) and primarily carbohydrates quickly burned for fuel. But eat half the bagel with a nice slather of peanut butter and it sticks with you longer. Why? It’s a much better combination of nutrients—carbs, protein, and fat.
In my last post I wrote about quick tips for managing weight. One of those was to have protein with each meal—low fat dairy (milk, cottage cheese, Greek yogurt, cheese), egg, chicken, fish, lean red meat, edamame, and soy milk.
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Have you ever been so hungry that you ate so fast and too much? All of a sudden your stomach is about to explode? It has been said it takes 20 minutes for the brain to register fullness. If hungry I’m sure you know you can eat a lot in a short period. Gradually brain chemicals and stomach hormones catch up to one another—then it’s the oh my gosh why did I eat so much feeling. Sound familiar? You’re not alone. Continue reading
I love Twitter chats. For those not familiar with chats they’re an opportunity for tweet peeps to get ‘together’ at a certain date and time to discuss a topic. Everyone uses the same hashtag. For example #letsdish is one of the tweetchats I participated in last week. Hosted by @Shape_Magazine (shape.com) registered dietitian nutritionist and author of MyPlate for Moms, How to Feed Yourself & Your Family Better: Decoding the Dietary Guidelines for Your Real Life Elizabeth Ward (@EWardRD) was the special guest with Jamba Juice (@JambaJuice), answering a variety of questions about healthy eating. Numerous other tweeps piped in with suggestions, ideas, and questions that made it quite a lively and educational hour.
Here were some tweet highlights. Apologies if I credited the wrong individual with a tweet—regardless, it was all good info! To make this blog more readable I spelled out some of the abbreviations. Have anything to add? Make a note in the comments! Continue reading