I love to eat. I love good food. And I like to eat a lot of it. But that’s a problem because I can’t. Not if I want to maintain a healthy weight. Many years ago I learned to volumize food. It’s a concept more common and popularized thanks to the terrific work of Barbara Rolls, PhD, her research and many subsequent books on Volumetrics, her first written in 2000. The Ultimate Volumetrics Diet: Smart, Simple, Science-Based Strategies for Losing Weight and Keeping It Off is more recent. It’s not a new concept to lose weight. Volumetrics is based on the idea that people tend to eat about the same quantity of food per day, regardless of calories. Continue reading
Who doesn’t love peanut butter? I do! So much so that years ago my mom doctored up this Baby Blues cartoon and sent it to me. She used to hide it when I went to visit. (Honestly? I think she still does but claims she just ran out of it.) Yes, I love it that much.
Peanut butter. It’s so, so good. And so good for you! In fact, it has a whole day devoted to it—there is a National Peanut Butter Day celebrated every January. Continue reading
In my last post with Joanne “Dr. Jo” Lichten, PhD, RDN discussed Food as Fuel. In this post and video Dr. Jo gives advice on best ways to fuel your body. Dr. Jo has authored many books. Her latest is Reboot: how to power up your energy, focus, and productivity and available on Amazon.
Little things add up. Can you think of the everyday activities you do now that used to require movement? If you’re of a certain age you will remember. Others might be scratching their head—life without a smart phone?! Continue reading
Sadly, two out of every three Americans are overweight and one in three classified as obese. It is said 90 – 95 percent of those that lose weight will gain it back. If the statistics are so grim, why bother trying to lose weight? Certainly some people are successful. Read on, there’s good news! Continue reading
I love educating people and increasing nutrition awareness with label reading, ingredient lists, etc. The main theme of my message at a Southwest Airlines health fair was—just because it’s organic or gluten-free or comes from a health food store does not guarantee healthfulness.
Here are a few examples focusing on organic and gluten-free.
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
Diets often do work. On any given day 100 million Americans are dieting. Diets frequently help people lose weight, albeit temporarily. How many people do you know went on the Atkins diet? Did they lose weight? Perhaps. Did they keep the weight off? Likely not. Why? It’s not sustainable. But, it’s simple. All you have to do is stop eating carbohydrates. That’s it! But is it the baked potato that’s the bad evil creature? Or is it the company it keeps? Can’t have a baked potato without the butter, sour cream, cheese, and bacon. Is it the pasta or the quantity of pasta served at a restaurant or filled on a plate at home—equivalent to 6-7 slices of bread. Continue reading
No, I’m not talking bacon, lettuce, tomato sandwiches—although love that kind of BLT (as a treat of course!). BLTs are nutrition speak for bites, licks and tastes. Have you ever considered calories consumed throughout the day that aren’t a part of meals you’re consuming? A little here, a little there – it can add up making it challenging to meet weight management goals. Continue reading
Interview with the Nutrition Babes*—What to eat for breakfast
The Nutrition Babes* (nutritionbabes.com) and I had the opportunity to meet in Philadelphia at the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics annual conference in October, 2012. Kathy Siegel, RDN, CDN and Lauren Harris-Pincus, MS, RDN are registered dietitian nutritionists passionate about better health through balanced nutrition, exercise, and cleaner living.
My clients are often challenged with breakfast ideas so I wanted to talk to them about that. Watch video or read transcript.