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 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.
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
Can’t wait for Sunday! Big t.v. day as I settle in with friends to watch the Super Bowl 2014 commercials. One in particular is expected to air by General Mills, the maker of beloved Cheerios. Well, not my beloved—I really don’t care for them quite honestly. Sorry GM. Last I remember eating them was as a teenager and even then it was with about 10 teaspoons of sugar. Continue reading
Okay that title is a bit harsh and perhaps misleading. Let me explain.
A number of years ago a client told me she didn’t eat oatmeal because of not having time to make steel cut oats. She had heard—by an ill-informed friend—that if she couldn’t eat steel cut oats not to bother. Reason number one I ‘don’t like’ steel cut oats—someone not eating a nutrient-rich food like oatmeal because she was told if she couldn’t eat steel cut not to bother. 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. Continue reading