How many times have you heard someone say, “I’m afraid I’ll binge on that,” “I’m a stress eater,” or “I’m a boredom eater?” Many people view themselves as “emotional” eaters and think they just need more self-control. However, what if it isn’t about control or restraint, but instead an unmet need? What does emotional eating … Continue reading Emotional eating: Why do we turn to food to cope with our feelings?
Every day, your immune system helps your body fight off foreign invaders like bacteria, viruses, fungi and toxins to keep you healthy. But during cold and flu season or other times when infection rates are high, your immune system could likely use a little extra nutritional love. To be clear, food cannot replace medicine. Food … Continue reading Foods that may help boost your immune system
December is here, holiday festivities are in full swing and the temptations are running at an all-time high. Why does it seem like every time you walk past the break room at work the sweets sitting on the counter call your name? I promise, you’re not the only one. While the holidays are a special … Continue reading 5 clean eating hacks for holiday parties
Have you ever heard of thiamine? Chances are, your answer was “no.” As it turns out, this often ignored — but crucial — vitamin plays a very important role in your health. What is thiamine? Thiamine, or vitamin B1, is a crucial vitamin that helps us use the main form of carbohydrate in the body, … Continue reading 12 signs you might have a thiamine deficiency
Are you a frequent lunch skipper, or an eat at your desk-er? Do you scarf down a sandwich or spend a few minutes munching and mindlessly scrolling on your phone? We’re becoming worse and worse at figuring out how to truly take a break for lunch. But your lunch break can provide both a physical … Continue reading 5 ways to maximize your lunch break for a more productive workday
If you’re trying to eat healthy, here’s a tip: it doesn’t start with the food you put on your plate. It starts in your pantry. A tidy pantry makes healthy eating much, much easier. Plus, wouldn’t it be nice to know exactly what’s in your pantry and what to add to your grocery list? A … Continue reading How to “Marie Kondo” your pantry for healthier eating
Nothing is quite as refreshing as a cold, vibrantly colored smoothie, especially in the warmer months. In recent years, smoothies and smoothie bowls have gained massive popularity. Creations resembling unicorns, mermaids and even monsters have flooded social media feeds. You may have even dabbled in this smoothie “art” yourself. But here’s the problem — many … Continue reading What’s in your smoothie? 3 popular smoothie supplements
Have you noticed that food allergies are becoming increasingly common? Chances are if you don’t have a food allergy yourself, you can probably name several people you know who do. When it comes to food allergies, my experience is both occupational and personal. I love being a clinical dietitian and certified nutrition support clinician at … Continue reading 6 strategies for managing your family’s food allergies
Trying to go plant-based with your diet, but don’t want to give up fish? You’ve come to the right place. Enter the pescatarian diet (also called pesco-vegetarian), which is very similar to the popular Mediterranean diet. Pesce is the Italian word for fish. In addition to fruits, vegetables, whole grains, legumes, eggs and dairy products, … Continue reading Is the pescatarian diet right for you?
It’s fair to say that our society has a dieting obsession. Keto, Paleo, intermittent fasting and so on. There are numerous diets out there and lots of people have tried too many of them. But while you might feel great on the diet and see some weight loss, the end result is usually the same … Continue reading How to build a healthy relationship with food