“Romaine calm and Carrot on”

Do you remember the “good ol’ days” when everyone really believed you could get all the nutrients you needed from the food we ate? You can. When I was teaching dietetics, I made my students prove that it was possible. The game was to use…

Why do we eat what we do?

Why is overeating so easy? My theory is we have become so accustomed to food advertising we have lost awareness of how much it stimulates us to eat. We are consistently bombarded with messages to consume more. Our environments are laden with cheap, convenient, and…

How do you feel in your bathing suit?

I confess. I have spent most of my life being self-conscious about my weight. Swimsuit season is the worst. There are many masterful ways to dress for work that hide the extra pounds on waist and thighs, but bathing suits are not forgiving. Why do…

Eating cheaper, quicker, healthier.

When our life is in hyperdrive we must become Health Efficiency Experts. Every day there is one key question to ask ourselves– “what do I personally need to do today to support my good health?”. This question sets our mind into action and allows us…

Save money and your life.

If you could flip a mental switch and save thousands of dollars a year while improving the quality of your life, would you be interested? When we stop smoking, stop drinking excess alcohol, or stop overeating, we not only save money from not buying those…

Motivation for health

Some people assume that just because I look healthy that I couldn’t possibly understand their struggle against overweight and obesity. It’s not magic that I represent the minority of Americans who are “normal weight.” Without the raw fear of becoming a fat dietitian I would…

Not ready for 2017!?!

Are you stressing because you don’t feel ready for the new year and somehow half of the month has already flown by? Are you already ranting at yourself for breaking your New Year’s Resolution? Are you completely stressed out? This seems to have become our…