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Satisfying your Appetite

It is so extraordinary how evolved our bodies are, what they are capable of, and how they carry on despite all the manipulating that we do to them!  One of the topics that I believe is key to address in almost all scenarios that involve giving nutrition advice is how important it is that we satisfy our appetite when we eat.  If we do not, our body has a funny way of tricking us into it anyway! So basically, a well rounded diet consists of ALL… Read more »


I am not a proponent of “diets” in the traditional sense of the word.  I cringe at the word, and as those who know me well can attest to, I have also been known to throw little hissy fits at the mention of dieting.  No one is safe from my verbal assault on the woes and tragedy of dieting… friends, family, acquaintances, strangers.  It’s a problem…really.  Now, as a disclaimer, there are clearly instances when certain diets are necessary and very helpful.  The… Read more »

Be of good cheer. Do not think of today’s failures, but of the success that may come tomorrow. You have set yourselves a difficult task, but you will succeed if you persevere;and you will find a joy in overcoming obstacles. Remember, no effort that we make to attain something beautiful is ever lost. Helen Keller

Commitment with Moderation

In order to really live a healthy and happy lifestyle, the first phase is to recognize that nothing stands alone.  What I mean by that is that to maintain lifelong wellness, we can’t just “do it with food” or “do it with exercise”, or isolate other healthy behaviors as the ”key” to all things healthy and good.  We have to find a way to merge it all together that is doable and fun! Next, there is a level of commitment that has to… Read more »

So, as a dietitian, I get a lot of the same type of questions, and they all have much more complex answers than the question asker is hoping to get.  It would be nice if there was a standard, easy, simple answer to give everyone.  Now actually, as I think about it, the “answer” is generally pretty easy.  For example:  Question: How do I lose 10 pounds?  Answer: Eat less, exercise more. The tricky part is the way to put it into… Read more »

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