Eating Patterns

October 23, 2017

Stop focusing on what is wrong with your diet and lifestyle. Do this instead.

One of the things I love about my job as a nutritionist and dietitian is that I get to help men and women in their 40’s and 50’s use nutrition therapy to get them have more energy, health and vitality. I feel a sense of optimism and excitement when we […]
October 3, 2017

Vegetarian Chili

If you are interested in trying a vegetarian, plant-based meal, this Vegetarian Chili is a great recipe! It uses staple ingredients including onions, carrots, celery (staples for making soups, stews and chilis), as well as staple pantry ingredients such as canned tomatoes, tomato paste, canned beans, rice and spices. Remember, […]
September 11, 2017
11 Reasons why losing weight in midlife is hard

11 Reasons why losing weight in midlife is hard

Mid-life is one of the busiest and most-demanding times of our lives. We are growing our career, raising our families, caring for our aging parents, trying to nurture relationships (or making a gut-wrenching decision of ending a relationship), managing our finances and spending, while trying to take care of ourselves […]
August 23, 2017

This dietitian’s post-vacation grocery list to get back to healthful eating

If you are coming back from vacation, you will likely be coming home to an empty fridge. I recently came back from my summer vacation. While I was not starting from a totally empty pantry, I needed more fresh ingredients in my fridge plus a few regular household staples. As […]
July 19, 2017

Cooking with whole grains cheat sheet

What foods are rich in nutrients, phytonutrients, antioxidants, have a lower glycemic index, and may help protect against cancer, cardiovascular disease, diabetes and obesity? Whole grains! Whole grains include the whole kernel of the grain – be it wheat, rye, barley, rice, quinoa, rye and so on. Having trouble imagining […]
July 12, 2017

13 Ways to Reduce your Food Waste

Did you know that the average household generates 7-10 pounds of food waste per week? Did you know 53% of this waste is avoidable? Vegetables and fruits account for 50-60% of total food waste, followed by cereal and grains (13% of total food waste), meat and fish (8%), dairy and […]