Willpower vs. Skillpower

{REPOST} Clients talk to me all the time about willpower and discipline, or their lack thereof. When we set our mind to changing a habit or getting healthier we have a tendency to think it all depends on our capabilities to be disciplined and have self-control. I mean we all know that to lose weight…

One Size Does Not Fit All

I have been watching the US Open tennis tournament currently going on right now in New York. As a tennis player and big fan I am amazed by the athleticism and abilities of both male and female players. There are players of many different nationalities, races, and ages, ranging from the very young American up…

Misperceptions and Truths

From my experience there are a lot of misperceptions about dietitians/nutritionists and how we and our families eat and live. I often get, “Oh you’re a Dietitian, of course you eat healthy” or “oh you’re a dietitian, I’m sure you have no problem getting your kids to eat all sorts of fruits and vegetables.” There…

Lo Mein Chicken

I love the flavors of Asian cuisine, and fortunately my family does too. This recipe for Lo Mein comes together quickly and is delicious. Getting take-out Thai or Chinese is super easy, but making it yourself is easy too AND a whole lot healthier! As a comparison, a popular sit down Asian restaurant’s Lo Mein…

Eat More Plants for a Healthy Heart

In case you missed my Heart Health Month article in last Thursday’s Democrat here it is. I talk about 5 important heart healthy foods, how to include them and how often. Two delicious recipes also included below! February is Heart Health Month, a month to bring focus and awareness to heart disease and steps we…

Some Healthful Habits to Emulate

Want to know what habits can help you slim down and reach your health goals? Cornell University’s Global Healthy Weight Registry can help shed some light on it. This ongoing registry was created to survey adults who have successfully maintained a healthy body weight throughout their lives. You probably have a friend or coworker that…

Get Healthier in 2019, Change Your Mindset

This time of year we are all bombarded with diets and quick fixes to help us make up for all the holiday celebrations. Our tendency is to fall for the claims and dive in thinking this time it’s got to work. Many of us believe that weight loss is the best solution for improving our…

Fighting Breast Cancer One Bite, and One Step, at a Time…with an easy no-boil lasagna recipe

In case you missed it in today’s Tallahassee Democrat – https://www.tallahassee.com/story/life/food/2018/10/03/fighting-breast-cancer-one-bite-one-step-time/1503078002/- here is my article all about preventing breast cancer with nutrition and positive lifestyle habits… There is a lot of confusion about what to eat and what not to eat.  I regularly get calls from clients who are utterly confused by all the conflicting…

Don’t Miss My Heart Health Article in Today’s Tallahassee Democrat

Please check out my feature article in today’s Tallahassee Democrat with information on heart health and answers to frequently asked questions about what to eat to improve heart and overall health. Access it online here:  http://www.tallahassee.com/story/life/wellness/heart-month/2018/02/21/love-your-heart-feed-your-body-healthy-fare-ward-off-heart-disease/356615002/ Don’t miss my French Onion Zoodle Bake Recipe. If you haven’t heard of “zoodles” or haven’t tried them yet,…