Mindful Eating Tips to Slow Down, Eat Less & Enjoy More

Studies have shown that eating slower helps you to be more satisfied with less food.  This is key for those that are trying to manage their weight.  It seems like such a simple change to make but it is a challenge for many, myself included.  I have to constantly...

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Easiest Way to Cook a Healthy Dinner

The work day is over, you’re beat, and your stomach is growling at you.  You don’t even want to think about “what’s for dinner?”  People sometimes think because I am a dietitian-nutritionist that at the end of the day I zip into the kitchen and whip up an...

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Body Gratitude Challenge

We all have different reasons to eat right and exercise.  Weight loss, disease prevention, more energy, longer life, better skin, etc.  Often times, either on the surface or deep down, we put pressure on ourselves to diet and exercise because we are reaching for an...

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A Dietitian’s Day at the Dairy & Pig Farm

Boy oh Boy! Did I have FUN!!!  I recently took a tour of Fair Oaks Farm in Fair Oaks, IN.  I went to learn about modern farming to fulfill my own curiosity.  Yes, I did think it was going to be interesting enough to bring my kids who are 3 and 5 years old.  What I...

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Losing weight with the EGCG in Green Tea

EGCG, or epigallocatechin-3-gallate, is one of several polyphenols found in green tea.  Among its variety of benefits and uses, weight loss has taken the spotlight. Weight loss is obtained from diet-induced thermogenesis and fat oxidation.  Basically, it increases the...

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3 Natural Strategies to Suppress Your Appetite

If you have ever struggled with your weight I am sure that you have tried to find ways to simply control your appetite, or desire to eat.  There are many hormones that effect our appetite and satiety.   Some help us to feel full.  Give me more of those, huh?  Other...

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Why You Should AVOID 100% Juice

The majority of my fluid intake comes from either water, green tea, or my morning cup of Joe.  Oh, and I can’t resist an occasional glass of organic whole milk with a cookie or cornbread muffin…So delicious. I also have 2 little ones in the house so I do occasionally...

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Why Weight Management Isn’t About How GOOD You Eat

People often sit across from me in my office and describe to me how they eat when they are “being good”.  Many times they are eating better than I do on my healthiest days.   Yet they are still in my office asking advice on how to lose weight and keep it off.  You...

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5 Mindset Changes to Prevent Holiday Weight Gain

If you are serious about permanent weight management then waiting until January to "start your diet" probably isn't a good idea.  When you have the right mindset towards food, your weight, and body image then you don't have to do anything different during the holidays...

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Weight Loss and Motivation: 6 Tips for Success

“Courage doesn't always roar. Sometimes courage is the quiet voice at the end of the day saying, ‘ I will try again tomorrow’.”- Mary Anne Radmacher Ever start a diet and have trouble sticking to it after a few days? You tell yourself you will start on Monday, while...

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4 Tricks To Limit Your Halloween Treats

As Halloween approaches I am putting finishes touches on the kid’s costumes, making plans for the school party and rounding up friends for trick-or-treating.  I am also beginning to think about what I am going to do with ALL THE CANDY! #6524-000132 / gettyimages.com...

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