This dietitian adores carrot cake. Adores with a capital “A.” Growing up, each person in my family got to choose what type of cake we wanted to enjoy on our birthday and every year, there was no need to even have a discussion with me- carrot cake with cream cheese icing. I was a little bit predictable. Through the years I have attempted making healthier versions of my beloved treat…some good and others an epic fail.
Mortified. Day by day I watch purple veins pop to the surface of the inside of my left knee and spread down my calf like a spider web. It looked awful. I tried to ignore it, pretend it wasn’t there, but as the weeks of pregnancy passed by I realized this was something that was not going away…
Years ago, Rachael Ray had a tv show on the Food Network called Week in a Day. In the course of 60 (tv) minutes, she would show you how to make 5 different meals for your family and how to reheat and serve them each night. The idea of having a yummy home-cooked meal on the table for your family each night is quite appealing and beneficial.
Do you ever wake up with ravenous hunger that doesn’t seem to go away, no matter what you do or eat?! Those days when you can’t get food off your brain and it seems to take captive your thoughts? Maybe you eat a meal only to find you are hungry shortly thereafter. I get those days too and they are NOT FUN! But, not only are they dreadful, they can be downright scary, especially to anyone that is losing weight or has lost weight and is trying to keep it off. Our ‘security gland’ is triggered and we can easily feel out of control because we may not know HOW to turn off the hunger signal.
It is no hidden secret that we all need to drink water. Every day. About 8-12 glasses. Without fail.
When I was in college, I was a professional water drinker- really! It was my lifestyle. It was normal. But as we all know, life changes and some habits become more challenging. Now, as a busy mommy, I must make a very concerted effort each day to drink water. Sip, sip!
With an abundance of options for meal kit delivery services right now, the question is what makes any one stand out? How are these services different and unique? Which one should my family try? Does it deliver quality consistently? Does it accommodate for the nutritional needs and preferences of your family? And of course, everyone wants to know… is it worth the cost? Recently we tried out Sun Basket to see just exactly what makes this one unique and if it lived up to it’s promise…
If it doesn’t challenge you, it doesn’t change you. –Fred DeVito
These familiar words ring true. But, has your challenge ever felt “too big?” Overwhelming, perhaps? Staying motivated along the journey of weight loss or even weight maintenance seems to become a struggle for most everyone at some point. “Maintaining motivation” is one of the most commonly reported challenges I hear when talking with individuals about health changes. Even though I am a nutrition professional, I am not immune from this same struggle as I discussed in this article. The question everyone is asking is “How do I stay motivated?”