Sunday , 24 June 2018

Nutrition

6 Healthy Snacks for Working on Your Feet

It can be frustrating trying to maintain a healthy diet when you’re working on your feet all day. You may go without eating for so long that you end up binging on the first thing in sight, whether it’s healthy or not. Since you can’t actually sit down with you meal, you may feel like you aren’t getting the nutrients you need. So here are some nutrient packed snack options that don’t need full attention. You can either carry them around with you or leave them nearby where you can grab a bite as you pass. Nuts Nuts are extremely portable. You can throw them in a sandwich bag or small container. Almonds, cashews, and walnuts all have fiber and ... Read More »

How Do Nutrition Needs Change with Age

As a dietitian who primarily works with children, I receive a lot of questions about whether or not nutrition needs change or increase as a child gets older. The simple answer is yes; the more difficult answer is that certain nutrients are more important at certain stages of life, past childhood. As an infant, a child needs as many nutrients as possible. Breastmilk is the best option for kids because it provides extra immune building properties, as well as the necessary calories and fat a child needs. The human body is incredibly adaptable, and based on the amount a child breastfeeds; the body will continue to produce the same amount. Yet, breastfeeding is not for everyone, and formula was designed ... Read More »

3 Awesome and Easy Meals that are Actually Healthy

Many people struggle daily to find healthy and quick meals for lunch and dinner. A salad and a piece of fruit may be healthy, but it’s a pretty boring daily routine. The healthy plate guidelines (half vegetables, a quarter starch, a quarter protein, plus a serving of fruit and dairy) provide a great plan to help you eat a balanced and filling meal without gaining weight. And if done correctly, you can turn forbidden foods into everyday meals. Pasta Pasta has been given a bad reputation, mainly because it is usually consumed in large portions with little or no nutritious sides. For a healthier version, combine 1/2 cup of cooked angel hair pasta (if you actually measure it, you’re likely ... Read More »

Five Eating Habits You Should Break

Some of your daily habits may be hindering your health or weight loss goals. Little things you do throughout the day can either propel you forward or take you back a step, and either way, they add up over time. Consider the following 5 bad habits to determine whether a few easy changes will help you get back on track. 1. Not Planning Meals Going anywhere without knowing what or when you’ll eat is a setup for making unhealthy eating choices. If you know you’re going to be out all afternoon, bring a piece of fruit, handful of nuts, a cheese stick, or a bag of crunchy cut-up veggies along with you. This will help you avoid feeling ravenous and ... Read More »

How to Fight the Halloween Candy Cravings

Most parents fear Halloween candy because they loathe dealing with sugar crazed children or they feel guilty watching them scarf down a pillowcase full of junk food. For those of you watching your own calories and sugar intake, you may be more scared about controlling yourself with candy than your kids. It’s important to enjoy all things in moderation, but if a big bag of chocolates and candy corn is too much for you to resist, it’s best to limit your exposure. As goes with all junk food, if it’s not in the house, you can’t eat it during a moment of weakness. You could simply throw it all out, but then you risk future therapy sessions with your adult ... Read More »