It's the one single device that can stand in the way of a client's success. That number. That dang 3-digit number. Even in this era of body positivity that yells "ditch the scale!", the reality is that many many people still weigh themselves every day and worship that number. I gently steer clients away from … Continue reading That Dang Scale
Something essential to homecooked meals is a good sauce! Whole grains, cooked vegetables, salads, and proteins are full of nutrition but need extra flavoring to make you want to eat them again, right? I'm always on the lookout for sauces, marinades, and dressings that aren't loaded with added sugar and salt because I counsel so … Continue reading Vegetarian Tikka Masala
Are you a lasagna person? I ate my fair share of lasagna growing up. The traditional type with lots of rich creamy ricotta, mozzarella and parmesan. Later on I was perfectly content with a lower fat recipe using cottage cheese from an early favorite cookbook, Quick & Healthy Recipes. And then I saw this recipe … Continue reading Vegan Lasagna?
This Thanksgiving will be unusual, with Covid-19 causing most of us to trim our gatherings in half or less. It's a bummer but we've been cloistered for most of the year already, postponing vacations and other travel, so maybe mentally we're prepared? Still, I love the holiday season and plan to do everything else I … Continue reading Maple Dijon Tempeh with Roasted Fall Vegetables
Fen Tung is a seasoned exercise instructor, personal trainer, and co-founder of the BollyX workout. Prior to the pandemic in March, her teaching schedule was in full swing with multiple classes each week. She and other fitness professionals were stunned in mid-March when Covid-19 shut down all gyms and fitness studios. Many scrambled to offer … Continue reading BECOMING A VIRTUAL FITNESS INSTRUCTOR DURING COVID-19
About half the people I see in the clinic have some form of diabetes: prediabetes, type 1, type 2, gestational, or even a rarer type 1.5. The nutrition prescription for all of them shares one similarity—watch the total carbs. Carbohydrates are the one macronutrient that most affects changes in blood sugar (proteins and fats are … Continue reading Best Snacks for Diabetes