Were setting exercise goals more challenging for you this year? It's been almost two years since the pandemic shut down gyms and exercise studios. Businesses that survived financially reopened but with a decidely different feel. Many required masks, and group class offerings were fewer with smaller class sizes. This deterred some people from renewing their … Continue reading How to Stick with Exercise: Variety, Flexibility, Challenge
Why I don’t use Glycemic Index, or even Glycemic Load
The glycemic index is a completely confusing tool that I kind of wish was never created. It started out as a great idea from researchers at the University of Toronto in the 1980s as a way for people with diabetes to make food choices that would help control their blood glucose (sugar). The glycemic index … Continue reading Why I don’t use Glycemic Index, or even Glycemic Load
If it's the weekend or a vaca day, I don't sleep in but like to prepare an extra large cup of coffee and laze around meditating or reading devotionals. That means breakfast turns into brunch. Brunch can be any range of foods really, but I prefer something hearty, savory and a little sweet. This combo … Continue reading Brunching!
Dietitians: What about Industry Partnerships?
Here's food for thought. What do you think about partnerships between food industries and dietitians or other health professionals (who may also be social media influencers)? It can be fun to promote new products and, more enticingly, earn decent dough. Partnerships can also significantly boost one's social media presence. But does it feel a bit … Continue reading Dietitians: What about Industry Partnerships?
The No-Guilt Holiday – Really!
Holidays should never be associated with guilt. But in my nutrition clinic as the fall approaches, I can hear growing apprehension from some patients about the food. All the amazing decadent glorious food! There are endless articles on how to prevent or slow down holiday pounds, but a once-yearly strategy may only add to the … Continue reading The No-Guilt Holiday – Really!
Where’s the Protein?
I talk a lot about protein in the clinic. It’s a major macronutrient; "macro" means that our bodies need it every day because it's essential for almost every cell in the body to function. Protein is used to make muscles, skin and hormones. In some cases, people get too much protein: maybe fitness-minded folks who … Continue reading Where’s the Protein?