Food and Drink

People often ask me for help planning out meals.  "Can you give me some meal ideas?" they ask.  My preference is to walk them through the PROCESS of creating menus so they can do it for themselves.  There is no way I could plan out a day, week or month's worth of menus that would […]

March 6, 2017

My super simple 5-step process for planning dinners

I recently did a deep-dive on low-calorie sweeteners with my rockstar RD coworkers (shoutout to Kathi and Becca!).  It's such an evolving field of research that it requires us to keep a pulse on what's emerging to ensure we are giving the best and most up-to-date recommendations.  The downside to low-calorie sweeteners: There is some evidence that […]

October 20, 2016

What’s the scoop on low-calorie sweeteners?

1. Food makes us feel good. 2. Food is not addictive. 3. Eating when you are hungry will not cause you to weigh more than your setpoint. 4. Food is meant to be enjoyed. 5. Food can be both delicious and nutritious at the same time. 6. You can change your taste preferences. 7. Food is […]

July 6, 2016

10 nibbles for thought

As a culture we're obsessed with food, no question about it.  It's so engrained most people don't even realize it's happening.  I once counted during a 60 minute commute, and there were over 100 advertisements or mentions of food (billboards, radio, signs, restaurants, foodservice trucks, etc) during that 1-way drive alone.  It's essentially functioning as […]

August 25, 2015

Turning food into entertainment

I'm a huge fan of snacks.  It's funny how adults intuitively know that kids need snacks yet somehow think that adults don't.  There are lots of benefits to snacking, here are my top 5: Snacks keep your blood sugar stable – Ever gotten "hangry?"  Not fun for you or those around you. Snacks prevent overeating […]

August 19, 2015

Top 5 reasons I love snacks

Most people understand that a sport drink is a beverage intended for athletes as a replenishment drink.  The goal is to replenish fluids, glycogen (carbs) and electrolytes – the things lost during exercise.  For the average exerciser, water and normal eating are sufficient to replace these things since their workouts aren't long or intense enough […]

July 31, 2015

My qualms with sugar-free sports drinks

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