Apr 03 2017
If you’ve been following my social media accounts, you know I have been non-stop with making the Ikarian longevity stew. I had half of a fennel bulb leftover from the Ikarian stew recipe and needed to find a way to incorporate it into another dish. Fennel is a tough cruciferous vegetable so it didn’t spoil easily […]
Mar 12 2017
In honor of National Nutrition Month, I asked dietitians across the country why it’s personally important for them to eat healthy. “Healthy” eating comes in many different forms and I can tell you FOR SURE that not every dietitian eats the same. That’s right! We don’t all eat kale salads and green smoothies. The reason […]
Mar 06 2017
So is a plant-based diet something like a vegetarian or vegan diet? Let me tell you.
A Vegetarian diet may include dairy, eggs, and sometimes fish.
A Vegan diet strictly eliminates any animal by-products including eggs, dairy and even honey (since it comes from bees, an animal).
A Plant-based diet is rich in fruits, vegetables, legumes, grains, nuts, and […]
Jun 09 2016
Lack of sleep = weight gain over time It has been observed that more sleep can contribute to weight loss and less sleep contributes to weight gain. A NHANES study of 68,183 women over 16 years showed that women who had longer duration of sleep gained less weight over time (see figure 1 below). Various studies show that […]
May 07 2016
Protein has gained a lot of attention in recent years especially within the fitness community. People believe that a high protein diet can help build muscle. Is it just a fad or can a high protein diet really boost muscle growth? The truth is, your body can only utilize 20-25 g of protein at one […]
May 02 2016