Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Struggling to Achieve Healthier Lifestyle Habits....Y?

I've heard the saying, "bad habits are hard to break," but people express frustration and difficulty in developing habits that can improve their health. Clients have told me, "It's hard to exercise, eat more fruits, reduce pop consumption or drink more H2O. It's easier to maintain the bad habit, because it's what I'm use to..." What is the one habit that you are struggling to develop or maintain consistency in order to improve your overall health and wellness? How can you begin to reprogram your actions to become successful in achieving your goal to live a healthier life?

Sunday, April 11, 2010

Deciphering the Menu: Italian Cuisines

To most people, Italian food means pasta. Pasta is low in fat, and whole-grain pasta is a good choice when available. It’s the full-fat cheeses and cream sauces that add all the saturated fat and calories. So ask for fettucine with marinara sauce. That’s amore! ~American Heart Association

Deciphering the Menu: Tips for Eating at Steakhouses

You're hungry and craving for tasty food and a friend suggests eating at a steakhouse.  You panic and wonder if you will be able to stay within your target caloric range and fat intake. Don't panic! You can still make healthy choices without going overboard on the calories, fat and sodium. Make sensible choices and remember, "Don't forget to eat your steamed vegetables."

Saturday, April 10, 2010

Deciphering the Menu: Mexican Foods

A lot of Mexican food is fried with lard and topped with cheese, so it’s loaded with saturated fat. It can be high in sodium, too. But when you know what to choose, Mexican food can be fresh, tasty and more healthful.

Deciphering the Menu: Chinese Foods

Healthy Chinese Food

Does healthy chinese food exist or is it all bad? Of course there are healthier options. Read more to find out which Chinese meals receives a thumbs up while others get a thumbs down.

Monday, March 22, 2010

Dining Out (Part III): Deciphering the Menu (General Tips)

Where you eat and what you order can set the table for an increased risk of heart disease. But it doesn’t have to be that way! You can eat out and eat healthy, too. Many restaurants offer delicious meals that are low in saturated fats, trans fats and cholesterol, or they’ll prepare your food to order. Ensure that the meals you eat away from home are part of a healthy diet. ~ The American Heart Association

Deciphering the Menu

Sunday, March 21, 2010

Ten Reasons to Consult a Registered Dietitian

Do you want to lose or gain weight? Are you pregnant, looking to become pregnant or just had a child? Are you looking for ways to maintain your health in your older years? Are you an athlete looking to boost performance? These are just a few of the reasons people seek the expert, science-based advice of a registered dietitian.

Here are 10 common reasons to you should consult with a registered dietitian: