Monday, April 25, 2016

Can Fats be a part of a Healthy Diet?

There are three macro-nutrients that our body needs to function. Can you guess what they are? If you said carbohydrates, protein, and fat (YES I said FAT) then you were right! The body needs carbohydrates because they provide the main energy source for the body. Proteins are essential for growth and repairs of cells. Fats are a part of cell membranes and are vital for the absorption of the fat soluble vitamins A, D, E, and K. Fat also serves as an energy source and protects our organs. There is more Read more [...]

Thursday, April 21, 2016

Dictionary Ditch

Cleanse Detox Clean Eating Cheat Day “Bad Food” It is time we take some time to ditch some unhealthy words from our vocabulary. I can bet that most of you have used one of these at one point or another without even thinking twice about it. You may ask, “What’s the big deal?” Well the big deal is that by using these words we may be setting ourselves up for failure. These words can suggest that we don’t trust our body or what it is telling us when it comes to eating. Cleanse Read more [...]

Monday, April 18, 2016

Using the Ellyn Satter Approach: Feeding Children

As a parent, it can be challenging to know what your responsibilities are when it comes to your child’s eating. Today I am going to discuss Ellyn Satter’s Division of Responsibility in Feeding. If you haven’t already, I recommend reading her book Your Child’s Weight Helping Without Harming. Her guidelines provide a way to create a positive relationship between you are your child. Ellyn is a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist and Family Therapist. She created the Satter Feeding Dynamics Read more [...]