Monday, September 16, 2019

Meal Planning? Who’s got time for that?

As a dietitian in private practice, not only is my job about teaching clients, a huge part of it is problem-solving with clients and unpacking barriers that get in the way of healthy habits. One thing that continuously comes up during conversation is TIME and the lack of it!  “I’ve been working longer hours at work so I just grab fast-food after work,” “My child has been sick and I haven’t had time to cook,” I got home late from class today and ate the first thing I saw.”  Read more [...]

Wednesday, August 28, 2019

Why is everyone talking about the gut?!

Every few years, the spotlight on health and wellness shifts based on what the scientific community and medical research is focusing on. For a long time, inflammation was one of those buzzwords and I was helping clients focus on an anti-inflammatory diet and which foods to focus on increasing.   The last couple years, we’ve started to realize inflammation is just the tip of the iceberg and as we’ve started to dig a little deeper, we’re starting to learn how important the gut microbiome Read more [...]

Monday, June 3, 2019

Beat the Heat

It’s no secret that the Carolinas are home to some hot summers, here are some tips to help you stay cool as a cucumber all summer long! Stay Hydrated! This first tip may seem obvious, but ensuring that our bodies are properly hydrated is extremely important especially on a long, hot summer day but how much water do we actually need? Adults typically need eight to ten 8 ounce glasses of water a day and may need even more water after physical activities or sweating in the heat; be sure the Read more [...]