Gluten: Friend, Foe or Fad?

While keto, plant-based and counting macros have taken the “diet” spotlight, dietitians are probably always going to get the question “Should I be gluten free?” and while it may seem like a simple question, the answer can actually be a little bit more complicated.  It can actually be all of the above!! A gluten-free diet is not a weight loss diet…period.   A large percentage of people are going to tolerate gluten just fine and don’t need to pursue a gluten-free Read more [...]

Self Care is Not Selfish

We have been on a mindful kick the past few weeks on the blog, so I wanted to keep that going with some self-care.  I used to think self-care was some silly and quite honestly stupid activity people used to say to sound important and trendy.  It also sounded just like an easy way out of the mundane day to day duties of life.  However, I have discovered that my initial premonition is extremely incorrect.              Read more [...]

Three Steps to a More Mindful Morning

The morning can be one of the most chaotic times of the day, however it can also be the most powerful in determining how the rest of our day proceeds. For example, waking up anxious about the day ahead can cause what seems to be a spiral of events that make our day seem rushed, out of control, and exhausting. On the other hand, if we use the morning to center ourselves with mindfulness or self-care, we can move into the day collected, productive, and energized.   1) Avoid Social Media  Read more [...]