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 [...]

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 [...]

Can you THRIVE without supplements?

Many may be hearing about a popular new lifestyle regimen called THRIVE by Le-Vel. This is a 3-step system taken daily for 8-weeks that claims to support mental clarity, increase energy levels, support digestion, and aid in weight loss through a combination of vitamins, minerals, herbs, and plant extracts. The 3-step system includes a daily vitamin/probiotic supplementation, a protein shake, and a patch worn on the arm. Though improving your lifestyle in three simple steps sounds promising, there Read more [...]