Protect Yourself Online – Privacy & Social Media

How to use social media to protect yourself online Let’s talk about Internet security & privacy. Private practice dietitians and small business owners need to be aware of how to use social media responsibly to protect yourself online. If you use social media to promote your practice, we need to be discussing it. Even if…

After a Night of Drinking… Try the 3 M’s

Did you drink last night? What’s your plan to get back to feeling your best today? My self-care routine after a night of drinking involves 3 M’s: Matcha, Movement, and Milk Thistle extract. Matcha tea I hope I don’t lose you with this one right off the bat! It’s probably not the best choice to…

Nutrition Counseling: Expectations vs. Reality

“Eat salad for every meal, and cut out carbs entirely” said no balanced nutritionist/dietitian ever. But I swear, that’s not much of an exaggeration of what people think I’m going to tell them when they ask me for diet advice. I think the general perception is that a nutritionist or dietitian will begin your nutrition…

7 Balanced Diet Principles

Let’s talk about the consistent concepts that can be identified in all diet trends from Whole 30 to Paleo to Weight Watchers to SlimFast. This will give us some variables to play with to figure out what works best for you. I have adapted the following framework from the “Five Food Instincts” from the book The…

The “Pick 3/4” Checklist for Balanced Meals & Snacks

Let’s face it, as much as you plan ahead, we can always expect some snacks and meals to happen on the fly. As you stare into your fridge, pace in front of your office snack stash, or zone out at the to-go foods at Starbucks… use these 4 bullets as the foundations when building your…

The Smart & Fit Air Travel Series

I work with a lot of clients who travel for work. Over the years, I’ve heard all their complaints about how their body feels after those flights and hotel stays. I’ve seen the repetitive use injuries, listened to stories about the GI discomfort, jet-lag, dehydration, swollen feet, lower back pain, unhealthy meals,  lack of sleep……

Nutrition Framework for Life

This is a general nutrition framework that I send to all my clients who want to talk nutrition with me. My goal is to provide an outline and some concepts to ensure that we are starting on the same page. A framework to live by for a balanced diet and a healthy relationship with food…

Life Organization in the Digital Age: Part II

Starting the Discussion I want to hear your methods. How do you organize? How do you prioritize deadlines, manage bills and payments, schedule meetings, prioritize and respond to emails, remember to prepare the coffee at night, plan your meals, navigate daily and weekly errands, and find time to relax and have fun… with technology, paper,…

Life Organization in the Digital Age: Part I

I don’t understand why our schools aren’t teaching us the most important things in life. That is, how to live. (Ok, Chelsea, a bit broad here, isn’t that what we’re supposed to learn in life?) Ok, fine. How to learn. How to function in society after school. How to choose and prepare healthy and balanced meals….