Does the Keto diet work?

The ketogenic diet, or “keto” for short, has become one of the most popular diets for those looking to lose weight.  But does it really work, or is it just another fad? This article touches on the pros and cons and summarizes the latest research. Unless...

The one simple mindset switch that’ll get you to exercise

Do you often force yourself to exercise, telling yourself or others that you “have to” and that you just need to suck it up and do it?  Don’t be so hard on yourself. This not a fun nor sustainable way of viewing exercise.  You feel like it’s forced and are thinking of...

My Top 10 High Protein Foods

You hear about the importance of protein all the time.  But knowing and doing are often two different things.  Why don’t you always do what you know you should? Well, it’s not always easy. It can help to know WHY you should be doing something in order to give you the...

Mindful vs. Mindless Eating – What’s the difference?

Are you a mindful or mindless eater? Are you concerned that your eating habits are affecting your weight, your mood, and your health? Truth is, most of us are mindless eaters at some point.  Mindless eating is eating without full awareness, and often happens when...

10 Pregnancy Superfoods to add to your diet today

unsplash-logoJannis Brandt We’re always hearing about the foods we can’t eat during pregnancy, but what about all the foods we can and actually should eat? As a Registered Dietitian with a practical approach to eating, I teach my clients how...

Top foods to reduce your risk of Postpartum Depression

In honor of May being Mental Health Awareness Month, I thought it was only appropriate to highlight postpartum depression and mood disorders and the role that nutrition playsin helping to prevent and manage these conditions.   If you think postpartum depression is...

Losing Weight while Breastfeeding – How and When is it safe?

Losing baby weight is one of the biggest goals for many new moms once life gets (somewhat) settled after having baby.  However, if you’re breastfeeding you’ll want to make sure you are eating enough to provide yourself with the energy you need to take care...

Why self care matters

Have you got yourself on the #selfcaresunday bandwagon yet? Self care is a widely popular topic across all social media channels and in day to day conversations. But what exactly is self care, and why is it so important? Self care is critical for everyone, but...

5 Crucial Nutrients During the First Trimester

The first trimester is a time of rapid growth and development for your little one. Because of this, there is an increased demand for certain key nutrients in order to meet this need and ensure you don't become depleted yourself. During pregnancy, your body...

Yummy Banana Bread

Sometimes its nice to have a little something sweet in the morning or with your late afternoon tea. Here is my easy and healthy banana bread recipe that is also kid friendly! When I bake, I often find a standard recipe on allrecipes.com. Then I modify some of the...