I want to share a video that I saw a few months back. It has everything a good PSA needs: entertaining graphics, sound message, and Jason Mraz (vegan, raw-foodist, avocado farmer and musician extraordinaire). Honestly, this is one of the best videos to promote change I’ve seen in a while.
As folks are actively working on their New Year’s resolutions (and have probably already rejected some) to lose weight, eat healthier, exercise more, sleep more, watch less TV, etc., I highly encourage you to shift your focus on to small changes that will help you reach your long term goals, such as minimizing added sugar in your diet. Sugar, like salt, is a taste that we become accustomed too. Reducing sugar intake can initially be quite challenging, but after the first few days – and with lot’s of healthy fruits and vegetables in your diet, you’ll find that you’re no longer crazing indulgent sweets, but instead craving healthier foods. And healthier foods = happier you.
Greetings! It has officially been nearly one year since my last blog post and SO, so much has changed. Here is a quick rundown:
May – Completed 1200 hours of supervised practice in dietetics
July – Passed my board exams (and chewed off all my nails in the process) and FINALLY finished the very long road to becoming a Registered Dietitian
August – Was promoted to Wellness Dietitian at work
October – Trip to Philadelphia for the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Food and Nutrition Conference and Expo; also earned a Certificate in Adult Weight Management Training
As you can see, last year was a little crazy on the home front (hence my brief break from blogging) and I am welcoming 2013 with open arms. My New Year’s resolution this year is to live in the present and focus on joy (is there an app for that?). One of the things I am most looking forward to this year is writing again. Can I also just say that “13″ is my favorite number so this year must hold great things right?!
The fireman and I are currently sitting in an airport terminal in Kansas City, MO awaiting our delayed flight to Washington D.C. My very best friend in the whole wide world happens to live there and just happens to be getting married very, very soon. Oh, and I just happen to have the privilege of [...]
A coworker and friend of mine recently shared the video below with me and I loved it so much I wanted to share it on CWYMO. The drawings are very entertaining, but more importantly the message is superb. Being a soon-to-be RD and Healthy Educator, I spend at least 80-90% of my days talking, thinking, [...]
Contrary to popular opinion, being gluten-free and vegetarian/vegan does not mean that the age of enjoying ones food is over. A few weeks back, I was suffering from a case of “I want comfort food in my belly now” syndrome. Being that I am a relatively new vegetarian and gluten-free I had to get a [...]
Quinoa is a fantastic whole grain that a growing number of people are learning of and loving! It is highly versatile and provides fantastic nutrients such as phosphorus, magnesium, iron, and fiber. As a vegetarian, I turn towards Quinoa quite often for its protein rich quality. It contains a full range of amino acids, meaning [...]
I adore nuts. Yes, I know how that sounds. Think what you will I can’t help it, they’re delicious. I covet any type of candied nut for their sweet and spicy goodness, so I decided to make my own. These are just a little bit nice and whole lot of naughty. They make a great [...]
This is a follow-up to my post and video blog from last Sunday. Since I have made the switch over to a gluten-free and vegetarian lifestyle, the first question people ask is why? Many others hint that my choices are a tad extreme. Let me first just say that I welcome questions. I know that [...]
Hello! Happy New Year! WOW – has it been a long time since my last post or what?? I am happy to say I am back and ready to jump into action! As you can tell by the vlog (e.g. “video blog”) above there have been many changes in my life recently. If you’re new [...]
For a while I have wanted to upload some new content to CWYMO and touch on my own health journey. Watch the vlog below for more info! And check back in a few days when all new content has been uploaded.