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What does the dietitian eat?

Many of my clients ask me what I eat every day so here it is. 12 foods I eat every day or almost every day 1.  Avocado 2.  Spinach or kale 3.  Chocolate 4.  Eggs 5.  Omega 3 Fatty Acid supplement 6.  Nuts 7.  Broccoli 8.  Plain yogurt 9.  Olive oil 10.Raisins 11. Berries 12.Beans... Read more »

Should I be having protein powder after my workout?

Should you have protein powder after your workouts?  If so, which ones are good?   It depends on your goals, your workouts, your overall diet, and your preferences.  Real food is always the best for optimal nutrition but it’s unrealistic to always have real food with our on the go lifestyles.  Protein powders can provide you... Read more »

Is your crockpot dusty?

If you aren’t using your crock pot, clean that thing up and use it!  You don’t have time to cook, you get home late and starving, you aren’t eating enough vegetables….cooking with your crock pot is a great for those who don’t have time to cook and who want to get in multiple food groups. ... Read more »

Beet it

If beets are not in your nutrition plan, let me tell you why you should rotate it in.  Beets are low in calories and high in nutrients- Vitamin A, C, B vitamins, iron, calcium, and antioxidants.  Beets are known to be used for sports performance too. Beet juice is high in nitrate which converts to... Read more »

Sour to Sweet with Miracle Berry

Miracle berry is a berry that when eaten makes sour foods taste sweet.  This miracle fruit contains a glycoprotein called miraculin that binds with the taste buds and becomes a sweetness inducer with acidic foods.  I tried it for the first time at Berrista, a new coffee shop in Old Irving Park.  The idea is... Read more »

Immune Boosting Foods

It’s that time of year where it seems like everyone is sick and if you aren’t sick then you are trying to avoid getting sick.   You can do this by getting enough sleep, taking care of your body, and eating healthy.  Try to eat nutrient dense foods and stay hydrated.   Here are some immune boosting... Read more »

Standard Market Grill

I checked out Standard Market Grill and loved it!  The menu has a variety of options- some on the healthy side and some on the indulgent side.  I shared the Karate Chops Appetizer which is spare ribs with kale slaw…delicious!  For dinner, I had the Buddha Bowl with Salmon.  There were so many beautiful vegetables... Read more »

Can you be working out too hard?

We know that exercise is key to weight loss, disease prevention, stress relief, and well…living longer.  Or is it?  You may have heard about crossfit causing dangerous muscle breakdown called rhabdomyolysis or a middle aged man having a heart attack during a marathon.  Silent heart attacks, which is a heart attack occurring with no warning... Read more »

Nutrition and Fitness Blogs

Check out these three blog posts that I did for a wellness blog. Strengthen your core and so much more The worthwhile 10 minute workout Don’t worry, fit doesn’t always mean thin Type your email address in the box and click the “create subscription” button. My list is completely spam free, and you can opt... Read more »

What are super foods and should I eat them?

Super foods are foods that are high in nutrients and promote wellness.  There are many super foods to choose from; it can be overwhelming.  There is no better food than another; the goal is to incorporate a variety of healthy super foods into your everyday diet.   Super foods give your body more nutrients which in... Read more »