How to Eat More Vegetables

It might sound daunting or like a lot of work to try and add more vegetables into your diet, but it doesn’t have to be. I am willing to spend a little more time cooking the main dish for our meals at home, so I’ve found that I’m more likely to eat vegetables if I…

Dietitian Blunder #1

Hi folks. I haven’t blogged in awhile but I’m glad to be back after a much needed break from social media. I thought it would be fun to start sharing some personal blunders as a dietitian. Dietitians are often assumed to eat perfectly, or we are sometimes judged for the days we don’t eat perfectly!…

Which Carbohydrates Should be Eaten Regularly?

I have written about the importance of including carbohydrates in our diet and that we need to limit added sugars. As most people should get about 50% of their calories from carbs you might be wondering which carbohydrates should be included in your diet on a regular basis. I will discuss this question today. It…

Should You Limit Carbohydrate Intake?

Carbohydrates have a been given a bad reputation because they are known for causing weight gain. While excess carb intake can cause you to gain unwanted pounds, the same is true for eating too much fat or protein because it is the excess calories that cause the weight gain. In general, reducing overall calorie intake…

Which Foods Have Carbohydrates?

I started a blog series on carbohydrates, here’s the first post if you missed it. In this post I am going to address which foods have carbs, and you might be surprised to learn that most foods have carbohydrates. Here’s a quick list: Grains and foods made with grains. This includes rice, quinoa, oats, wheat,…

What are Carbohydrates?

Macronutrients are the nutrients our bodies need in large amounts and include carbohydrates, fats and proteins I am starting a blog series on carbohydrates (carbs for short), which is the favorite macronutrient to target for weight loss these days, and takes a lot of flak in general. The word carbohydrate actually means carbon with water…