Ways to stay well balanced this Thanksgiving

This week came up fast. It has been a busy month at my house. Longer than usual work hours has meant less family time and more stress. That’s the way it happens. We don’t plan to get stressed out. We just find ourselves all of sudden overwhelmed. Then the holiday comes. We say that the…

A new approach to mindful eating | 4 tips to get started

You know that empty feeling after you eat? The times you think, “that was so unsatisfying.” What if there is a different way to get the most nutrition and enjoyment from your food. A client, who we will call Eric, was recently diagnosed with melanoma stage III. Eric is a young and otherwise healthy guy…

No more food shaming!

Monday, Sept 18, 2017 I just don’t do this often but I’m putting my foot down. There will be no more self-afflicted food shaming. As Kristen eloquently states in her blog post, Why Well-Balanced Eating is NOT fail proof, “Well-balanced eating (and well-balanced living for that matter) is not fail-proof because at the end of the…

Who is on your team? 4 ways to get more helpers

Monday, Aug 21, 2017 The other night, while reading Harry Potter and The Goblet of Fire, I got to thinking about my people. You know, the ones that make life more fun, doable, and interesting. I joke that God knows I am such a handful I needed two partners – one in life and one…

Tracking leads to progress

Revised: Monday, July 31, 2017 “You cannot manage that which you do not measure.” Peter Drucker As dietitians, Kristen and I are big advocates of food journals. I know, I know… Oh, here it comes.  This request is often scoffed at when brought up; however, a recent literature review suggests that self-monitoring is the cornerstone…

Comfortably Chubby | 3 Steps to improving your body image

Monday, July 17, 2017 Last week while hanging out by the pool, a new friend, Katie, and I got to talking about body image, how we grew up, and our own habits. Katie is beautiful and full-figured. She exudes confidence in her body. Katie told me she enjoys her lifestyle – especially eating and drinking (and…

Learning to love the journey

Monday, June 26, 2017 Growing up, my mom always called me her “journey girl.” Then I got to college and had to get to class, keep up with the other hyperactive dietetic students, and juggle school work with an active social life (good ol’ University of Dayton memories). For a while, life became less about the…

HALT: A tool to head off emotional eating

Monday, June 5, 2017 It’s Friday night, you made it through another busy week… Time to celebrate. So often our celebrations include food and maybe an adult beverage or two. Nothing says “happy birthday” like cake, “thank you” like a bottle of wine, or “I love you” like chocolate candy. For many of us, food…

Sometimes it’s a simple solution

Monday, May 15, 2017 There are so many diets, research articles, and ideas it can become overwhelming to try and choose the healthiest diet for you and your family. Kristen and I have talked about many different diets, and you know it’s our well-balanced mission to help people ditch the diet mentality and make it simple. …

3 healthy leadership tips for a more motivated team

Monday, May 1, 2017 Like many of you, Christina is a busy professional who is in a position of leadership. She was a pretty healthy gal before she started coming to see me, but she wanted to do even better, especially as a leader in the office. Her wellness WINS are highlighted below. Her story is a reminder of how…