What I did with all the Halloween candy

I love fall. The weather is cooler, the leaves change color and it’s the perfect time to get outside. Not to mention it marks the beginning of many celebrations and holidays to come…which is a wonderful thing and a challenging thing all at once. Halloween is the first celebration of the season and boy was that fun!…

A trip to the State Fair: 5 lessons in self-care

Monday, October 31st Farm animals… Check Meat on a stick… Check Flying acrobatic dogs… Check Deep fried dough… Check All signs point to a fun-filled experience at the North Carolina State fair. One thing I didn’t expect to get from the experience was a wonderful opportunity to practice mindfulness and self-care. While walking through crowds…

The trouble with counting calories

Calories, calories, calories. So important, yet so frustrating. We know eating more calories than we burn will cause weight gain, right? So, why don’t we all just track our calories daily and everyone will be at a healthy, happy weight? Simple! America’s weight problems SOLVED! You and I know it’s not that simple. If this method…

No PhD required!

Monday, Oct 24th   I often have people bring me food containers to determine if it’s a healthy option or not. You may have seen or heard that the FDA is working on redefining the term “healthy” on food labels due to an ongoing battle with Kind Bars. Here’s the quick and simple Well-Balanced Way to…

Mindfulness starts here – thinking about the entire process

One of the very nicest things about life is the way we must regularly stop whatever it is we are doing and devote our attention to eating. -L. Pavorotti Crumbs fell on my desk… It’s about 10:30 am and I was listening to the audio version of the Blue Zones Solutions, a book by Dan Buettner…

How are you feeding your mind?

Monday, October 17, 2016  As your favorite dietitians, Kristen and I strive to give you lots of motivation, inspiration, and information to eat and live well-balanced. It is our goal to fill, not just your inbox, but your mind and wellness toolbox with plenty of resources and ideas to live a healthy and fulfilled life.…

Eat like a dietitian – a few secrets from a day in the life!

Monday, October 10, 2016 On occasion, I get the surprising question in the middle of a client session “well, what do you eat?!” It’s human nature to be curious – plus most people figure out early on that I’m an open book.  I had the opportunity to order and take lunch to our new office (yay!!!)…

The Miracle Medicine You Need to Know About and How to Make a Habit Stick

Do you know about this SIMPLE way of improving your overall well-being? There is one medicine that when taken regularly is proven to… Be an effective antidepressant in mild to moderate cases of depression Protect an aging brain against memory loss and dementia Defend your heart against heart disease and stroke Lower your bad (LDL)…

But I was doing so well!

Monday, October 3, 2016   I recently had the pleasure of meeting with one of my first clients, I will call her Allison, from last year who has done remarkably well reaching her goals while working with Well-Balanced Nutrition and Weight Watchers.  I’m so proud of Allison for committing to her own well-being and her…

You might need to let this go…

My little one has just discovered the movie Frozen and is now addicted. Every morning on the way to school we listen to one or more of the songs from the soundtrack. You might think that it would get old listening to the same song(s) every day but it’s great, actually. Being able to sing…