how’s your relationship with food?

How's your relationship with food?

How’s your relationship with food? You probably have enough relationships to worry about. Your boss, your kids, your parents, your partner… these things are complicated. The last thing you need is to worry about another complex relationship. Well, as a Dietitian, I have to tell you: your relationship with food is crucial! A quality relationship with food will increase your life span, increase your quality of life, improve your overall health, and most importantly, improve your enjoyment of food. We spend a lot of time with food. Isn’t that proof enough that the relationship deserves some attention? So, do you … Read More

6 reasons you feel hungry even though you just ate!

6 reasons you feel hungry even though you just ate

Have you ever eaten a meal and then felt hungry again just an hour later? If so, what was your reaction? You may have felt confused, upset, frustrated, or simply annoyed that you felt the need to eat again! If you’re trying to lose weight, or following a specific meal plan, you’re probably tempted to ignore that hunger. You might even feel betrayed by your body that it’s not satisfied with the food you just recently fed it. But there are a number of legitimate reasons why you might be hungry, even though you just ate! They’re all physiologically NORMAL … Read More

should I quit sugar?

should i quit sugar?

Lots of people have the idea that they should quit sugar. It doesn’t help that there’s a major fear campaign about sugar going on right now.  There’s no question that a lot of people eat too much sugar. Some even think they’re addicted to it (even though there’s no strong evidence that such an addiction can exist). They realize that they like sugar a lot, probably too much, and they think that in order to avoid eating too much sugar, they should just cut it out entirely. why you shouldn’t quit sugar I usually don’t recommend people cut out sugar entirely. … Read More

filling food – 9 foods to keep your hunger away

filling food 9 foods to keep your hunger away

The reason a lot of people struggle when trying to lose weight is because they choose low calorie foods instead of reaching for a more filling food.  Do I have your attention? Did you think low calorie foods are the secret to losing weight?! Yeah, well the problem with a lot of low calorie foods is that they don’t keep you feeling full for long. If you’re hungry within an hour of eating, it’s going to be hard to concentrate on anything other than food until your next meal. And if you haven’t planned a healthy snack in between meals, … Read More

have you dieted and failed? find out why.

why diets fail

Most diets fail. In fact, that might be underestimating the problem…. Worse than failing, diets tend to make problems worse. People lose weight to help their health, but the diets don’t last, so they gain it back again. Studies show this up and down is even worse for their health than carrying around some extra pounds! And let’s not forget how damaging diets are for your mental health. Just think about how miserable they make you. And the problem is chronic. The average woman spends 31 years on a diet. The average woman has tried 61 diets by age 45. … Read More

why do you want to lose weight?

why do you want to lose weight?

When clients come to me for help losing weight I ask one simple question: “Why?” Why do you want to lose weight? Everybody has a different answer. Some want to be good role models for their children. Some want to fit into their skinny jeans. But the underlying motivation is the same. Everybody wants confidence, joy, and acceptance. It’s interesting though, that we subconsciously assume our extra weight is what’s holding us back from achieving those things. Is it really? your weight is out of your direct control There are many things that are directly within your immediate control. Your … Read More

who will be the next I Quit Overeating ambassador?

I quit overeating ambassador

As I reflect on the past year the word that keeps coming to mind for 2016 is gratitude. I am feeling so so thankful and part of it has to do with YOU, the readers of Smart Nutrition. You are the life blood of this website and I’m so thankful each and every time one of you leaves a comment or posts on Instagram with a #smartnutritionrecipes. Thank you for allowing me the privilege of doing what I love and am passionate about.  It’s funny; when I started Smart Nutrition my plan was to create space to post recipes and nutrition articles. … Read More