Walking the Aisles Talking about Food

It is Okay to Shop in the Middle of the Grocery Store

Have you heard that you must shop the perimeter of the grocery store to be eat healthy? The idea is that all the healthy foods are on the outer circle of the store. Following that logic, the foods in the center aisles must be horrible for your health.

I call bullshit.

I’m writing to you today from my home in Florida where “hurricane season” has come up on the 2020 Jumanji dice. Read on to see which shelf stable foods an RD orders in case the power goes out.

Picture of looking through a glass ball showing the landscape upside down with text Perception is Reality. How Does this Impact RDs?

Perception Is Reality

I asked about the opinions people have about RDs in a supportive, fitness-focused Facebook Group. 46% of responses were negative. There is no amount of legislation that is going to make 46% of people say, “I really need help with food and I think RDs suck but since it’s the law I’ll go to the RD who won’t help me instead of the nutrition coach who will help me.”

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Occupational Freedom and Opportunity Act (HB1193) in Florida

TLDR: you can now offer services and activities to people who are generally healthy and not under a doctor’s care as long as you are careful about how you represent yourself. See the NEW laws and walk through what it means for nutrition services and activities in Florida and when you should consider a licensed nutritionist.

Are Kodiak Cups Good For A Quick Breakfast?

So, first, thank you to Kodiak Cakes for the RD Kit containing free products. I have been wanting to sample Kodiak cakes. As a regular macro-tracker, the higher amount of protein in Kodiak products intrigued me.

What To Expect on a Grocery Store Tour

Are you curious about what actually happens on an interactive grocery store tour? Many people are unsure what to expect if they tour a grocery store with a nutritionist. Wonder no more – here is what you can expect on a grocery store tour with N.E.W. Motivation Coaching.

TLDR: You will walk away empowered knowing you can choose healthier-for-you foods on your very next shopping trip. In short, you will become an bonafide food label detective.

5 Reasons to Go On a Grocery Store Tour

You can have a nutritionist by your side IN the grocery store! How fun! Reason #1: Don’t get tricked by the food packaging. #2 Learn about food processing, food marketing, and how food impact your health and weight – and finally learn how many almonds are actually in that glass of almond milk! Read on for more…

Butternut Squash Agnolotti

Okay, first, do you love every single word in the recipe name? OMG yes! Butternut is a good friend of mine and a long-time Thanksgiving meal staple growing up. If you don’t know agnolotti, it is a type of ravioli – ravioli and I also go way back thanks to Chef Boyardee and this great restaurant in Brooklyn that I believe was called Cinzino’s (or something like that…). Then add kale (yes, how cliché, an RD who loves kale, I know), and brown butter sauce – heaven!!! Yes, please, get in my belly! Um, so it is safe to say I was just a bit excited going into this recipe. 

A Gift: Enjoy the Holidays without Sabotaging Your Health

I am beyond excited to announce a gift to you from me and N.E.W. Motivation Coaching. Because I am so unhappy with the Diet Culture / Weight Loss wheels turning as we come to the end of another year, I am giving away – yes free – both a video course and a booklet this…

Abracadabra – you’re thin!

It’s that time of year, I know. That time where every crazy idea about weight loss and getting ripped invades every media outlet in our lives.  Just this week, I’ve seen very disturbing ads. Disturbing on one hand because they are utter ridiculousness. Disturbing on the other hand because of people’s reactions to them… or should I say blind faith in them being their magic bullet for weight loss. Oh, yeah, without having to do anything except buy and use this magical new product.

It makes me sad because of all the bullshit out there and people peddling this type of bullshit should be ashamed of themselves. 

Recipe: Coco-Choco-Chia Pudding (Gluten-Free!)

This Coco-Choco-Chia Pudding is one of three gluten-free, treats (snacks or desserts) we are showcasing at our next Make & Take Meal Prep Workshop but we love it so much we are sharing it with you here too. By the way, this recipe is also dairy-free and vegan! And yes, it can be all these things and still delicious!