Posts tagged food
The Common Denominator

I'm often asked the question of why I became a dietitian and my response is always the same: I love food!

However, my response is often mistaken to mean that I love to eat food. Which I do - but there is so much more to it than that. I love the story, the culture, the history of food. What I love most is food is the common denominator between people.

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Soul Food

This Christmas I'm feeding my soul.

About 95% of the time, I make decisions about what to eat based on health. I really believe (depending on what you eat) food is either medicine or poison. I think about this a lot and I try to live by that rule.

But there are times that food is as much medicine for my soul as it is for my body. In my book, Christmas is one of those times.

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Five Tips for Surviving (and even Enjoying) The Holidays

For those of us with a sweet tooth (or an urge to snack on things in front of us), this can be a treacherous time of year. I mean, I barely made it out of the grocery store alive after the Halloween candy sale (ahem, not saying that nothing "accidentally" fell into my cart). Up next are two of my favorite - not to mention the most delicious - holidays of the year.

I mean, there is one holiday that is completely dedicated to eating with those you love. Seriously? It's like Thanksgiving's subtitle is Ann's Ideal Holiday.

But of course, for those of us who also prioritize our health, this time of the year brings certain challenges. I.e. fighting the urge to eat all the things. As such, I'd like to share with you a few of my personal strategies that I use to help find a balance between health and enjoyment of some of these favorite foods.

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