It’s that time of the year again and everybody is ready to make a fresh start; which means exercise more, go to bed earlier, drink less alcohol, and of course, eat better. These hefty goals may seem unattainable at times. A slip up here, giving into cravings there, can set off a chain reaction that makes it hard to stay on track – but these goals are not out of your control. Start this year off with a little help from our Be Well health coach, Dawn Brighid, and keep cravings at bay all year long.
I've been doing an exciting nutrition internship for Ashley Koff, RD! We have been working on better nutrient evaluations and I recently wrote this blog post for her. Ashley's thing is "Better Not Perfect. More Often." I love this idea as we can't be perfect all the time, but we can make better choices more often. Here's a taste of my blog, head to Ashley Koff Approved for the whole post!
Recently, over a delicious cocktail at my local neighborhood bar, I started thinking about what went into the ingredients in my drink - and whether or not I was imbibing any GMOs (Genetically Modified Organisms) along with it. I know - what a buzzkill! But here's the thing: I go out of my way to make sure that I'm avoiding GMOs when it comes to my groceries, so why not expand that to include happy hour drinks?
Imagine this scene… There is food in the refrigerator that needs to be cooked, but you are too busy. The one night that you can make time, you look in the refrigerator and the pieces don't quite add up to a meal so you order take-out. When the weekend comes around and you actually have time to cook a big dinner, your lettuce is wilted, the sweet potatoes have gone soft, the greens aren't green, the garlic sprouted... You have been thinking about starting a compost bin, but you haven't yet, so it all goes into the garbage and you start again.
Have you ever watched a food show where they go into someone's kitchen and open up the refrigerator and cupboards for everyone to see? They always look so neat and tidy - there is no way that was a surprise visit! These shows make me think about my own refrigerator... what is in it right now? Leftovers? Vegetables that I need to eat?
It’s that time of the year; spring cleaning is in the air! Time to change out sweaters and heavy jackets for something a little lighter. Time to open the windows and let a little fresh air in. Time to change eating habits from heavy winter foods to lighter fare. And a great time to spring clean the kitchen to prepare for the abundant feast that is surely on its way.