In honor of American Heart Month I want to discuss a trendy topic I am constantly asked about as a dietitian. The most popular fad diet at the moment seems to be the keto-diet. While this diet maybe beneficial for weight loss and heart health in some individuals, if not done properly it could raise… Continue reading To Keto or not to Keto: Is this diet trend right for you?
Being a dietitian, I get asked the question of what I eat a lot; by my clients, from friends, and even the stranger at the bar.
If you need a simple and healthy meal on-the-go this high-fiber protein smoothie is perfect for you. This complete meal, with 19g protein and 14g fiber, can be prepared in minutes and eaten any time of the day. Sneak more vegetables into those Increasing fiber (found in fruits, vegetables, and whole grains)in your diet may… Continue reading Orange Blueberry Smoothie
I love face masks. There is nothing as relaxing to me after a long day than washing off my makeup and applying a nicely scented mask while enjoying my view of the ocean, perhaps with a cocktail. However, one face mask can't erase a pimple, just-like one supplement, detox or cleanse doesn't guarantee maintainable weight… Continue reading Cleanses, detoxes and supplements that guarantee weight loss: Why you aren’t seeing long term results
In honor of National Apple Pie Day I am sharing one of my favorite oatmeal recipes. Using no-sugar added apple sauce in oats is a great way to add sweetness and flavor without using a ton of sugar. This recipe is the perfect way to satisfy that apple pie craving without all the extra sugar!… Continue reading Apple Pie Oatmeal
Do you want to know what foods will burn away your belly fat? Well, as a registered dietitian nutritionist I am here to tell you all my secrets to get ride of annoying belly fat. The truth is, there is no one food or group of foods that will "melt away fat" and guarantee you… Continue reading What to Eat to Burn Belly Fat
One Pot recipes are easy and a great way to limit clean up in the kitchen. This is especially handy in a small Caribbean kitchen. I found this brown Basmati rice at Pricemart for around $8, which I think is a steal. When I keep regular brown rice on hand, I never remember to start… Continue reading One Pot Basmati Rice and Beans
At times, we all need to jump start our lives and get back on track to eating well and moving more. If you are interested in improving your health and wouldn't mind losing some weight...and keeping it off!.... Start by incorporating these healthy habits into your daily routine! 1. Eat More Fruits and Vegetables Research… Continue reading 5 Healthy Habits to Start Losing Weight
Wondering how to stay healthy and stick to your diet this holiday season? Customs this time of year often revolve around the food on the table making the holidays the dieter’s arch nemesis. However, the holidays are meant to be enjoyed and celebrated not spent stressing over every morsel of food. Follow these tips for… Continue reading Healthy Tips for the Holidays from a Registered Dietitian
Every year we are inundated with diet fads and individuals looking for the secret to the perfect beach body (aka summer body if you're landlocked). Millions of dollars are spent every spring and summer looking for that quick and easy way to get a "beach-ready" body before vacation. However, many individuals are continuously having to… Continue reading #BEACHBODYPOSITIVE – Get the Perfect Beach Body in One Step
If your doctor has recently tested your blood and told you that your cholesterol is high, there are changes you can make in your diet to help lower the level of cholesterol in your blood and decrease your risk of developing heart disease and diabetes. Some patients can manage their blood cholesterol with diet alone and many stop taking medications after… Continue reading High Cholesterol Nutrition
If you have been diagnosed with high blood pressure, kidney failure, or liver disease your doctor may have recommended you follow a low sodium diet. Sodium is important for our bodies but too much attracts fluid into your blood stream increasing pressure inside the blood vessel. High blood pressure for long periods of time can… Continue reading Quick Guide to Low Sodium Nutrition
I've been hearing this term and seeing it pop up on recipes as a low sodium, dairy-free cheese substitute. Considering a large portion of my patients struggle with hypertension and other cardiovascular aliments, I have decided to do a little digging into Nutritional Yeast and its benefits related to heart disease. What Is Nutritional Yeast?… Continue reading Nutritional Yeast: What Can It Do For Your Heart
I’ve been struggling with writing this post, because recently, my internal dialogue is reaming “how can you possibly tell others how to set goals when you can’t meet your own?” Being a dietitian, I sometimes feel like a hypocrite. I have come to this point so many times in my life. I’ve set goals. Easy… Continue reading How To Be A Failure….
For February, I set a goal to try at least two new things every week. Initially I had intended for my new experiences to be completely food and fitness related, but as I discussed last month, sometimes, life requires us to adapt. Nevertheless, I did well this month and not only exceeded my expectations, but… Continue reading 13 NEW Things to Try on St Thomas