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.
Whoever said frozen foods were less superior to fresh foods was just wrong. Frozen fruits and vegetables are "superfoods" on an island with little access to fresh produce. Fresh v. Frozen As soon as produce is separated from the plant, certain nutrients start breaking down. The longer a fruit or vegetable sit, the more vitamins… Continue reading Frozen Broccoli. THE NEW SUPERFOOD. 5 healthy recipes to add more veggies to your diet.
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
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
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 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 know waiting till July may seem hard... BUT for all you lucky folks I have a sneak peak at Julius "The Chef" Jackson's new cookbook My Modern Caribbean Kitchen that you can try at home today! In honor of Cinco De Mayo, I am sharing this delicious Caribbean & Mexican fusion recipe! Let me start by… Continue reading Caribbean Quesadilla! Sneak Peak from My Modern Caribbean Kitchen by Julius “The Chef” Jackson!
Living healthy is important, but so is enjoying the foods we eat. Finding healthy Caribbean cooking can be hard on St Thomas. I find the traditional fare tends to be high in refined carbohydrates, saturated fats, and sodium (or salt). Excessive intake of these increases your risk of developing high blood pressure, heart disease, diabetes,… Continue reading Healthy Caribbean Inspired Recipes
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
Give yourself a pat on the back! You made it through the first month of the year! If things didn't start out as expected, it's ok! You still have 11 more months to make 2018 the year to reach your health and fitness goals! Those of you just joining me on my journey, I am… Continue reading Keys to Meeting Your Health Goals in 2018: Adaptability and Positivity