The Unconventional Dietitian Blog

Personal stories and tips about food, health and wellness.
Using a Hunger Scale

Using a Hunger Scale

There are so many different diets that specify what you should eat, how much, and when. However, what is often not addressed in many diet plans is how to actually assess your hunger and become a more mindful eater. Mindful eating is eating with awareness. It's eating...

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Frequency and Timing of Meals

Frequency and Timing of Meals

While focusing on what to eat for health is truly important, timing of meals also plays a role. Properly timing your meals can help stave off hunger, improve your digestion and energy levels, and assure you meet your daily nutritional requirements. If you are making...

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Choosing a MultiVitamin Supplement

Choosing a MultiVitamin Supplement

You've heard of the term macronutrients. These are the nutrients that we eat in large quantities (grams). These are proteins, fats, and carbohydrates. The term micronutrients aren’t as familiar; however they are opposite of macros. This means we need them but in much...

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9 Strategies for Sensible Snacking

9 Strategies for Sensible Snacking

Snacks. Are they the root of all evil or “the thing” that’s getting you through the days? There are so many reasons that we snack and while we are quarantined with a kitchen full of food they have gotten very easy to reach for. Here are a few hints that can help you...

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Endocrine Disruptors

Endocrine Disruptors

The body’s hormone or endocrine system is a complex system of chemical messengers that help organs communicate with one another.  This is a delicate system that requires the hormones to remain in the right balance. But, there are many things in our environment, food,...

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Bowel changes during your cycle

Bowel changes during your cycle

You are probably already quite familiar with the commonly accepted symptoms of having your monthly period, like cramping, bloating, and low energy. But, the changes that might occur with your bowel movements are probably not the topic of every day discussion.  There...

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Sugar Substitutes: What’s best?

Sugar Substitutes: What’s best?

Want something sweet without the calories? Wondering about the alternatives to sugar? Sugar substitutes, AKA non-nutritive sweeteners because they contain no nutrients, are natural or artificially made substances that are meant to replace sugar, providing no calories,...

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