The Unconventional Dietitian Blog

Personal stories and tips about food, health and wellness.
Creating Your Nutrition Principles

Creating Your Nutrition Principles

At any given time, there are at least 5 mainstream diets that have their own nutrition principles of how to be successful within that program. In part, that is what makes these diets work for the people who partake in them. The guidelines are clear, and when you are...

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Breaking Down Nutrition Bars

Breaking Down Nutrition Bars

Nutrition bars have been around for a while and the variety of them is steadily increasing. They serve as a means for providing the sense of sweetness and decadence without feeling like you’ve completely strayed away from your eating plan. Despite their savvy...

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The Impact of Alcohol on Hormones

The Impact of Alcohol on Hormones

In an ideal world, our hormones work together to keep us healthy and our body functioning at its best. But, when our hormones are out of balance or are not communicating well with each other, it can lead to both physical and mental health problems. According to recent...

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Non-Scale Victories

Non-Scale Victories

A lot of weight is put on weight. However, when measuring your progress to become a healthier you, weight is only a sliver of the pie. There are a lot of non-scale victories that can be important measures of success. While weight may be one of the most common measures...

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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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