The Unconventional Dietitian Blog

Personal stories and tips about food, health and wellness.
Food Journal – Keeping You Accountable

Food Journal – Keeping You Accountable

While we are all (mostly) honest people, I find it interesting that accountability is one of the things that many people need to "keep them on track." I hear about accountability when talking about exercise and food, however it also goes along with such activities as...

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All About That Smoothie

Once the weather starts to heat up we all enjoy a good smoothie. If you come to my house at any point during the summer (May through September) you are certain to find one thing...homemade popsicles. I have at least 20 different popsicle molds and all of the kids know...

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Cellulite and Collagen

The sun is bright and warm, the smell of the grill fills the air, and the sound of people splashing in water surrounds us.  For many the idea of lounging around in your swim suit is not as enjoyable because of unsightly cellulite, the layer of fat that sits beneath...

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Can You Eat Just One?

Can You Eat Just One?

Creating change. It's always necessary, yet usually dreaded. The most effective way to create change is by creating habits. This acquired behavior pattern can become so engrained that you create the change you've been trying to achieve. There is no one size fits all...

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The Four Tendencies for Forming Habits

The Four Tendencies for Forming Habits

Last week I received a package in the mail.  It was an Advanced Reader's Edition of the upcoming book Better than Before: Mastering the Habits of Our Everyday Lives by New York Times best selling author Gretchen Rubin. Since this book was  unsolicited, I wasn't sure...

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Macronutrient-Carbohydrates

Macronutrient-Carbohydrates

Macronutrient.  It is a big word for the class of chemical elements that provide calories. They are macro (big) because they provide the bulk of the energy. There are three different macronutrients-carbohydrates, proteins, and fats. Each of the nutrients are broken...

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Blood Sugar: The Balancing Act

Blood Sugar: The Balancing Act

There is no doubt food plays a very significant role in blood sugar  management. It starts with a standard American diet which is high in carbohydrates, especially processed carbs. This leads to chronically high blood sugar levels which is accompanied by high insulin...

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The Secret Part 2-Nutrient Dense Foods

The Secret Part 2-Nutrient Dense Foods

In part 1 of this series, The Secret to Changing Your Eating Habits, revealed that you must change your paradigm, way you think about food and eating, in order to provide what your body needs to function at it's optimal level. Considering the nutrient density of foods...

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