January 2017 – Week 2. Where does your snacking stand? Were you able to enjoy 1 or 2 new, nourishing snacks last week? No? It’s ok, I’m not judging, I know you’re trying your best. Maybe it’s because you weren’t impressed with last week’s snack list? Well, then, have no fear because I’ve got FIVE NEW snack ideas for you! That means five more reasons to stop that sloppy snacking!
Woo hoo! You made it to 2017! How does it feel? It should feel great because you’ve got a clean slate, with a fresh new year ahead of you! How inspiring! If I learned anything last year it’s that people like to snack. And sometimes snacking behavior gets a little sloppy. But, luckily for you, I’ve come up with a January series titled “20 Snacks Around 200 Calories” to get your snacking back on track!
It’s hard to know what to say to someone going through infertility. It’s even harder to know what to say when they reach a pivotal part of their treatment. What can you do and how can you show your love and support? Even if you’re the one struggling with infertility, these tips can be helpful. Share them with friends and family so they can offer support in the most beneficial way.
Happy holiday party-time! Woo hoo! Time to celebrate and have fun! Yes, I do believe in fun and yes, I do think you can indulge (even when struggling with infertility) in some fun holiday drinks. HOWEVER, there should be a self-imposed limit to the celebratory drinking. Hear me out, ok! Today’s Fertility Friday blog post is dedicated to my Holiday Drink Tips.
Still stuffed from Thanksgiving? Or perhaps you’re looking to lighten things up when it comes to what you’ve been eating the past few days? Then you’ll love this new meal plan I created for Eating Well Magazine! Appropriately titled “The Day-After Diet,” this 1200 calorie plan is great solution to those indulgent holiday meals!
Comfort can come in a lot of different forms – a hug, kind words, a fuzzy blanket, or a warm bowl of chili. Chili? Yes, for me chili is comfort. It’s a warm bowl of pure happiness. Why is that? I think I’ve figured it out and guess what – it has everything to do with emotions and memories and that’s what makes it a perfect Fertility Friday food!
I really love cookbooks, don’t you? And I especially love cookbooks that are written well and full of amazing recipes. Those can sometimes be hard to find. That’s why, when I stumble across them, I have to tell YOU about them. My current love is the book Whole Cooking and Nutrition written by Katie Cavuto, MS, RD. I’ve got the details all about it my my cookbook review!
Nourish. I’ve spent 100% of my time in my nutrition career talking ad nauseam about nutrition, but probably only 25% of that time using the word nourish. Isn’t that ironic? How could this important word get so little fan-fare in my every day “spiel” – the one that I use to encourage people to live better lives through consuming more nutritious foods!? Blasphemy! Why does this word mean so much to me now, more than ever? Because my co-conspirator, Elizabeth Shaw and I, are about ready to revel our Fertility Foods Cookbook that’s all about NOURISHING yourself!
I love Halloween, I really do. When I was a kid I would go trick-or-treating with my dad and drag him to EVERY SINGLE house in our neighborhood, which was a lot of houses. He never once complained and always let me stay out just a little bit longer so that I could hit the house that wasn’t so close, but had really awesome Halloween candy. So does that mean I love candy? Oh yes, yes it does. But wait, I’m a dietitian! Yes, yes I am.