Weight Loss & Inspiration Blog

By - 6/9/2014

The Musical Fruit

Beans, beans the musical fruit, the more you eat, the more you …  HA!  Remember chanting this when you were a kid?  My kids still do.  I am OK with that because I am happy to have beans in their vocabulary. Fun fact:  Did you know the longer you cook your beans the less flatulence they cause.  Also, throw out the water you cook dried beans in and you’ll experience less gas.   Let me share a few of the many benefits of beans:

·         Excellent...

By - 4/30/2014

May Menagerie


A few quick dates of note:


Thursday May 8th at 630 pm is Game Night.  Game Night is a totally patient run evening of fun and games.  It begins with a pot-luck weight-loss friendly dinner and ends only when the laughs and good times do too.  You should definitely plan to attend and connect with old friends and make new ones.  I have NEVER talked to anyone who regretted going to Game Night. 


By - 4/29/2014

A Bounty of Fresh Fruits and Vegetables

                AAhhhh, this is the BEST time of year for the freshest, most nutritious fruits and vegetables.  Include lots of lots of different colors of these foods.  You can eat anything from orange apricots to green leafy swiss chard to purple eggplant.  As we see rainbows in the sky in spring, we want to see the rainbow of colors on your plates as well. 

                The reason for trying to eat a variety of fruits...

By - 3/12/2014

Hi all, happy March,

Sometimes in my blogs I like to recap what I did in a most recent class.  Last Monday I had a cooking class for beginners.  I thought this topic would be a great idea for the many patients I have who have a fear of cooking due to lack of experience.  Many patients tell me they would not even know where to start.  I started the class by going around the room asking what kind of cooking experience our patients have had in the past. 

Well, I had to reorganize...

By - 2/2/2014

Be Good to Your Heart

What does one believe: low fat diet or not?  The truth is that obesity had its highest rise when Americans were obsessed with the fat free diet.  To be honest, I was promoting it myself many years ago.  Nutrition is a science.  Science is research based.  The more we study and observe, the more we know.  You just have to go with the most up to date knowledge that is out there from a legitimate source.  Visit www....

By - 12/30/2013

A New Year’s Resolution for You

                One of my favorite hobbies is organizing!  I just love it.  Something you may not know about me is that I am a member of NAPO; The National Association of Professional Organizers.  I have everything in my house labeled in bins.   Organization is a necessity in my house with a husband and son with ADHD.  I think I have it too, just never diagnosed.  I don’t know how we would all be able to function without...

By - 11/27/2013

The journey to “just right.”


Though various authors receive partial credit, it is widely assumed that Robert Southey gave the world “Goldilocks and the three bears” in 1837.  For those who don’t remember, it is the story of a young girl who wanders in to the home of three bears and finds that one bowl of porridge is too hot and one is too cold but that fortunately “one is just right.”  Similarly, when Goldilocks tires she finds that one bed is too long and one bed is too...

By - 11/25/2013

Happy Holidays!

Make your list and check it twice.  If you have lots of lean protein & colorful fruits and vegetables on your list then you are off to a great start.  We all know food is in abundance during the holidays and I don’t mean those I listed above.  I have come to the realization that the season of overeating  and less healthy foods has extended throughout the year.  This gives new meaning to spreading holiday cheer.  But it is true.  There are so many...

By - 10/29/2013

November Notes


As Abraham Maslow said in his essay The Psychology of Science "I suppose it is tempting, if the only tool you have is a hammer, to treat everything as if it were a nail."   Maslow first said this in 1966.  Not much has changed in the ensuing half-century.

The first Saturday of October I attended a Sleeve Gastrectomy course in Washington, DC.  The course was taught...

By - 10/28/2013

To Journal or not to Journal

Has anyone ever had that terrible guilty feeling after eating a not so healthy food?  I think as a dietitian I feel double the guilt.  Let’s say I had a chocolate bar, which happens on occasion.  First, I know that really wasn’t a healthy choice (especially with my background and education!).  Secondly, I feel like a hypocrite because I tell people all the time not to eat those types of foods.  Then, I remind myself that we...


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