Appreciating Life

I am sitting here on the 4th of July with my family and friends by my side. This is a day of celebration. I couldn't be more appreciative of what I have in my life. I had quite the experience a couple days ago. My husband and I went kayaking with each of my kids (ages 9 and 11) in their own kids' kayaks down the narrow river which is a channel between the open ocean and a brackish inlet in Narraganasett, RI. We were far down the channel when big black storm came upon us with lightening, loud thunder and down pouring rains.

Wrap your Band Around your Head!

What does this mean??? One phrase I hear all too often is "I wish I had a band to wrap around my head." It is possible that the band can be properly adjusted and you feel satisfaction after a small amount of food, but for some reason you continue to eat. Unfortunately, you are physically capable of eating small amounts throughout the day and the band won't stop you. This is called grazing.

Need to Refuel?

One of the most popular questions I get as a nutritionist is "how should I fuel my exercise?" Many patients will have a protein bar before or after their workout. Some may opt for a Gatorade type carbohydrate/electrolyte replacement. While others take their trainer's advice and go for a protein drink. I think the greatest misconception is that people need significant carbohydrate or protein to fuel their workouts.

Feeling Great!

First of all, let me start by saying that I am so glad Adam is doing well. Our fearless leader gave us all a scare. We are all happy to have Adam back in the office and feeling great!

Don't Give Up

Life can be tough, but it is a learning experience. My heart was broken yesterday. My 11 year old son Adam had a big presentation in school on a project he had been working on for a few weeks. His presentation was on Wilbur Wright, the inventor of the first successful airplane. He had to dress the part and he looked adorable. He had to present a one minute speech which he practiced his whole winter vacation. He knew it inside and out. When he came home from school, he jumped in the car. I didn't even have to ask how it went. I could see that he was physically shaken up and tearful.


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