Menopause can be unsettling. These habits can help smooth the transition.

Originally written for The Washington Post, July 17, 2018 For something that’s been discussed as far back as Aristotle, there is still a lot that’s unknown about menopause. But new research is shedding light on how women can better manage this often-unsettling time in their lives. Although the average age for natural menopause (365 days without … Read more →

High blood pressure? Potassium could help.

Originally written for The Washington Post, February 13, 2018 High blood pressure has received a good amount of press in recent months. New guidelines have lowered the definition of hypertension to a blood pressure of130/80 instead of 140/90. In addition, the DASH diet, Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension, a well-studied, evidence-based plan, continues to be effective decades after … Read more →

12 ways to give your favorite foods a healthy twist

Originally written for The Washington Post, January 10, 2018. If you think about a food you love, it’s often the fat, sugar, and/or salt that is the ingredient you really enjoy eating. Think about common favorite comfort foods such as fries, pizza, ice cream, doughnuts, or popcorn, and you’ll find it will come back to … Read more →

How to make a New Year’s resolution that will actually work

Originally written for The Washington Post, Dec 26, 2017 With the new year approaching, it’s time to set goals, get inspired, and create a new routine for your health and wellness. Making a great New Year’s resolution and sticking to it can cause significant change in your life. Unfortunately, many set themselves up for failure … Read more →

Got 10 minutes? You can do this workout.

Originally written for The Washington Post, October 11, 2017 We often get derailed in our exercise routines because we can’t fit the perfect workout into our day. We think we must go to a gym, or a certain class, or use a particular technique. And we end up doing nothing at all. According to the annual … Read more →

A measly 1% could change your life

A week has 168 hours, if you spent 2 hours a week meal prepping/batch cooking – a measly 1% of your week, I’m extremely confident you would be at a happier weight, overall healthier, create a positive relationship with food and have less anxiety and stress during the week.  Seriously! And I’m not one to guarantee anything, … Read more →

Changing your perspective about weight loss may change the outcome, too

Originally written for The Washington Post, July 27th, 2017 I’ve accepted that many people don’t want to meet with a dietitian. It’s assumed that we’re going to suggest eating bland, healthy, nutritious food, and avoiding all the tasty treats. Quite frankly, sometimes a version of that is true, causing a vicious cycle to occur. Clients … Read more →