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What This Dietitian Eats in a Day

Many of you have been asking and today, I’m finally sharing what this dietitian eats in a day! By this dietitian, I mean me.  I often ask my patients for a 24-hour food recall to assess their nutrition. I ask them what they eat on a regular day and at what times. This is what I feel like I’m doing right now. I’m giving you guys my 24-hour food recall. Maybe a little more detailed than what I usually get from my patients! Keep in mind that what I eat changes from one day to the other. I decided to give a few examples per meal and snack to give you a better idea of what I eat. I feel that sharing only one day as an example wouldn’t…

22 Tips to Help Manage Food Cravings

For most of us, food is a source of pleasure and comfort. Sometimes, a little too much. For some of us, food cravings can be a daily struggle. The problem with uncontrollable food cravings is that they can’t be treated like other cravings. We can stop drinking or smoking, but we can’t stop eating. We need food to survive. For this reason, we need to change our relationship with food.  This is a list of tips that have helped me control my sugar cravings in the last few years. To be clear, I’m just speaking from personal experience. You’re probably tired of seeing some of these tips, but the truth is, this is what works for me. I hope that this list helps you in some way, whether the tips are…

18 Simple Tips to Eat Healthy on a (Student) Budget

As a dietetic student, it’s important for me to eat healthy, but with a tight budget, it isn’t always easy. It’s my last year of university and after 5 years of studying, you better believe I’ve developed a few habits to save money. Hopefully some of my tips can help you as well! Before Shopping: Plan ahead Every week, I take one day (usually Saturday mornings) to plan my meals for the next week. I don’t like planning what I’ll eat each day of the week, I find that a little too limiting for me. What I do instead, is I plan a few recipes for the week and eat them whenever I feel like it. Every week, I plan to try at least one new recipe, either…

12 Healthy Goals for the New Year

I don’t believe that we need a New Year to make changes in our lives and become healthier, but I always love setting goals. If you know me, you know that I love making lists and I often make little monthly goals to stay on track. So despite the fact that I don’t believe in the “all or nothing” mindset that often comes with New Year’s resolutions, I love taking the opportunity to reflect on where I’m at and where I want to be in life. It’s a chance to look back on the past year, learn from your mistakes and move forward. This year, as usual, I have many ambitions. I wanted to share them with you in…