Eating Out

I come from a very foodie family. We get excited about trying new things and get very crabby if we miss a meal. Half the fun of traveling for us is getting to try new restaurants. So for a weekend like this one, where my dad and brother are coming to visit me in Kansas City, I anticipate that almost all of my meals will be eaten at restaurants.

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Eating outside of the home has become so much more common in America than it used to be, and it is definitely a contribution to the rising obesity rates. When you eat at a restaurant, whether it’s fast food or five star, you lose the control of what is going in to your food. This means that sometimes even the “healthy” options really might not be so healthy. And don’t even get me started on portion sizes. And then there’s the free bread at Italian places, the free chips and salsa at Mexican places. Eating out frequently can be the downfall of a healthy lifestyle; eating at home will almost always be the better option. Continue reading “Eating Out”

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What is the best diet?

Sit back and get comfortable, because I am about to reveal to you the perfect diet.

Ha, SIKE.

Let me start by saying I hate “diets.” Diets don’t work. Eating patterns and lifestyle habits are a slightly different story, but if it is telling you exactly how to eat or restricting you in any way that is not normal for you, then I’m not a fan. Diet mentality is a huge problem, but that conversation is for another day. Today I’m talking more along the lines of lifestyle diets.

Another thing I highly dislike when people, whether it be a patient or stranger or friend, ask me “oh you’re a dietitian, so what should I eat?” Continue reading “What is the best diet?”