Part of the reason I chose to graduate with a degree in Nutrition and Exercise Physiology was because of the health crisis the US is currently in.
I'm talking record deaths from heart disease, type II diabetes, obesity- diseases that did not exist 70 years ago.
I felt compelled to help people understand what eating better looked like. I just didn't know that it's not that most people don't know what to eat, they don't know how to get it on the table.
"Yes, I know I should be eating vegetables, but all I have time for is the drive-thru or anything that delivers".
It was a painful cycle to watch; a cycle so many Americans are locked into that has the power to kill.
Foods of convenience do not care about your health.
I felt scared for our nation, so I decided to do something.
I wanted to teach people that there is a simple way to get health on their table each night.
And no, it doesn't have to cost an arm and a leg, you don't have to be Martha Stewart, and you don't have to the time to...
Lots of food faces going on in my new weekly segment “What’s in your pantry?” With Rene Knott of KSDK news!
Every Monday at 5am and 6am (record it, only Rene is up that early during quarantine ) we share awesome recipes using items you already have in your pantry (hello, fewer trips to the store!)!
It’s fun and funny mostly because Rene is hilarious and I make faces like this! See you on channel 5 on Monday!
Lesson 1 on healthy grocery shopping:
The problem isn't that you don't know how to grocery shop, the problem is you are going to the store with no plan!!
I am going to teach you exactly how to make that plan with the Meal Prep Course launching in March, but first, go watch the quick video I made that goes over a few items to keep in your house at all times so you can always throw together a healthy meal.
Click HERE to watch!
If you're not cooking at home, how much time are you spending running around trying to figure out what your next meal will be?
In my first job as a nutrition educator, I realized that while most of us don't find the time to cook, we don't realize how much time we are wasting trying to figure out what we are going to eat next. Whether we are sitting at our desk toiling, spending our lunch hour in the car looking, strolling up and down the grocery aisles searching for something to have for dinner. It's a problem! We just tend to think this is much more efficient way of doing things than setting aside a few hours to meal prep for the week, or going online to order some healthy delivery meals!
Today, I challenge you to take a look at how much time is spent sourcing your next meal.
This doesn't have to take a long time, just take note of it as it happens. At the end of the day, or week, tally it up. Was it minutes, hours?
I would be willing to bet it was much more significant than...