There are 3 healthy habits everyone should take with them on vacation; even winter vacation!!
1. Share all your meals! You want to taste everything and eat very little. This is so easy to do on vacation; goodbye bottomless pasta bowls, hello two bites of pasta, a few other items and done.
2. Slow down. American food culture tells us to order the largest portion possible, eat as fast as possible, and get on to the next thing. However, other cultures regard the meal as an opportunity to nourish the body, get a break from the bustle, and connect socially. Meals are often slow and extended, with many small portions. No one leaves stuffed, or feeling heavy or lethargic; in fact, it is often the break they needed to get through the day! So eat slowly, and enjoy the opportunity to nourish your body and connect with loved ones!
3. Throw food away. This is a tough one for many, including me sometimes! However, eating all the food in front of you when you are already past full does not...
Ask The Nutritionist is the newest addition to this page! Outside of my weekly show Wine About It (Facebook live on Thursdays at 5:30pmCST @Basically It Meals), I love answering your questions! Post them in the comments here or on Instagam I will answer them in this weekly post!
The first question is from Sherry; “why is it important to add flax seeds to your diet?”
Flax seeds may seem like one of those foods that you don’t want to buy because you don’t know how you will ever include it in your diet. BUT as far as health benefits go, it is one of my favorite seeds and I try to include flax every day. Flax seeds contain #omega3 fatty acids which are great for brain health as well as skin and nails. Studies have also shown them to reduce the risk of stroke and cancer. I always used to have nails that broke and peeled, but when I started adding flax to my diet, they changed to the most sturdy nails that would literally be as long as my arm if I didn’t cut...
As a nutritionist, I know the power that supplements can have on your health. They can truly change your health when used properly! (which is also why we take a whole month to cover this in No-Diet Diet Club, which is launching in January!)
One of my all-time favorite supplements is this Krill oil from 1MD Health .
Not only is it high quality and full of the fats our brain loves, but it is full of one of my antiaging secret weapons, astaxanthin.
Astaxanthin is a super antioxidant that works at all levels to prevent aging! Clinical studies have shown it to:
It is really incredible. Click here to see the one I buy and like.
If this is the type of stuff you love to incorporate in your life, you must get on our waiting list for the launch of No-Diet Diet Club! The Club helps you put the secrets of a nutritionist to work in...