I get great suggestions from my followers on things to discuss, feature or create for this blog. I love it! It always excites me when I’m given a new challenge. The most recent? A list of healthy and portable low carb snacks. Portable is by far the challenging key word. You can’t always be nearby a … Continue reading "12 Heathy & Portable Low Carb Snacks – WLS Tips"
“Is it that time already?!” I wonder how many times we use that phrase. In August it’s about school. In October it’s for Halloween. November and December it’s a daily comment…to myself. I don’t have children and haven’t been in school since I graduated with my Masters…and yet I still think in terms of “Back … Continue reading "Back to School Meal Planning"
The Ask Steph Question today! Why don’t I recommend counting calories for weight loss? If you’ve ever worked with a dietitian, nutritionist, trainer, etc…you have likely been put on a calorie based diet. Or if you have been a member of WeightWatchers you learned the process of counting points. I’ve done both. Met with a … Continue reading "Why I Don’t Recommend Counting Calories to Lose Weight"
This week Mr W and myself are headed north for a long weekend at the lake with my family. Which means for meal planning sake- we had a “mini” week. In our house, we rarely ever repeat a meal. Every night is a gamble on how the meal is going to come out. Which is mostly … Continue reading "Best of Food Coach Me Week"
This summer I joined a women’s bible study on Gideon. I didn’t know the women, the church it was hosted at, or a whole lot about Gideon outside of the fact he won a battle with 300 men. I learned a lot especially about confidence, about trusting God will do what he tells you he will … Continue reading "Commitment Trumps Convenience"
It’s funny the questions you receive when people hear you are a dietitian/nutritionist. Some are more serious questions: What do you think of Body Bi Vi/Adkins/Paleo/Raspberry Ketones/Fat-Flush Diet/Gluten-free/etc. And some are just plain funny: Is it better to have nothing for breakfast…or 5 pounds of bacon? Does drinking wheat beer count towards a serving of … Continue reading "Good Snacks for Blood Sugar Control"
I don’t normally like focusing on the negative. If you’ve met me, you’d likely agree that I’m a better cheerleader than a tough girl dietitian. I might say “cut that out” but usually with a smile. My personality fits some more than others. Some like the drill sergeant approach, some like to be encouraged and … Continue reading "The To-Don’t List"
Today I spent some time at a bariatric clinic. It flooded back memories and feelings I always have when I get to see people go through this process. I drove home thinking of my weight-loss surgery friends. I think so highly of them, even if society sees it different. So to my weight-loss surgery friends, … Continue reading "To My Weight-Loss Surgery Friends"
After I posted my thoughts about the Fat-Flush Water, I was asked to review Plexus Slim – which you may have seen come through on your Facebook feed. I hadn’t heard of the company or the product, so I spent some time this morning researching their website. Because I’m not out to bash/dog/offend any companies, … Continue reading "Review: Plexus Slim"
This picture was taken from Pinterest.com – unsure of original source Pinterest is awesome. Awesome for fun ideas, cute crafts, new recipes, and also for some humor. I love stories of ideas from Pinterest that didn’t quite pan out. I have some myself, so its funny to hear the stories of others! Right now there … Continue reading "New Pinterest Hit: Fat-Flush Water!"