diets.jpgHave you ever known someone who was on a wacky diet? I sure have.

Back when I was in middle school (circa 1995) the Atkins diet was HUGE. I remember going over to my friend’s house and opening her fridge only to find a bunch of meat, cheese, and Diet Rite. She explained to me how her mom was following the Atkins diet and that she ate bacon and cheese for breakfast.

Now this was long before I ever signed on to be a dietitian, but something inside told me that this type of diet couldn’t be healthy.

We don’t like to admit it, but we usually know when something just doesn’t seem right about a diet. Yes, most of us know when something is healthy or not. The problem is that the result can be so attractive, in this case, weight loss, that we’ll do just about anything to get it.

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It’s 12:30 and you’re just getting back to your desk from lunch. You’re trying to pick up where you left off  but all you can think about is chocolate. Since you just had lunch you’re trying to ignore it, but ugh! those M&M’s are calling you from across the room….

I’ve been stuck in this scenario MANY times before. I don’t know why exactly these sweet cravings attack with such force, but I do have some tips on what to do about them.

When I used to work in a hospital, our office was constantly loaded up with treats from sales representatives. Even though I was practicing good nutrition all day with patients, I would still dive into the treat basket. Just goes to show you how powerful temptation can be.

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Sick of Oatmeal In the Morning? Give This A Try

March 20, 2014

  I enjoy eating a warm cereal from time to time – especially during the winter! I find that I have been eating more hot cereals lately because it’s also what I’ve been making for my 1 year old daughter. Since she eats hot cereal almost everyday, I have been looking for ways to change […]

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