Portion Control

We often see the words “portion control” pop up in the news, in magazines, and from our doctors.  Portion control has become quite popular as restaurants continue to deliver over sized meals and fast food establishments continue to “super-size” servings.  I mean for a long time our society has thought more is better, right?  Well not the case at all.  Your goal should always be to super-size the amount of nutrient dense foods you are consuming, not the portion size.  Our bodies need more nutrients and less fluffed food.  When choosing your next meal, think quality of food, not quantity.  Bon Appetite!

 

Pregnancy & Attitude

Through one of the workshops I offer, LEAN Expectations, we often discuss ATTITUDE (the A in LEAN) and how body and mind are connected. What happens in our mind can affect what is happening in our body, and the way the body influences our emotions. To have a healthy pregnancy, a healthy mind and positive attitude are a must.

We cannot control what life brings us, although we CAN control how we respond.

L.E.A.N. Expectations is a series of educational workshops that teach those preparing for pregnancy, expecting, and nursing mothers how to care for themselves and their babies. The program is made up of three separate workshops, each two hours long, that can be taken in sequence or individually. As a mother-to-be, learning how to best take care of your baby starts well before you ever meet your child.

Prepare RIGHT Now
Learn the choices that turn your pregnancy into a healthy new beginning

Eat RIGHT Now
Experience optimal nutrition during pregnancy and beyond

Live RIGHT Now
Make a smooth transition from pregnancy to motherhood

Nutrient Dense Foods & their Benefits

Great article on food choices full of nutrients to keep the body healthy and disease free.   http://www.wellandgoodnyc.com/2012/12/07/the-6-nutrient-dense-foods-that-should-rule-your-diet/.  My diet tends to be full of greens, onions, mushrooms, and berries too!

If you enjoy learning about nutrient rich food choices for you & your family, check out my next online workshop on LEAN Start this January!  We will discuss all things Lifestyle, Exercise, Attitude, and Nutrition.  Go to www.taospasolutions.com for more info and to sign up.

Healthy Mom Healthy Baby

Eating for two does not mean eating twice as much rather eating more nutrient dense foods to benefit both mom & baby. What a mom eats during her pregnancy effects the baby’s preferences when beginning solid foods themselves. I ate a lot of yogurt, cheese, avocado, and strawberries throughout my pregnancy and these foods now happen to be my daughter’s favorite foods. For more information, check out my website for details on personalized health coaching through Dr. Sears Wellness Institute at www.taospasolutions.com/expectations

Make it a healthy day!