Instead of a new diet (see my other recent blog posts where I tried out different trending diets), this week I focused on trying a way of life for some individuals. Since May 2018, nearly 40,000 Americans participant in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), the new name for food stamps. What is the SNAP … Continue reading SNAP Challenge for a Week: Thoughts and Main Takeaways
The Mediterranean diet has been acknowledged as one of the healthiest ways to eat. Not only is it associated with some delicious meals but it's also been linked with improved heart health and weight loss. Generally speaking, this diet focuses on eating fresh fruits, vegetables, seafood and healthy grains, while limiting red meat, unhealthy fats … Continue reading Mediterranean Diet for a Week: Thoughts and Main Takeaways
The Ketogenic Diet has been in the spotlight for quite some time now as a featured diet for weight loss and athletic performance. But did you know the diet started as a treatment for epilepsy in the 1920s? Doctors noticed that some epilepsy patients who fasted had fewer seizures, so they created a diet meant … Continue reading Keto for a Week: Diet Thoughts and Main Takeaways
Successful weight loss program or just another fad? This is the question I was sought out to answer by giving this program a try with a free week trial. Weight Watchers has been around for more than 50 years with over one million active users. It is a program that many of my friends and family have discussed with me. Since nutrition is my field of study, people are always asking for my opinion on the program.
Another week, another diet. This time I decided to try out the Paleo diet for a week. If you haven't read my previous post on diets, I believe diets can be used as an approach to help individuals realize which foods make them feel better and which foods could be limited or completely cut out … Continue reading Paleo for a Week: Diet Thoughts and Main Takeaways
I'm not typically one for diets other than the Mackenzie Burgess diet. What's the Mackenzie Burgess diet? It's my personal eating habit that consists of enjoying life, eating in moderation, and setting certain healthy guidelines to my eating habits. I think everyone should have a diet named after themselves because the focus should be more … Continue reading Vegan for a Week: Diet Thoughts and Main Takeaways
We live in a nation obsessed with physical appearance, weight loss, and dieting. $33 billion dollars are spent on dieting products each year, yet over two-thirds of American adults are overweight or obese. These dieting patterns are a huge issue because they are typically unsuccessful, physically and emotionally damaging, and ultimately promote unhealthy eating behaviors. … Continue reading Intuitive Eating
Eat this. Drink that. Do this. Do that. Before I dive into some healthy tips that I live by... you’re probably asking yourself, “Why should I trust this chick?” Even though I don’t quite have the credentials of a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (although, that’s the goal here soon!), I am a nutrition student at Colorado … Continue reading 10 Healthy Hacks to Make You a Happier Human