Life Lessons Part 3: Body Image

We all have unconscious bias. We may not know we’re judging people based on how they look but sometimes we do. Whether it’s race, religion, gender, or body image; we can make decisions on how we feel about someone without being aware that we are. Part of it is society’s fault. They train us on […]

Trust me, I’m a Dietitian

There is a lot of skepticism when it comes to nutrition and who is actually giving you the right advice for your body. I totally get it – it’s your health. It’s a big deal. What I never imagined when I became a dietitian was that my integrity, advice, and education would get questioned as […]

Goodbye 2016

2016 was an interesting year. There was a lot of change, some good; some surprising (is Donald Trump really the President of the United States?). Overall, it was a good year – a quiet year. Not too much travel, not too much adventure, but like always, a lot of fun. For the first time in […]

A Dietitian’s (Unusual) Staple Foods

2016 is flying by—I can hardly believe there are only 4 months left! It’s been a year full of change, and surprisingly one change has been with the staple foods in my house. Normally when we say ‘staples’ we think of pasta, rice, milk, eggs, fruits & veggies, etc. Today, I’m sharing some of the new(ish) […]

Life Lessons Part 2: Dietitians Are Not Perfect Eaters (and shouldn’t pretend to be)

Time to talk about the ‘health professional halo’. If I had a penny for every time I heard someone put a health professional down, example: “I can’t believe my doctor doesn’t exercise” or “how could that dietitian be overweight”—well I’d probably be sailing in a yacht in Monaco right now. Beyond hearsay, there is actually research that […]

Top 5 Wellness Gifts I Received

This post strays away from strictly talking about food, but I wanted to share some of the amazing gifts I received this December. Between a milestone birthday and Christmas both falling in this month, I got overly spoiled by friends and family. I’m so excited to tell you about these gifts (FULL DISCLAIMER to all […]

Life Lessons Part 1: Not Everyone Loves Food

Not everyone in this world loves food—this seems like such a simple principle to learn. Still, I would say it has been one of the hardest things to truly understand through my life and career. Growing up in a big Indian family, food was always a way to show your love. In adult hood, food literally […]

Deciphering the Anti-Inflammatory Diet

Inflammation used to be something that we could see or feel. When someone was diagnosed with arthritis we understood it as inflammation in the joints. When we visibly saw swelling after injury or burns, we took the inflammation as our body’s healing response. Over the years, a lot of research has stated many of us […]

The F-Word

If you live on planet Earth, you’ve probably heard the buzz around the  F-word—and yes I’m talking about fat. There has been a lot of research in the past few years that contradicts what we’ve always known, or at least thought we knew. This has led to mass confusion and left many of us asking—is fat actually as bad […]

The Whole Food Is Greater Than The Sum Of Its Parts

This entry is long overdue, but all for good reasons. For starters, I stuck to my word from my last entry and started getting back on track with work-life balance. I’ve been planning and preparing more meals, staying physically active, getting more sleep and working shorter hours. Another reason for the delay was deciding what […]

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