Category Archives: New Year

Freedom with Food by Lisa Johnson, RD

As we enter this new year, I want to address the importance of effective goal-setting. In order to stay on track in achieving positive outcome, you must clearly define your goals, and revisit them often. A common error in setting goals for health and wellness is making them results based. For instance, if my goal is to lose 10 pounds in 2 months and I do not achieve that even though I make many positive changes that will offer long-term benefits, I feel as though I have failed which derails continued motivation.

In setting goals, let us also be clear about what we really need to happen. Is losing weight really the answer for which we are looking? Consider that countless people are hospitalized annually for malnourishment. Is weight loss the answer to their real need? Clearly no. I am venturing to say that weight loss goals are not the answer for anyone but achieving freedom with food is a major catapult towards a lifetime of health and wellness.

For simplicities sake, I created an acronym for FREEDOM I would like to share. I hope it resonates with you as you determine what it is you really want to move toward in 2019. Feel free to share this with your family, dietitian, or counselor in order to clarify your goals and reinforce your team!

Here’s to a happy and healthy 2019!

F – freedom to love and accept yourself

R – resilience to get back on track quickly after special occasions

E – enjoyment of all foods within moderation

E – entitlement to eat nourishing foods when hungry

D – ditch the diet mentality and don’t over-correct with strict denial

O – overcome the urge to overeat

M – make self-care a priority, and make time to move

Time Well Spent by Lisa Johnson, RD

As I thought about what to post this week, I realized this is my last post for 2018. I am not a very nostalgic person, but still I felt the sentiment of leaving this year behind and going forward with you into a better 2019! I thought back over this year and contemplated what I… Continue Reading

Succeeding at Your New Year’s Resolution! by Cari Culp, RD

Happy New Year! Many of you have probably vowed to make some positive health changes for 2018 and it turns out, the new year is a great time to do it! Research by Dr. John Norcross, clinical psychologist and professor of psychology at the University of Pennsylvania in Scranton, shows that those who make a new year’s resolution… Continue Reading

Bone Stock…The Post-Holiday Recovery Food! by Lisa Johnson, RD

I wanted to share something wonderfully festive with you this week, but when I thought about it, I decided I would go with what is most useful and timely instead. Most people already have their favorite holiday menu planned, so I won’t try to change that at this hour. However, I will share with you… Continue Reading

Nutrition Tips for Beating Colds and Flu This Season by Cari Culp, RD

As a dietitian, I am a huge fan of the famous quote by Hippocrates, “Let food by thy medicine,” and during cold and flu season, that couldn’t be more applicable! This time of year, many of my clients ask about ways they can stay healthy and prevent getting sick. So, I thought I would share… Continue Reading

Life changing service, especially this time of year!

This time of year is always hectic-places to go and people to see so time is of the essence. I wanted to share one that I have recently taken advantage of that has truly changed my life (my 12 year old daughter thinks that I am exaggerating but I do believe it has). I am… Continue Reading