Lemond Nutrition Articles
Saturday, Jun 24, 2017
Brace yourself guys, this is going to be a long one. If you have ever struggled with valuing yourself based on appearance or a number on the scale—I encourage you to finish it until the end.
Recently one of our dietitians posted an image that summarizes what a dietitian is thinking during an appointment with a client/patient. The image that was posted and the message that was attached about a dietitian being focused on the “WHOLE you” has really resonated with me. I would be lying if I said I have never stepped on the scale and thought that the number that was revealed had some reflection as to what my value as a person is. When I was younger, I would say that this thought process was what led me to a very insecure place. I think we can all agree that insecurity is not a redeeming quality that one would seek to have. That thought process, along with seeing many clients day in and day out be bound to a number is what leads me to the primary goal of this blog--- to help the reader answer the question of “are we more than numbers”?
Monday, Jun 19, 2017
This week I have been thinking over and over, “What topic should I write about in our blog?” and then the topic literally presented itself. A couple of days ago my best friend/next door neighbor, asked if I was interested in having dinner with her. She made some extra portions and didn’t want them to go to waste. Well it didn’t take me long to say yes, a few seconds later I was knocking on her door and enjoying a delicious meal with great company! While I was eating with her, she reached for a bag of chips and asked, “Can I get your opinion on these chips I just bought at the health food store, tell me what you think about them”?
Friday, Jun 09, 2017
If you are a parent, by now you have realized that children do not come with user manuals. Each new life stage, really each new day (or minute!), brings excitement, challenges and things we want to achieve as parents. We always want to do what is best for our families. My youngest son is 8 months old. This stage is full of changes. We have been in the transition from solely breastfed to the exciting world of foods. This transition is fun, but it can also feel a little overwhelming on what foods to try, how fast to advance them in food stages, how to plan meals, etc.
There are two things that sparked my motivation recently to write this post. First was the release of the new guidelines regarding juice for infants from the American Academy of Pediatrics. They advised no fruit juice during the first full year of a child’s life. One of our Lemond dietitians shared it on our Facebook page and I shared it on my personal page. On both platforms, there was quite a bit of discussion that occurred. Some were surprised but some thought it was a long time coming. The second motivator is the plethora of friends I have in this same life stage of navigating the introduction of foods for their growing infant. As I said earlier, there is a sense of excitement but also slightly overwhelming. If I can offer help or ideas from a dietitian’s perspective, I am more than happy to do so!