Intermittent Fasting 101

It’s not a new concept, but the practice of intermittent fasting (or, “IF”) has been rapidly growing in popularity over the past year. Proponents claim it promotes health benefits, weight loss, and brain health. But, does the research support these claims, and is it right for you? What is Intermittent Fasting? Generally speaking, it is [...]

By | February 4th, 2018|Nutrition, VHP Voice|Comments Off on Intermittent Fasting 101

Top Tips to End Nighttime Snacking

What is it about the evening that makes food cravings so common? For some, it’s a way of winding down after a stressful day. Other feel a decline in willpower as fatigue sets in. Some of us really are just hungry! But, evening snacking can add excessive calories to our diets and not generally the [...]

By | January 19th, 2018|Nutrition, VHP Voice|Comments Off on Top Tips to End Nighttime Snacking

Hottest Food Trends to Watch for in 2018

This past year was full of healthy and delicious food trends like smoothie, poke, and grain bowls, and ingredients like cauliflower, matcha, turmeric, and coconut. What food trends will we see surging into 2018? Our dietitians make their predictions below! Healthier flours: Thanks in part to the rise in gluten-free products, a wide assortment of [...]

By | January 11th, 2018|Nutrition, VHP Voice|Comments Off on Hottest Food Trends to Watch for in 2018

Plant Protein: A Good Choice?

There is an undeniable health halo that surrounds vegan and vegetarianism. These eating plans are rich in all the foods that keep us healthy, like fruits, vegetables, and whole grains. But what about protein? We know that consuming enough protein is important to support athletic performance, healthy weight, and healthy skin. Are plants good sources [...]

By | January 7th, 2018|Nutrition, VHP Voice|Comments Off on Plant Protein: A Good Choice?

What’s in your Coffee Cup this Holiday Season?  

What’s the first thing that pops into your mind when you wake up in the morning? For me, it’s coffee. The promise of that warm, familiar drink is all I need to get out of bed. Once thought of as an unhealthy choice, the health benefits of coffee are now fairly well documented - from [...]

By | December 21st, 2017|Nutrition, VHP Voice|Comments Off on What’s in your Coffee Cup this Holiday Season?  

Eating Our Emotions

There are dozens of reasons that people eat; being hungry is just one of them. We may eat because the clock tells us to, “it's noon so I better get lunch”; or we smell something delicious and must have it; or we are out with friends and they all order cheesecake. Another common reason we [...]

By | December 13th, 2017|Nutrition, VHP Voice|Comments Off on Eating Our Emotions

Five Ways to Stay on Track Through the Holidays

Feel like it’s impossible to keep your health on track during the busy holiday season? You’re not alone. Maintaining some core parts of your routine can go a long way. Follow these tips to keep your health in check from Turkey Day through the New Year. 1. Get enough Zzzz’s Getting good quality sleep can [...]

By | December 5th, 2017|Nutrition, VHP Voice|Comments Off on Five Ways to Stay on Track Through the Holidays

Reducing Food Waste: Fruits and Vegetables

Some of the top complaints I get when encouraging my clients to eat more fruits and vegetable are ‘They are too expensive’, and ‘I end up wasting them’. This is no surprise. Roughly one third of all food produced globally gets wasted. Yes, you read that right, one THIRD. This is bad news for our [...]

By | December 1st, 2017|Nutrition, VHP Voice|Comments Off on Reducing Food Waste: Fruits and Vegetables

How to Make Dietitian-Approved Smoothies

Smoothies are delicious (and of course photogenic) but are they healthy? That depends. Be extra careful about smoothies you buy from a juice bar, cafe or restaurant.  They may be adding juice or other ingredients that will leave you with a lot more sugar & calories than you want. For example, a Kale Kolada smoothie has 465 [...]

By | November 13th, 2017|Nutrition, VHP Voice|Comments Off on How to Make Dietitian-Approved Smoothies

Top 5 Nutrients for Staying Healthy this Season

Symptoms of the common cold can last up to two weeks. Who has time for that?! No one does! Fortunately, there are ways to keep your immune system in tip-top shape, and reduce the likelihood of illness getting you down. Below are the top five nutrients to include in your diet to stay healthy this [...]

By | November 3rd, 2017|Nutrition, VHP Voice|Comments Off on Top 5 Nutrients for Staying Healthy this Season