The voluntary ability to override our own hunger and satiety queues is limited. In other words, we don’t have as much control or “willpower” over our dietary intake as we have been led to believe. Our bodies need a specific number of calories to function optimally and when we fail to meet those energy needs our body fights back.Read More
This year marks the 5th year for Walk the Rock. After five years, we have decided to enhance the program to be able to support you in reaching and maintaining your goals. Our mission at MiniNutrition is to provide you with the tools to empower you in implementing positive and sustainable changes in your life. These tools will focus not only on your physical health, but your mental wellbeing as well.Read More
The science is there, eating a diet abundant in plants is beneficial for both your health and the environment. Vegan and vegetarian diets have been promoted for their preventative health benefits for decades by the majority of health professionals. Recent documentaries have brought this method of eating back to life with a new(ish) diet trend labeled “plant-based”.Read More
Have you checked out the nutrition facts on your favorite food products lately? If you have, you may have noticed a few changes. Over the past year, food companies have been slowly updating their products to be in compliance with the new FDA regulations. While many food companies have made the change over, you will probably notice that many products still carry the old facts label. The initial deadline for the new labeling was January 1, 2020, but those companies that make less than $10 million annually will have another year to comply with these new regulations.Read More
With winter comes many wonderful things: white dusted landscapes, hearty home cooked meals, and time to tackle projects that are pushed to the side during the busy summer season. While the winter can be beautiful in so many ways, it can also be a challenging time for our emotional health. This is why taking time for self-care is so important. As the daylight hours shift, remember that health is not simply about exercising and eating well. It also includes making time for mental wellness.
When asked by Nantucket Magazine to provide my “top tips for living my best life,” I was at a loss. This was such a broad topic for me that I struggled in deciding what to focus on. While I am dietitian, I strongly believe that health reaches far beyond the focus of food, but ultimately that is where my expertise lies. So rather than detailing what I do to keep my life positive and balanced from one day to the next, I decided to provide you with 5 tips to help you improve your efforts in making positive and lasting changes to your health behaviors.
Thank you to all who participated in the 3rd annual Walk the Rock Community Walking Challenge. We hope that you not only enjoyed the experience, but were able walk away with the drive to continue moving. For a few tips and tricks to help you stick to your routine read this post we shared last year.Read More