Goals for 2021, Monthly Challenge, Nutrition, Running

Hydration Challenge Update #2: Should I Drink Sports Drinks?

January is half over already, can you believe it?! I've been tracking my fluid intakes this month and experimenting with hydration during my training. One of the things I have experimented with is using a sports drink on my longer workouts. Over the years I have varied back and forth with whether or not I… Continue reading Hydration Challenge Update #2: Should I Drink Sports Drinks?

Goals for 2021, Monthly Challenge, Nutrition

January’s Challenge: Hydration

As a bariatric dietitian, one of the topics that I cover constantly is adequate hydration. I emphasize to my patients how important staying hydrated is for their recovery after surgery and beyond, for overall health and well being. I teach them how hydration affects so many functions in the body. I also am completely transparent… Continue reading January’s Challenge: Hydration

Conversations on the Run, covid-19, Goals for 2020, Nutrition

Marathon Training 2020 – What do you wanna know?

ICYMI: I started a vlog on YouTube about my marathon training! For those who don't follow the marathon racing world, fall is a big time for races in the midwest. Some popular races, such as the Chicago Marathon, Detroit Marathon, New York City Marathon and Indy Monumental Marathon happen in October and November. Those big… Continue reading Marathon Training 2020 – What do you wanna know?

Detroit Free Press/Chemical Bank Marathon, Goals for 2018, Nutrition, Race Recaps, Running

2018 Detroit Free Press/Chemical Bank Marathon Race Recap Part 1

If you follow me on social media, you've probably seen my updates about this year's Detroit Free Press/Chemical Bank Marathon. I am still having a hard time wrapping my head around everything - from the months of training, to race week and the expo, to the race itself and my amazing success, and to recovery… Continue reading 2018 Detroit Free Press/Chemical Bank Marathon Race Recap Part 1

Nutrition, What I Ate Wednesday

What I Ate Wednesday: Ludington Girls Trip Edition

Although we planned our trip to Ludington around running a race, no girls' trip would be complete without enjoying some delicious food at local eateries! Going to unique to the area restaurants is one of my favorite things about going out of town. I love experiencing what locations have to offer through their food. And… Continue reading What I Ate Wednesday: Ludington Girls Trip Edition

Nutrition, Stuff I Love, What I Ate Wednesday

What I Ate Wednesday: A Week of Your RD on the Run’s Eats!

It has been a while since I have made a "What I Ate Wednesday" post. Lately I've whined about how my diet isn't helping me and I need to eat better, blah blah blah. So last week I tried really hard to eat food made at home, eat more fruits and vegetables, and drink water… Continue reading What I Ate Wednesday: A Week of Your RD on the Run’s Eats!

Keeping It Real, Nutrition

Keeping It Real: “I’m a Person, Not My Disease”

How often have you heard a health provider refer to someone as a "diabetic" or "obese"? You've probably heard that on television, in advertisements for medications, in articles that you have read. When we use those terms, it implies that you are no longer a person but rather you are defined by your disease. And… Continue reading Keeping It Real: “I’m a Person, Not My Disease”

Keeping It Real, Nutrition

Keeping It Real: Judgment Free Zone

Let's face it - as human beings, we make assumptions. We judge the book by its cover on a daily basis. Even though we have been taught since we were little that this is not the right thing to do, we still do it. I'm guilty of it! But recently I have been trying very… Continue reading Keeping It Real: Judgment Free Zone

Keeping It Real, Nutrition

Keeping It Real: A Day in the Life of a Bariatric Dietitian

I typically start my day at 7:30am, but on my later days I start at 9:30am. I'm fortunate enough to work only 4 days per week, which makes for long days, but they go by fast - especially since I used to routinely work 10-12 hour days in long term care. I will check any… Continue reading Keeping It Real: A Day in the Life of a Bariatric Dietitian

Keeping It Real, Nutrition

Keeping It Real: Fat Tuesday

Tomorrow is Mardi Gras, which is literally translated to "Fat Tuesday" in English.  And Fat Tuesday it will be, with many people indulging in treats such as paczki, a Polish fried doughnut filled with fruit preserves or other sweet fillings.  It is also the end of the Mardi Gras carnival in New Orleans.  In general,… Continue reading Keeping It Real: Fat Tuesday