4 Lessons About Weight Loss I didn’t Learn in University

February 26, 2017

Weight loss and building healthy eating habits is a journey for everyone, including dietitians. There’s always that awkward moment when I meet people for the first time over a meal and I get asked “What do you do?” When I say “I’m a dietitian” there has to be a reaction and it’s usually this: They take a quick look at their plate (to remember what they are eating) then their eyes glance at my plate. This is either followed by an embarrassed “Oh, I better watch what I am eating. Heh.” or a judgmental “Oh so as a dietitian, you eat (insert name of food I am eating)?!”

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Let’s Bring the Lunchbox Back into Adulthood!

April 03, 2016

Who doesn’t love the homey loving feeling that a lunchbox gives us? Even when I’ve packed it myself, I love opening it and thinking: I am actually taking the time to take care of myself. My body and I really deserve it! This post is written by Nadeen Haidar, nutritionist at Healthy Happy Us, a nutrition and sports diet center in Lebanon.

Here are 4 reasons why we’re bringing lunchboxes back into adulthood:

  1. They help in weight management

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Whether your goal is to lose, gain or maintain weight, planning your meals ahead of time is key to success. Getting in the habit of preparing a lunchbox means shopping for healthy ingredients and doing a bit of prep on the weekend or the evening before. Making decisions outside work usually means that you can have more time, be less hungry and less stressed- three factors which have been proven to help you make wiser more nutritionally satisfying decisions. (more…)

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