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Have A Scale In My OfficeBlog

Why I No Longer Have A Scale In My Office

To Scale Or Not To Scale When I first opened my private practice I knew one thing had to change – there would no longer be a scale in my office. There are two schools of thought on this issue and for a long time I thought that weighing yourself on a regular basis was a good way to keep you "honest" and "on track" because, let's be real, sometimes…
Kristin Brown
August 11, 2016
This is your brain on a dietBlog

This Is Your Brain On A Diet

I often talk with my clients about the impact that restrictive diets have on our metabolic rate but today I want to dive a little bit deeper. What we don’t often think of is the impact that restrictive dieting has on us psychologically. I’ve heard from clients time and time again that when they “diet” all they think about is food – that it becomes more difficult to eat healthy…
Kristin Brown
July 21, 2016
TeflonBlog

What Are You Cooking With?

For the longest time I had been using non-stick pans for cooking, especially during my low fat eating days when it allowed me to put no oil in the pan and still cook a perfect egg white omelette (insert eye roll here). These pans were covered with the famous Teflon® coating. Teflon is the brand name for the man-made chemical polytetrafluoroethylene, which has been used commercially for over 50 years.…
Kristin Brown
June 30, 2016
Ask the RDAsk the RDBlog

Ask the RD: Which Vegetables Should I Cook, Ferment or Consume Raw?

Q: Which vegetables are best to eat raw and which are best to eat cooked? What is a good balance between raw vegetables, cooked vegetables and fermented vegetables?   A: Before I dive into answering this question, I want to start by saying that eating ANY vegetables is AWESOME and if thinking about which vegetables to eat cooked and which ones to eat raw overwhelms you, do NOT worry! Let’s…
Kristin Brown
June 23, 2016
Intermittent FastingBlog

Eat. Stop. Eat. Should You Intermittent Fast?

For ages, health and nutrition professionals claimed “breakfast is the most important meal of the day” and that “we must eat on a consistent interval throughout the day to keep our metabolism revved”… but is this actually the case? My answer: Not necessarily. Intermittent fasting is something that has become popular in the media in the past couple of years and for good reason. Intermittent fasting is a WAY of…
Kristin Brown
May 18, 2016
Brown FatBlog

What Color Is Your Fat And Why Should You Care?

If you saw my post on the Grounded Health Facebook page earlier this week (follow me here), you know that changes in our basal metabolic rate (how many calories our body burns at rest) can make a significant difference in whether or not we gain or lose weight over time. So, if we can increase our basal metabolic rate (BMR), and as a result burn more calories throughout the day, we…
Kristin Brown
May 11, 2016
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Ask The RD: What And Why Do You Supplement?

I received a great question to my Facebook page last week asking the reason behind my vitamin selection. This is a great question because so many of us (my past-self included) would take supplements and not really understand why. I would take a supplement because I heard it was healthy and that’s all I really needed to know (so I thought). There is SO much nutrition and health misinformation out…
Kristin Brown
April 26, 2016
EntreeRecipes

Quick and Easy Cauliflower Rice

So often we prepare particular foods simply because it's a habit or we feel as though we would be missing something if they weren't on our plate (think starchy carbohydrates: pasta, rice, bread, potatoes, etc.) They can be filler foods that aren't overly nutrient dense but we eat them regularly anyway because they are easy to prepare and require minimal thought. What if I told you that you could swap out rice occasionally…
Kristin Brown
April 14, 2016
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On-The-Go Gluten Free Breakfast Cookie

This breakfast "cookie" is not a typical sweet cookie (although it does contain a touch of dark chocolate because it's cool to have chocolate at breakfast ;) ). I recommend making these cookies ahead of time for quick grab-and-go breakfast for yourself and your children. I recommend adding a protein source to this breakfast (hardboiled egg, plain Greek yogurt, etc.) to complete the meal and to help keep you fuller,…
Kristin Brown
March 31, 2016
Sugar cravingsBlog

8 Tips For Decreasing Sugar Cravings

This post comes at a good time – right after our homes have been plagued with glorious Easter chocolate… if only we didn’t consume SO much of it and if only it didn’t CALL to us as it sits leftover and forgotten in our children’s baskets. This is probably one of the top questions I hear from my clients - they want to know WHY their sugar cravings are so…
Kristin Brown
March 29, 2016
EntreeRecipes

Dairy-Free No Potato Bacon Soup

I have many clients who are sensitive to nightshade vegetables. Nightshades, for those of you who don't know, include potatoes, tomatoes, eggplant and peppers and all of the spices that are derived from these foods. This recipe has been adapted from the Merit and Fork website (I am a lazy cook, so I've shortened a few steps and omitted some ingredients).  Bacon gives a wonderful flavour to everything (just make…
Kristin Brown
March 17, 2016
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Gluten Free Chocolate Peanut Butter Banana Muffins

Who doesn't love the combination of peanut butter, banana and chocolate? These muffins are extremely simple and delicious. They are a great mix of healthy ingredients with a touch of sweet making them the perfect treat for people of all ages!  So many of my clients are sensitive to gluten and/or dairy meaning they typically avoid muffins at all costs. However, this recipe is 100% gluten and dairy free making…
Kristin Brown
March 10, 2016
Nutrition and InflammationBlogHealth Conditions

Inflammation and Disease Fighting Foods 101

So many of us pop anti-inflammatory drugs like Advil and Tylenol on a daily basis but what if the true solution was sitting in our fridge? If you suffer from achy joints, arthritis or frequent headaches this post is especially important for you! We often think of inflammation as only occurring when we have an injury or arthritis but most of us are walking around with low-grade inflammation all the…
Kristin Brown
March 1, 2016
Dairy FatAsk the RDBlog

Fat-Free or Full-Fat Dairy?

Q: Is it better to have skim/low-fat milk or whole milk? A: This is such a great question and one that is getting more and more media attention. Dairy does not agree with everyone (lactose, whey or casein sensitivities are common) but for those of you who enjoy a serving or two of dairy every day, what should you be choosing? We’ve heard for so long that cutting fat from…
Kristin Brown
February 16, 2016
Thai Quinoa SaladEntreeRecipes

Thai Quinoa Salad

This recipe is a potluck go to. The recipe is easy and it makes a large batch so it's great for feeding a crowd. I used peanut butter in this recipe but you can use almond butter or sunflower seed butter for a slightly different taste. The only recommendation I make: please don't substitute the red pepper with green pepper - the red pepper gives the salad a sweetness that…
Kristin Brown
February 16, 2016