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Spotlight: The Time is Now

Tis' the season! Welcome to the Holidays. I believe it's safe to say it's some (most) of my client's hardest time of the year. Each year at Kindred Nutrition we talk about recipe modifications, goals for weight maintenance or loss, and how to just enjoy the holidays without feeling pressured to eat, drink, and be merry every.single.day. The most puzzling thing to me though, is that we move through these motions pushing off our goals to get fit or start a plan until the New Year. I think about this often and have come up with possible reasons why people tend to push this goal off.

1) Change is SCARY. Adults especially are set in their ways. It's scary to potentially change the way you buy your food, cook your food, and eat it. It's especially scary when you have a million other priorities you need to focus on such as work, kids, Holiday Shopping & Entertaining. I can't imagine starting something so different during this time either.

2) It's EXPENSI…

Nutrition Tips: November #kindrednutritiontip of the day

Every year the holidays seem to creep up sooner than last. This is the most difficult time for the majority of new clients, some current clients, and many soon to be clients.  The combination of surplus candy, parties surrounded by food, and just the general expectations of the holidays can cause chaos which ultimately shifts our priorities.

I invite you to join my social media outlets. Follow us every day starting in November as I will have a #kindrednutritiontip of the day. Tips will include motivation for exercise, food prep, nutrition, recipes and more.  My hope is that you can take some of the tips and make them work for your family to give you more balance and ultimately help make health, nutrition, and fitness a priority.  I can't wait! There will be great tidbits for you to try.

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Cheers to good health, Amy

Spotlight- Maryland takes a stand to curb dietetic practice or nutrition advice by those not credentialed to do so

Hi folks! It has been a while. We have been very busy at Kindred Nutrition which is always a GREAT thing.  This fall we have added a new dietitian, Dawn Frick RD,LDN, who will be working with our Healthy Gut, Picky Eating, Diabetes, and Weight Management clients.  Stay tuned as we launch 4 new programs very soon.  In the meantime I just wanted to include some regulations that were signed in 2014 regarding the unauthorized practice of dietetics in Maryland.  The moral of the story is don't get nutrition advice from anyone who does not have the education or licensure to do so. Is Nutrition advice on shakes and fruit pills including in this? Yes! Wondering what dietetics or nutrition means? The definition is below the bill information.  We at Kindred Nutrition take our education, licensure, registration and practice seriously and want to make sure you do too!                          Bill Authorizing Cease and Desist Orders, Injunctive Relief, and Civil Penalties for Unauthorized Pra…

Introducing our New Insightful Intern: Meet Mikaela Schmeider

Hello, my name is Mikaela and I am a dietetic intern here at Kindred Nutrition. I am originally from Slippery Rock, Pennsylvania and currently a senior at Pennsylvania State University. My major is Nutritional Science with a dietetics option. Nutrition always fascinated me growing up because I loved the way food resembled medicine. Anytime I appeared sick or gloomy, modifying what I ate would make me feel optimal. It can be rough finding fresh food anywhere winter exists. When it isn’t miserably cold outside, I spend my time gardening. Sometimes I find myself looking like an animal that just came out from hibernation searching for fresh food. It’s the little things that make me happy. Aside from gardening one of my favorite things to do is to cook. When I’m finished with school for the year, I spend my summers experimenting with alternative foods. I know a lot of people who are vegetarian, vegan, have food allergies or even gastrointestinal disorders who struggle finding food that doe…

Spotlight: Client Success

I see about 30 clients a week and sometimes a client comes in and grabs a hold of me right from the first moment I speak to them. I spoke to this client at an event I presented to at the beginning of the year. Right away I was intrigued with the story. Can you imagine having a goal to get to Boston, and being 1 minute away from qualifying?  Now imagine running through intense pain and more for 8 years!
When the client came into my office we spent a good hour talking about all the poking and prodding from specialists as well as recommendations for supplementation but also focused on timing, duration, and type of symptoms.  Take that and add discussions about intensity and duration of training and I finally came up with recommendations on how to nourish the body appropriately by restricting the foods that were causing major distress and getting the right amount of macronutrients needed to train for endurance.   The perfect recipe for a dietitian's recommendations.Fast forward to yest…

Food Trends: New Year; New Gimmicks?

With every new year comes new gimmicks. Um, I mean diets or food trends. Yes that's what we'll call it.  I'm going to be honest with you, the New Year kind of drives me nuts. It's not that I don't appreciate a resolution or a desire to change, it's that I don't get why it can only happen in January and why it has to be something totally unconventional. There's no need for me to point out specifics or name call here but let's discuss a couple of things just to give you food for thought.

What miraculous ingredients does a shake have that helps you burn fat, build more muscle, or replace an actual complete meal?  Doesn't it get you a little angry that the people marketing this product assume you trust everything printed on a label and then have the nerve to sell you the product for a ridiculous amount of money?  How can a powder, which is degraded protein, be more wholesome than the real thing and why on earth does this single product have more pr…