This post is all about insulin, what it is and what it does in the body. The information in this post won’t be addressing those with type 1 diabetes. Insulin is a hormone made by beta cells in the pancreas. Type 1 diabetes is an autoimmune condition that destroys those beta cells causing the […]
Body Weight Set-Point
Your body weight set-point is the weight that your body automatically tries to maintain. If you get sick with the flu and lose some weight you’ll typically bounce right back to your normal weight once you are well. There are even studies that show forced overfeeding of normally healthy people causes […]
Since the 1970’s, when the U.S. Government got involved in dietary guidelines, the focus for maintaining a healthy body weight became all about calories in vs. calories out and the avoidance of dietary fat, particularly saturated fats. Have you been keeping track of how well that has been going? Due to the nature of my profession, […]
I am NOT a believer in the diet theory of calories in vs. calories out. The big problem with this is the under estimating of how many calories are actually in food and the over estimating of how many calories are burned during exercise. Even with small amounts of exercise people tend to feel free […]
Wow, it’s been a loooong time since my last post. Very neglectful! I started working as the in house nutritionist at an MDs office in my town. Love it! I have met so many really great people. One of the things I do at the office is run a 12 week weight loss program. It’s […]
It’s that time of year, all my favorite goodies just begging to be eaten. I have absolutely ZERO will power when presented with tasty treats. I LOVE desserts. I know I have a problem with sugar. It took me years to realize it but I finally have clarity about sugar. I love it and once […]
Red meat is back in the news. This happens pretty regularly and it’s never good news. Some new study gets publish, the media goes crazy and everyone panics. I often find myself panicking about things I hear or read but in this case I actually didn’t think twice about it. When this new report about cancer […]
So, I’m a bit of a drinking water freak. Actually, I’m probably just a water freak. When I say freak I mean it in a good way. Clean water is important to me. The more I learn about nutrition and health the more I know I have been right all these years about wanting to […]
This has been a busy food week at our house. Fall harvest time. I got a crazy huge cabbage and many other beautiful things from our CSA this past Tuesday. The cabbage was the only thing that had me flummoxed. Embarrassing to admit but I’ve never made anything with cabbage. I like food made with […]
Amy White MS HNC
I am a holistic nutrition counselor and believe real food is the true path to wellness. If you are interested in learning more about me and how I can help you, please see my story.
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