Our hearts and thoughts are with the people of Boston and the Boston marathon runners and team. One of our own was running in Boston and she is safe and sound we are happy to report!
In such a tough time, food may become solace or your appetite may diminish. Some people “stress-eat” and others “forget” to eat. Here are some suggestions:
- Comfort foods are great – just watch portion sizes and frequency.
- Quiet reflective time with your favorite non-caloric beverage such as hot tea.
- Schedule your eating if you are missing meals and try to join friends or family for meals.
Try these techniques for managing your stress during this tough time:
- Turn off the television. You want to stay informed, but try to limit the amount of news you take in. Watching a news report once informs you; watching it over and over again just adds to the stress and contributes no new knowledge.
- Reach out to your friends and family and other support systems – use this time as an excuse to strengthen those relationships.
- List all the things you have to do and prioritize. Do the top few and leave the rest for the next day.
- Do something for someone else. It will help to forget your problems and make you feel good about yourself.
- Go to a quiet place. Noise and chaos might contribute to your state of mind. (from the University of Rochester http://www.rochester.edu/ucc/help/info/tragedystress.html)
This weekend there are two conferences in Austin Texas that Martha McHenry, RDN, LD, CDE and Carol Ireton-Jones, PhD, RDN, LD are attending.
Carol is attending the Texas Association of Nutrition and Dietetics annual Food and Nutrition Conference and Exhibition and will have the privilege of introducing Gary Taubes, author of Good Calories, Bad Calories. This will surely provide some info for this blog!
Martha is a Certified Diabetes Educator and will be attending lectures to maintain her CDE credential and expertise. Martha completed an on-line diabetes management program for people with pre-diabetes and diabetes that is featured on our web site this month – check out http://www.foodtherapyrd.com/dawn
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Today marks the beginning of Passover. The Passover Seder contains many symbolic foods, most notably, the matzah.
A staple of many Passover meals is matzah, a thin, cracker-like unleavened bread. Tradition states matzah served during Passover should be made with only water and flour, but year-round versions can include flavoring like onions and garlic.
Relatively low in fat and calories, matzah can be enjoyed in moderation all year in it’s true form or ground in your food processor and used in everything from pancakes to cupcakes. Matzah comes and in unsalted and whole-grain varieties and can be found in most supermarkets.
To learn how to Eat Right, Your Way, Every Day, visit the National Nutrition Month page. For an individual consult, call PNT to meet with one of our expert, Registered Dietitians! call 972-238-1811.