Author Archives: Lorraine Matthews-Antosiewicz

Tips to Recover from Holiday Overeating

Why does holiday overeating make it hard to return to normal eating habits? 1 – Stomach is physically larger – Overeating causes the stomach to become enlarged and it can take more food to provide the same feeling of satisfaction. … Continue reading

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How Food Can Affect your Mood (+ mood boosting recipes)

Evidence suggests that in addition to impacting our physical health, what we eat also plays a role in how we feel.  Food directly affects the structure and function of our brain and, ultimately, our mood as well. You can test … Continue reading

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Slow Cooker Barley and Bean Soup

The most recent Dietary Guidelines for Americans recommend that all adults eat at least half their grains as whole grains – that’s at least 3 to 5 servings of whole grains every day. The average American eats less than one … Continue reading

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Light and Fluffy Sweet Potato Pancakes

A lot of people ask me if sweet potatoes are actually good for them, which isn’t surprising considering the name suggests they’re loaded with sugar and starch. But don’t let their sweet nature fool you.  Sweet potatoes are off the charts … Continue reading

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Eat Fruit! It’s good for you (+ delicious apple recipe)

Many clients ask me these questions.  Is fruit okay to eat?  Doesn’t it have too much sugar? Yes, fruit does contain sugar.  However, the sugar in fruit is “natural” as opposed to “added” like the sugar found in cookies and … Continue reading

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Your guide to making the best food choices

Energy density and nutrient density are two important terms to understand when making food choices. Energy (or calorie) dense foods contain a higher number of calories per serving. Nutrient dense foods contain a higher level of vitamins, minerals, and other important nutrients … Continue reading

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7 Benefits of Eating Less Meat + best ever veggie burger

Have you ever considered going meatless as a way to improve your health? I’m not suggesting a full-fledged vegan lifestyle. I’m talking about taking meat off the dinner table one night a week – Mondays for example. There are many … Continue reading

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Salad dressings in my fridge (+ recipes)

Summer is a great time of year to be a healthy eater. Farmers markets and gardens are bursting with gorgeous vegetables in their prime. Summer vegetables are delicious when grilled, roasted, or stir-fried. For some people though, eating cooked vegetables … Continue reading

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Dining Out Strategies

Eating out in a restaurant can be challenging when you are trying to eat healthy and make weight-conscious choices. Things can get out of hand quickly when you are faced with too many options. It’s easy to consume more calories, … Continue reading

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Vegetarian Quesadillas: delicious + easy + loaded with fiber

Dietary fiber — found mainly in fruits, vegetables, whole grains, and legumes — is probably best known for its ability to prevent or relieve constipation. However, foods containing fiber can provide other health benefits such as lowering your risk of … Continue reading

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