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Weight Loss AND Hormones

Weight Loss AND Hormones

 What happens when you feel as if you’re doing everything right!  You eat right, you get enough sleep. But the weight won’t come off? Well, a potentially missing piece could be your hormones?

Hormones function as messengers between body systems to regulate your physiology and behavior, such as digestion, metabolism (weight loss/gain), respiration, tissue function, sleep, stress, growth, movement, reproduction, and mood.

Hormonal disproportions happen when there is too much or too little of a hormone in the circulation. Due to the vital role in the body, even small hormonal imbalances can cause side effects throughout the body.

By: Carol Aguirre MS, RD/LDN

Tempeh Burger with Vegan Pesto

Tempeh Burger with Vegan Pesto

Nutritious, protein-dense, vegan tempeh burgers. Topped with and a vegan pesto spread. Tempeh is nutritionally dense. Highly nutritious because of the fermentation process, and is packed with protein. The fermentation process binds soybeans into a cake form. It has a strong nutty flavor, holding its shaped when cooked, but absorbs other flavors easily. This fermented soy product is high in probiotics and wide array of vitamins ans minerals. Tempeh and other fermented foods help increase the amount of beneficial bacteria in the gut, which has huge effects on health!

We combined the tempeh in a food processor with sauteed vegetables to form a nutty delicious patty, you will thoroughly enjoy!

By: Carol Aguirre MS, RD/LDN

What is the FODMAP diet and Does it work?

Wondering what the FODMAP diet is and if it works, you’re not alone. The FODMAP has been gaining acceptance in recent years for people with IBS or other digestive problems, it can be a real lifesaver and for others it may not actually do much.

By: Carol Aguirre MS, RD/LDN

Your guide to Spring Veggies!

Spring is in the air! As winter comes to an end, there’s nothing more exciting than warmer weather and the return of fresh Spring produce. Rather than worrying about what you should eliminate from your diet this Spring, focus instead on the seasonal Spring veggies you should be eating.

The warmer temperatures comes a host of vibrant, fresh, nutrient-packed vegetables that are waiting to grace your kitchen table. You also can feel good about purchasing seasonal produce — they’re higher in nutrients, less expensive, and good for the community!

By: Carol Aguirre MS, RD/LDN

How to Eat Healthy on the Easter Feast Weekend

It’s that time again—just when you though the holidays were over! Easter---where supermarkets are filled with displays of marshmallow chicks, silver foiled chocolate Easter eggs, and Easter bunnies. You or your relatives may be planning a massive holiday feast.

Here are some survival tips:

By: Carol Aguirre MS, RD/LDN