Everytime I hear the words, “As long as it is in moderation”, I cringe. I think when I decided it was just a crappy word was when I saw Corn Association sponsored commercial, touting that high fructose corn syrup in “moderation” was fine to incorporate into a diet. Seriously!?! At that moment I struck the word from my mental dictionary, forever banning it from rolling off my tongue. But, for the sake of this post I’ll use it in effort to create lots of discussion and maybe start a movement to ban the word from the dictionary (okay, that might be a little over the top…but you get my point).
As a parent and a dietitian one area that greatly concerns me is the amount of sugar-sweetened beverages that our culture, and children in particular, are consuming. I think most parents recognize that sodas contain a lot of sugar and are beverages that kids should only be consuming on special occasions. However, I think many parents are misguided into believing that juice drinks are a necessary and healthy part of a child’s diet.
My husband and I decided that is was time to get rid of the hodgepodge of various plates and bowls that were chipped, held together by super glue, or just the last one of the bunch left. We found a set we liked and brought it home. When I opened the box I was shocked by the size of the bowl. I pulled out our old bowl, put them side by side and saw this…
I am extremely excited to introduce you to the newest addition to TruPrevention…Mandy Tyler. She will be a resident blogger on this site. Mandy is a registered dietitian and licensed athletic trainer with a pretty amazing background (she is also my neighbor…how cool is that!). She is pretty modest too. When she is talking about “teams” in the San Antonio area…she worked with the pro basketball team the Spurs. She’ll work with me to give food for thought (yes, pun intended) and answer questions about health and nutrition…just ask! So with no further ado, here is Mandy!
When I trained new clients and I was pushing them a little bit, they would make comments such as “You have no idea how hard it is to start because you work out all the time”. Granted there was truth to it, but it was my job to challenge them and I chalked it up to them having to get over mental barriers. I had no idea I would soon be able to fully relate to how they were feeling.