As busy mothers, it is incredibly easy to fall off the wagon when it comes to eating nutritious meals. Snacking can creep into our lives as we are carpooling or waiting for our children’s activities to end. And then when it comes to dinners, fast food can become a go-to habit when everyone is exhausted at the end of the day.
Eating well and nutritiously is a discipline just like exercising and even staying organized. It takes a bit of effort but is definitely doable. Just as we turn to apps and calendars to stay organized and gyms and personal trainers to keep the inches at bay, most of us need help when it comes to getting nutritious and delicious meals.
Since 2008, I’ve worked in the healthcare sector as a Licensed Practical Nurse. In my nursing practice, I saw a huge deficit in the area of weight management and food information which led me to return to school and earn my diploma in Natural Nutrition from CSNN in 2010, with accompanying C.H.N designation.
Over several years, I counseled individuals and led group consultations. During this time, I realized that many people didn’t have the time to plan for food due to life circumstances, lack of education or misinformation about food labels and healthy food choices. I also saw strict dieting programs leading to all or nothing thinking—diets just do not work to keep weight off permanently. Special events such as Christmas, birthdays, holidays and even periods of long working hours can sabotage the best of intentions.
I focus on my client’s overall goal, taking into consideration health implications and preferences over foods. I take the work out of meal planning and the guessing games of macros, calories and coming up with healthy, easy recipes for you to utilize.
I’m a busy mother of two young boys. Because I have a meal plan in place for my family, that’s one less thing I have to worry about every day.