Fitting Health into Life

Did you start 2010 off on the right foot? Are you fitting healthy practices into your everyday life? As a registered dietitian, I offer programs for people who are ready to make small gradual changes that have long-lasting effects.  "FIT HEALTH INTO LIFE" getaways provide you with the necessary tools to achieve and maintain a healthy weight for the rest of your life.

How do we help you Fit Health into Life?
  • We give you a pedometer so you can begin to track your daily steps.  Wearing a pedometer is SO MUCH FUN!  At the end of the day, you will feel an amazing sense of accomplishment when you record the number of steps you took, and you will feel motivated to take more steps the following day.
  • We teach you to eat mindfully. This involves placing your silverware down between bites of food.  Doing so forces you to slow down, focus on the most satisfying flavors and textures, recognize the feeling of fullness, and stop eating when you feel  full, regardless of how much food is left on your plate.
  • We take you out to eat, at real restaurants, where we navigate restaurant menus, ask questions about how foods are prepared, discuss what options you have when the bread basket shows up, pay attention to portion size, and break the "clean-plate" habit.  Eating out with a registered dietitian, you'll learn tips and tricks that will empower you make excellent decisions and enjoy the experience of dining out in real life.
  • We offer an interactive supermarket tour, which brings your attention to the most important words on any packaged food (the list of ingredients). We provide you with simple, effective guidelines for choosing the most nutritious options on supermarket shelves.
  • We teach you to strength train with a portable resistance band. You'll return home with the band and a list of exercises and demonstrations, so you can work your muscles in your living room, office, or hotel room.
  •  We lead you through a series of stretches you can do at the end of each day. And, we provide you with an illustrated list of the stretches for future reference.

Establishing healthy habits on your own can be challenging. You might be swamped with work, exhausted at the end of the day, or simply not motivated to modify your current behavior. If you find it difficult to prioritize exercise and eating healthfully, you will appreciate our philosophy of fitting health into your everyday life. Let us help you, so you return home feeling inspired to increase your activity and eager to re-visit your favorite restaurant with a whole new outlook.

Our 3-day Fit Health into Life personalized programs are available May through October in Boulder, Colorado.