By: Jae Berman
Reposted from http://www.jaebermannutrition.com/wordpress/?p=446
Three clients walked into my office last week (this is sounding like a corny joke!) and they all asked the same question – Is it bad to eat dinner late? Say 8 or 9pm?
Remember, there is always more to the story so before jumping to conclusions – for example, the popular the urban myth that anything you eat after 8pm turns into fat – let’s take a moment and get the scoop.
Client 1 – Eats balanced throughout the day, eats every 3-4 hours, gets enough protein and calories, eats a balanced dinner but then seems to always need more. Munches on crackers and cheese, hummus and carrots, almonds or sometimes goes for sweets after dinner. Reports feeling stressed, anxious and emotional.
Client 2 – Barely eats throughout the day, skips breakfast, usually eats a good size lunch with protein around 2pm, misses an afternoon snack and comes home ravenous. Eats dinner late because that is when he gets home from work and eats two portions out of pure hunger.Days are crazy busy with meetings and work stresses.
Client 3 – Eats on a set schedule throughout the day. Every 3-4 hours like clockwork, gets enough protein and calories and feels good about her diet. Doesn’t finish work until 7pm, usually gets a workout in after work so does not get home and sit down for dinner until 9pm. Dinner is a balanced calorically with reasonable portion of protein, vegetable and starch.
Did you know May is National Celiac Awareness Month? To kick-off this exciting month, we are taking sign-ups for a gluten-free cooking class held by one of our nutritional advisors, Karen Diggs! Learn how to make a delectable, gourmet 5-course meal that is completely gluten-free. Spots are limited, so sign-up before it’s too late!
Karen Diggs is an instructor for the Natural Chef Program at Bauman College, a Certified Nutrition Consultant, and Therapeutic Chef. As a graduate of Bauman College and the California Culinary Academy, she combines her nutritional education and culinary background to help her clients reach their best health through private consultations, workshops and cooking classes. Join her on June 9th at our very own Cook! kitchen as she teaches a class on preparing easy gluten-free meals. You won’t want to miss out!
Class Title: Gluten Free Meals Made Easy
Date: June 9, 2013
Location: Cook! Kitchen, 3310 Peralta Street, Oakland, CA 94608
Price per person: $125 / Early Sign Up: $85 (deadline Saturday, May 18)
Crostini with Heirloom Tomato & Basil
Spicy Sweet Potato Croquettes with a Creamy Cilantro Dip (dairy-free)
Summer Zucchini Salad with Dandelion & Pecans
Chicken Roulade with Gremolata (Lemon, Parsley, Capers)
Gluten-free Cake with Summer Berries
With spring finally in full gear and summer right around the corner, the variety of fruits and veggies available at this time of the year is endless. Here at Cook!, we love incorporating spring and summer produce into our menus and the dishes we make at home, especially after a trip to our local farmer’s markets. While eating fruits and vegetables may be beneficial to your health, there is also the risk of ingesting harmful pesticides into your system. The Environmental Working Group recently released its 9th annual EWG’s 2013 Shopper’s Guide to Pesticides in ProduceTM to help you shop safe and smart this season.
If you remember reading about the “Dirty Dozen” in our Organic vs. Conventional post, the Environmental Working Group has added a “Plus” section this summer to highlight two additional crops for the second year in a row. These include domestically-grown summer squash and leafy greens, especially kale and collard greens. Even though these crops don’t meet traditional Dirty Dozen criteria (12 most contaminated fruits and vegetables), they are commonly found to contain pesticides that are toxic to the nervous system—residues of harmful organophosphates and other risky pesticides.
Cook! believes fresh, clean and delicious food is the foundation of a healthful life. Our blog is a place where we can build a foundation of knowledge, tools and resources to navigate the wide world of gourmet and healthy eating.
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