Author: Sunny Yingling, MS, RD, CSSD

Summer Sips

It’s that time of the year….the sun is shining a little brighter and those temperatures are starting to warm up! So many of my clients become more acutely aware of the need to drink…especially as they start to sweat the minute they get out of the shower. However, there is a difference between understanding the need to stay hydrated and following through with drinking adequate fluids. As the summer approaches, here are a few tips to sip well in these warmer seasons.

Personalize Your Plate

We’ve lost touch with the concept of flexibility in an eating plan. I see way too many clients trying to do what their neighbor recommended, what their friends do, what has become popular in social media, or what they saw in a commercial. Everyone has become a nutrition expert and people too easily get away from sound, research-informed nutrition recommendations.

Plants and a Protein

People often seem to get into ruts with snack options and crave something new. Snacks are fantastic for keeping you energized throughout the day…look at them as an opportunity to promote focus and concentration, top off your fuel stores before a workout, and as part of your plan for getting your nutrient needs met.

Nutrition and COVID-19

Unprecedented. This is the word I keep hearing over and over in the media right now. These are the times we’re in. So many are thinking about things like self-care, mental health and preventing disease. With this in mind, what role does nutrition play?

Instantly Amazing!

I recently received the greatest gift a girl could ask for….. an Instant Pot! Let me tell you, for someone who is not a fan of cooking or really being in the kitchen this Instant Pot has changed my life. Pressure cooking has become my new favorite thing.

Here Comes the Busy Season!

As I think about this coming year, I thought I’d share a few of my favorite food products and ways to use them for quick meals.

Loving Your Heart

It’s February – tis the season for Valentine’s and focusing on the heart! As you seek to show love to that special someone or special people in your life, don’t forget to show love to your heart!

Building Your Breakfast

It’s holiday season, and in the crazy of parties and shopping, it’s easy to let some healthy behaviors go. Making time for a balanced breakfast is one of these behaviors.

Caffeine Overload?

Oh that morning….or afternoon…or evening cup of coffee. It’s common for clients to reports how many cups of coffee they have each day and then quickly follow with “Wait, is that too much caffeine?” My answer is usually “It depends.”

Ten Years Later…

With 10 years under her belt, Registered Dietitian, Sunny Yingling reflects on her 10 years in the practice of dietetics and shares the recurring themes and recurring messages from the field.