I started The Healthy Chew in January of 2016 in hopes to reach out to people about proper nutrition. My main focus was to help educate against the latest fad diets that are saturating our social media news, regular news, and even our grocery stores. To me, this was most important because most people don’t know where to turn for nutrition advice anymore because they simply hear different things from different people. Yes, I believe nutrition is an individualized approach and nobody is the same, however science is science and this Registered Dietitian likes to look at the facts.
Since the start of my humble little blog, I have learned a lot, grown a lot, and even made some mistakes. I realize this. But as I continue to grow in this profession and try to make my mark with nutrition, I will still be here blogging away for all those who keep coming back. Yes, I do appreciate all of you!
Although I still write posts and articles pertaining to fad diets and crushing the latest trends by bringing out the truth in the muddy water, I have begun posting more recipes from my own kitchen. The Healthy Chew has molded into a ‘healthy and nutritious’ food blog with nutrition articles spread throughout. This is mainly due to the amount of people who wish to see more recipes, more variety, but still tastes delicious.
Once I became certified as a Registered Dietitian, my scope widened a bit. I had many people asking for my help and private nutrition consulting. Because of them, AVO Good Life Nutrition LLC was born and truly is where the magic happens. Private consulting is where I sit down with clients and help them achieve their nutrition goals and regain a healthy lifestyle.
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Can’t wait to see more!
I love your enthusiasm and passion for helping others live their lives to their fullest potential through healthy eating habits. After all, as you’ve figured out early in life, healthy eating is the fundamental foundation for all other aspects of ones mental, physical and emotional health. I’m excited to learn more from you! Keep up the Good News Chews!
What are your thoughts on daily intake percentage of whole grains vs. fruit, vegetables, beans, seeds and nuts?
Hey Pete, Registered Dietitian’s typically say, “aim to make half your plate non-starchy vegetables such as spinach, broccoli, asparagus, kale etc. Then 1/4 of the remaining plate to be protein sources (whether animal based or not is fine). The remaining 1/4 to be some type of carbohydrate or starch (potatoes, corn, beans, fruit, dairy products, pasta, rice, etc)
As for the percentages, carbohydrates should consist of anywhere between 40-60% of you daily intake. That would include whole grains, starchy vegetables, all fruit, dairy products, rice & pasta, and sweets. Protein should be around 30-40% daily intake (nuts fall under this category as well as fat) and fats should be around 30%.
Hope this helps!