Through culinary coaching, it is a privilege to offer nutrition help that goes beyond a meal plan. I work to create a sustainable nutrition plan according to health concerns and weight goals, but also for creating enjoyment, ease, and convenience. Learning about how shifting the focus to what foods should be enjoyed in abundance can help. While teaching healthy cooking techniques, and educating on how to modify ingredients in traditional recipes, I value helping patients apply changes to improve long-term health, including metabolic conditions, cholesterol problems, gut health, and improve long term mortality.
This easy recipe for cilantro pesto combines fresh flavors like those found in chimichurri with plant-based omega 3 fatty acids from walnuts, to make a rich and creamy sauce that can be used over pasta dishes, as a marinade for tofu or lean meat or fish, can be a topper for pizza, eaten with veggies as a dip, or to flavor your hummus! As part of the Mediterranean diet, monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fats like those found in olive oil and walnuts are flavorful, heart-healthy options compared with saturated fats from animal sources.
Is it possible to target fat loss in the belly area? Many of you have probably wondered about this. Well, it is, in a way. Although it is difficult to target fat loss in other areas of the body, typically excess fat in the abdominal area can be a sign of insulin resistance. Sharing 5 nutrition and lifestyle tips with those of you looking for weight loss help, especially in that midsection!
Dr. Mittal demos her recipe for an easy & flavorful plant-based savory high protein, high fiber pancake!
Dr. Mittal demos her recipe for an easy & flavorful plant-based savory high protein, high fiber pancake! Full of heart-healthy fiber, this is a great option for a plant-based meal to help stabilize blood sugar, feel full and satisfied and nourish those healthy gut bacteria.
Dr. Mittal shares her recipe for an easy berry chia jam that is a great topping for many foods and is high in heart-healthy fiber and vitamin C and other antioxidants that can help to lower inflammation, boost your immune system and even have cancer fighting properties.
Dr. Mittal shares her recipe for vegan heart-healthy Indian-inspired Spinach Lentils which are high in fiber, a great source of plant protein and can help lower blood pressure.
Dr. Mittal reviews risk factors for prediabetes, how insulin resistance leads to diabetes and what steps you can take to lose body fat and prevent or reverse this condition.
In this post, I discuss the harmful effects of sitting too much and how movement and exercise have benefits beyond fat and weight loss as well as simple tips on how to get more movement in your life.
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