• The No More Dieting Weight Loss & Health Plan for the New Year!

    Happy new year! Now the resolutions, diet plans and "strict" plans begin... or maybe NOT THIS TIME.

    In this blog post, I review how to change to a healthful dietary pattern and make a lifestyle change sustainable. It is essential to be realistic! It is not only important to focus on enjoying the process and the rewards (not just weight loss), but also what you can ADD to your lifestyle and your plate- essentially “crowding” out, rather than restricting. Tips on what to add and what to crowd out included.

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  • Culinary Coaching: Nutrition Help That Goes Beyond a Meal Plan

    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.

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  • Cilantro Walnut Chimichurri Pesto- Flavors of the Mediterranean diet

    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.

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  • Easy Healthy Cabbage Slaw

    Dr. Mittal shares her "food as medicine" recipe, full of antioxidants & Vitamin C, for an easy and colorful summer red cabbage slaw salad.

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  • Does Gut Health Affect Weight Loss and Metabolism?

    “A happy bowel makes a happy person.” One of my sayings! Agree or disagree?

    We are learning more and more about how every system in our bodies is connected and the gut it turns out, affects much more than you might think!

    This is a reason why in my practice, along with optimizing other factors, one of our focus points is to help patients optimize their gut microbiome.

    Let’s look at some commonly asked questions about how gut health affects whole body health.

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  • Easy Sprouted Bean & Lentil Salad

    Dr. Mittal shares the health benefits of sprouted beans & lentils and an easy salad recipe. This is a great one for those looking for plant-based sources of protein!

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  • The Role of Gut Bacteria in Metabolism: The Missing Piece of the Puzzle

    The Role of Gut Bacteria in Metabolism: The Missing Piece of the Puzzle

    Dr. Richa Mittal provides on overview about how certain foods affect our gut bacteria and our metabolism.

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  • Is there a link between nutrition, weight and breast cancer?

    The month of October is Breast Cancer Awareness month. After skin cancer, breast cancer is the most common cancer and 1 in 8 women will be affected by it.

    Is there a link between nutrition, excess weight, and breast cancer? Let’s take a look. 

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