Welcome to Food For Thought!
Who Am I?
I am Mary-Margaret, a Registered Holistic Nutritionist (RHN) and Certified Culinary Nutrition Expert (CNE) who also has Bachelor of Science in Nutrition (BscNutr). I am passionate about tying all of my education together to help people make better food decisions for optimal health.
Food is our body’s fuel, and just like you make sure to give your car the right gas, you need to give your body the right fuel too. From personal experience and the experience of others around me, I have seen just how big of an impact food has on our health. We all have to eat to live, so why not eat better things so we can make the absolute most of our lives? After all, we only get one!
My Relationship With Food
I have been eating gluten-free, dairy-free and sugar-free for over five years now, all by choice. (You can read about why I chose to change to eat this way here). It has been a challenging change to say the least, and is definitely not without its rough patches. However, the incredible healthiness and wellness I feel from eating this way makes it 100% worth the effort.
No, this does not mean I am promoting gluten, dairy and sugar-free lifestyles for everyone. I believe in eating well for your body, whatever that “well” is, whether, it’s Paleo, gluten-free, low-carb, high-fat, etc. Whatever your body thrives off of is the way you should be eating.
My Thoughts on Food
- I believe in eating real food.
- I believe in home-cooked meals and leftovers.
- I believe in fruits and vegetables.
- I believe in drinking water.
- I believe in 10,000 steps a day.
- I believe food can either be the safest and most powerful form of medicine or the slowest form of poison.
- I believe that no diet can ever do what healthy eating does.
- Most of all, I believe in an overall healthy lifestyle that allows you to truly LIVE.
Why This Blog?
While completing my Nutrition degree I couldn’t wait to share all my learnings with the world, so I created “Food For Thought”. I share scrumptious recipes, write about nutritional information, discuss food in the media and review various food products. My goal is to provide people with the information and knowledge to help them make healthy food choices.
Please join me on the journey to optimal health!
Please know that I am in no way trying to enforce anything I write about on anyone. I am just presenting information for you to consider and filter best for your individual lifestyle.