Culinary Medicine: Kitchen Behavior Training- Don't miss the next one!

Uncategorized Feb 08, 2023

Are you looking for ways to improve your nutrition and meal planning? Do you need help implementing new and creative ideas to ensure you're eating nutritious AND delicous meals? Sign up for our kitchen behavior training sessions and discover tips, tricks, and more from a lifestyle medicine chef and registered dietitian!


Curious about what to expect? At this week's session, we discussed several tips on how to ensure that you don't go to bed hungry or impede your ability to get a good night's sleep! We discussed meal timing tips and strategies from a culinary and scientific perspective. We were able to learn to plan our meals in such a way that we support or digestion, especially before bedtime and nutrition strategies that will allow us to get the most out of our food. In our cullinary group visits, we enjoy discussions where we share practical tips, cooking strategies and deliver nutrional guidance that is specific to the needs of the group. Each group is centered around a specific topic, but often the discussion revolves around the group's needs and specific concerns.


For example, this Tuesday we discussed how to use food as a tool to promote restful and quality sleep, as well as how to time and structure meals in a manner that promotes digestive function and improved ability to fall asleep without disruptions. The session wrapped up with a few quick tips, and a delicious sleep-promoting smoothie recipe/demo! The overall synopsis led to a very important point- We live in a society that tends to over-complicate nutrition, which usually stems from diet culture. We have to keep in mind that each body is so unique so that we can make adjustments to our own nutritional needs. This usually involves trial and error, listening to your body, and making adjustments based on your goals, your unique physiology, and how YOU feel. Take a mental note about what you are feeling after certain meals, or even keep a food journal if you find this to be a helpful tool. There is no need to over-complicate nutrition and eating habits. Sometimes it can be so helpful to stick to the basics and continue to make it a practice to honor your body's hunger cues and needs.


Overall, kitchen behavior training groups are a great way to learn about meal planning and nutrition strategies from both culinary and science perspectives. If you're looking for ways to improve your nutrition, sign up for one of these kitchen behavior training sessions today! You'll be able join an amazing group of people who share ideas on healthy eating habits in a safe environment where everyone can feel supported as they take steps towards achieving their health goals.


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