Registered dietitian. Mother of three. Wife. Teammate. Scrapbooker. Foodie. That’s a lot of roles to commit to, and I strive to find balance every day. Juggling with Julia started as a niggling little idea in the back of my brain in March of 2011. I had recently started following the food blogs of a couple of nutrition colleagues out of curiosity. Through them I discovered the vast, prolific and passionate world of food blogs where homegrown cooks, bakers, dietitians, and foodies alike share their recipes, passions, and ideas with the online community. The sense of camaraderie is amazing, the recipe ideas are endless, and I just knew I wanted to be a part of it all. I thought to myself, “I can do that. I want to do that. And I’ve got something worthwhile to talk about.” And so, Juggling with Julia was born.
My Philosophy for a Fit and Food-loving Family:
1) Listen to your body. Feed it when it’s hungry, and stop feeding it when it’s full. Rest it when it’s tired, and move those muscles every day.
2) Enjoy your food. Eat what you like, indulge in moderation, and try new things once in a while.
3) Open fewer packages. Fruits, veggies, legumes, nuts, whole grains, low fat dairy, and high-quality proteins are the foundations for a wholesome diet.
4) Break a sweat. Plenty of research show that physical activity brings plenty of benefits, from weight control, to stress reduction, to a stronger body less prone to chronic disease. Get moving a few times a week, and your body will thank you!
I would love to hear from you! If you have a recipe idea, a food disaster, or philosophy you’d like to share, feel free to email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.