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Recent Discussions in Nutrition

Namita Bhusal Gnawaly
no sugar challenge until I reduce 15 lb more
ChristiM ChristiM Mar '24

@Namita Bhusal Gnawaly Good luck with your commitment!

I commit to eating less fried and greasy foods. I will start replacing them with more veggies, fruit and baked or grilled meats!
jakaylaharris Mar '24
ChristiM ChristiM Mar '24

@jakaylaharris Great commitment!!

I am committing to trying to maintain the majority of my diet being whole food & plant-based (with a little cheese hehe). Trying to cut down on saturated fat, & incorporate more fiber & omega-3s from plant-based sources + some yummy ...
nurse_em20 Mar '24
ChristiM ChristiM Mar '24

@nurse_em20 You've got this! Excellent commitment!!

HonorHealthSciences MrsChanRN
So instead of drinking regular soda, I chose to always order diet or sugar free sodas whenever we eat out. But good news is, I'm liking sparkling water now and I'm leaning more into that instead of the sugar free sodas. Water is always ...
ChristiM ChristiM Nov '23

@HonorHealthSciences MrsChanRN
Aldi has two seasonal flavors of bubble water right now that I highly recommend! ...

I'm setting a goal to move away from processed snacks, instead choosing fresh fruits and veggies when possible. 
melissamay10 Mar '23
ChristiM ChristiM Mar '23

@melissamay10 Great choice!! For some variety, I have used a dehydrator to turn some fresh fruits and veggies into ...

AHanson AHanson Apr '23

@melissamay10 Good for you! Once you get used to eating fresh fruits and vegetables you won't go back. I ...


Holly E Carpenter, RN, BSN
We'd love to hear from you!  Check out our latest blog on Diabetes Prevention: How Nurses Can Help Their Patients And Themselves .
FREE Lifestyle as Medicine CME, including for all nurses! Enjoy! Here's the direct link for the complimentary Lifestyle as Medicine 5.5 CMEs - please feel free share with nurses widely. ...
nsmithNP Nov '22

It shows that it is $150 for non-physicians

@Emily Malchow Herman
Its free for RN's. You just have to become a member first. There's lots of great info. Worth ...

Nina Rose Nina Rose Nov '22

@nsmithNP Thanks.  Signed up.  Lifestyle medicine is my passion.

Constance Manning
I have been vegan for 4.5 years and been very well with this new way of eating; no asthma issues with this change.  I am looking for other vegan nurses on this site.
ChristiM ChristiM Aug '22

Hi   @Constance Manning !  You could connect with some of the members from a previous vegan discussion: Vegan Detox ...

Aprnkwc Aprnkwc Jan '23

@Constance Manning
Hi Constance, I just started my vegan journey, I would love to connect with you

@Constance Manning
Hi Constance, I eat a vegan diet too! I started eating plant based about 10 years ago. It's nice ...

I'm in the mood to try new things.  What are your warm weather go-to recipes or favorite Summer dishes?
ChristiM Jul '22
ChristiM ChristiM Jul '22


my go to sides are the boxed Classic  Pasta Salad from Suddenly Salad and a Cucumber Onion Salad:


I try to eat light in the summer time because it is hot. I love a fresh watermelon pieces thrown in the blender with ...

ChristiM ChristiM Jul '22

@Bobbie Lona
Yummm!! I will have to check out the watermelon recipe! It sounds amazing! Are you making your own ...

Last year's Chile and habanero hauls! Spring is here! Who here gardens? What are you planting this year?
ChristiM Apr '22
MsMJ MsMJ Apr '22
I have a permaculture yard. 90% of my front yard is edible. I’m adding honey berry and gooseberries. I’m adding ...
ChristiM ChristiM Apr '22

@MsMJ That sounds beautiful! I'd love if you would share a picture! I've never had honey berries before, but now I ...

Carrie73 Carrie73 May '22
Great job!! Last year I grew a large garden. I was able to can and dehydrate most of it for this winter. This year I am ...

Nurses in the Nutrition Domain

Nutrition Blogs

Healthy Nurse, Healthy Nation® Blog - Beyond H2O: Weighing Your Healthy Water Options 4780

Drinking water is a staple of good health. It benefits all areas of your body, including your heart health, digestion, and organ function. But what if the water you drank had superpower and offered more bang for your buck?  

Added by Holly E Carpenter, RN, BSN Blog Nutrition 07/01/2024
Healthy Nurse, Healthy Nation® Blog - Balanced Bites: How Nurses Can Master Eating in Moderation 4679

I tried a restrictive diet that cut out my favorite foods, but as soon as I started eating salty or sugary snacks that I love again, I found myself back at square one. While restricting certain foods is the most common type of diet, research shows it’s not effective in the long run. Restrictive diets often lead to short-term weight loss followed by ...

Added by Holly E Carpenter, RN, BSN Blog Nutrition 03/05/2024
Healthy Nurse, Healthy Nation® Blog -  Quick, Healthy Meals for Night Shift Nurses 4673

Shift work is critical for continuity of care in many health care settings. But working the night shift can take a toll. A 2021 study found that nurses who work the night shift tend to be less active, experience poorer sleep quality, and less satisfied with life than nurses who work days.  

Added by Holly E Carpenter, RN, BSN Blog Nutrition 02/21/2024
Healthy Nurse, Healthy Nation™ Blog -  Get Your Fill With Plant-Based Foods 4666

Anyone who complains that a plant-based diet isn’t filling may not be eating the right plant-based foods. No matter what you’re eating, feeling full often has more to do with satiety — feeling comfortably full and no longer hungry — than simply filling your belly. Blog 3 in our Plant-Based Food Series!

Added by Holly E Carpenter, RN, BSN Blog Nutrition 02/14/2024
ANA HEALTHY NURSE, HEALTHY NATION BLOG - Nurses' Guide to Recognizing and Addressing Eating Disorders 4659

When most people think of eating disorders, conditions like anorexia nervosa or bulimia nervosa may come to mind. But two lesser known (and underdiscussed) conditions include binge eating disorder (BED) and avoidant/restrictive food intake disorder (ARFID) .  

Added by Holly E Carpenter, RN, BSN Blog Nutrition 02/05/2024
Healthy Nurse, Healthy Nation™ Blog - The Pros and Cons of Popular Dietary Supplements 4636

Warning: The CDC cautions all those pregnant or thinking of becoming pregnant to discuss all medicines with your healthcare provider including OTC meds, herbal and dietary supplements, and vitamins. Learn more . Additional Warning:  The FDA does not regulate dietary supplements. There is often conflicting research on whether certain ...

Added by Holly E Carpenter, RN, BSN Blog Nutrition 01/10/2024
Healthy Nurse, Healthy Nation™ Blog - 7 Tips for Making and Enjoying Plant-Forward Food That Feeds Your Soul 4622

Plant-based eating provides incredible health benefits . But the challenge for many — especially during the holidays — is enjoying the beloved cultural dishes of your heritage while sticking to a plant-forward diet. Blog 2 in our Plant-Based Food Series!  

Added by Holly E Carpenter, RN, BSN Blog Nutrition 12/18/2023
Healthy Nurse, Healthy Nation™ Blog - Health Benefits of Eating Whole-Plant Foods 4596

Your diet is an essential part of healthy living. What you eat can determine how your body grows, functions, and protects itself.  Blog 1 in our Plant-Based Food Series!  

Added by Holly E Carpenter, RN, BSN Blog Nutrition 11/07/2023