Entries by Katie Kost

End Mealtime Battles with One Question

If you have picky eaters in your family, you already know the signs of when they dislike a meal: a blank stare, a turned-up nose, the plate pushed away. Instead of getting upset with their pickiness and falling into familiar mealtime battles, try a new tactic. Ask: “How can I make that better for you?” […]

The Power of Gratitude

Brandi Schmidt Licensed Counselor Gratitude Practicing gratitude is a simple and effective technique that allows for a positive change in your mindset. Gratitude is nothing more than expressing thanks for the daily occurrences in your life. Research indicates that practicing gratitude can significantly increase well-being and life satisfaction. Benefits of Gratitude Increased happiness + positive […]

5 Ways to a Healthier Gut

A healthy digestive system is a key part of overall health & wellness. Your digestive system is responsible for breaking down food so your body can absorb the nutrients & convert food to energy. It removes toxins from the body,  is directly related to immune health and there is strong evidence connecting cognitive health to […]

Men’s Health Month: Building a Healthy Plate

Redesign Your Plate. More than half should be vegetables, complex carbs or beans and think color!  Wrap-It Up. Use a few  fresh salad leaves such as kale or spinach, add tomatoes, avocado, your choice of meat with a whole grain tortilla. Good Ol’ Faithful Chicken & Rice … and veggies! Make your life easy by […]

People of Proximal: Doug’s Story

I started at Proximal50 with Proximal Priority. I felt that sitting down with a Dietitian would be worth the time, there’s so much information out there on nutrition it’s easy to get confused or lose faith in a plan after a couple weeks. It really helped sitting down with someone, making a meal plan, and […]

What should I eat?

Quality. The quality of the food you eat may be the single most important factor to your health, desired weight loss, and longevity. The biggest and most urgent nutritional question I get asked all the time is what should I eat?  That simple question has become complicated with confusing and contradictory answers making it difficult […]

10 Reasons Why Summer is THE Time to Make a Change

Need to make a change? Did you know summer can be a great time to do it? Summer is short and you need to enjoy it, but that doesn’t mean you can’t set goals for yourself… and we are here to make sure you meet those goals! Here are 10 reasons why summer just might […]

Don’t Ditch The Gym

Ahhh summer… we are all eager for sunshine (hello vitamin d!), warmer weather, and the great outdoors! While you need to get outside and you need to enjoy summer, you also need to stay consistent to your exercise routine. Here are 5 reasons we don’t want you to ditch the gym this summer: You have […]

Antioxidants: The Gold Mine of Disease Prevention

ARE YOU MISSING OUT? The cells in the liver require a continuous supply of antioxidant nutrients to neutralize potentially damaging free radicals. (In short, if free radicals start to outnumber antioxidants oxidative stress starts to occur in the body. Oxidative stress is what can lead to disease. Want to know more? Go here. Or think […]

Normal Eating – The Dietitian’s Diet

These days, it seems like everyone wants to put a label on their eating. Vegan. Paleo. Gluten free. Clean. When people find out I’m a dietitian, I often get a lot of speculation about what kind of eater I am. “You must be a healthy eater.” “I bet your diet is perfect.” Nope. I never […]