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Tuesday, October 21, 2014
Janet Dukowski ~ TNT Registered Dietitian & Nutritionist
Mount Island and On-Site Corporate Wellness
Janet is a Registered Dietitian and Nutritionist with Total Nutrition Technology and moved to Charlotte, NC from Vancouver, BC, Canada in October 2013. Janet completed her dietetic internship at Vancouver’s largest hospital and was hired as a Clinical Dietitian in the same hospital at the end of her internship. She gained experience and knowledge in medical nutrition therapy in the areas of Diabetes management, weight loss, heart health, and many more. Janet also helped develop a recipe book for the Canadian men’s soccer team to use while travelling abroad for competitions titled “Nutrition on the Road – A Guide to Fun, Healthy and Optimal Nutrition Away from Home”.
"TNT allows me to combine my knowledge with my passions: I am passionate about food and nutrition and love sharing my knowledge with my clients. I strongly believe in using real food – not fad diets - to help my clients achieve their health and wellness goals in a sustainable way. My goal is to help my clients prevent chronic disease, improve their quality of life, and learn how to obtain a healthy relationship with food." ~ Janet
Janet is also passionate about physical fitness, and spends much of her spare time road cycling. Since moving to Charlotte, she has completed races in the mountains, including Beech Mountain Metric and Blood Sweat and Gears, as well as charity rides like 24 Hours of Booty. In addition, she is a credentialed RD with Blue Cross Blue Shield. For all of you with BCBS insurance, you may be covered at 100% for unlimited nutrition visits with Janet!
Janet's Top 5 Tips:
- Balanced meals for proper nutrition and portion control: 1/2 plate of brightly colored fruit and vegetables, 1/4 plate lean meat, chicken, fish, or meat alternative, and 1/4 plate of grain or starchy vegetable. Add 1 cup of dairy or alternative on the side for the ultimate meal.
- Read food labels, and always start by reading the serving size - most processed foods will have small serving sizes compared to what you actually eat. Food companies need the numbers to look good for their "health claims".
- If 30 minutes of moderate intensity activity seems overwhelming to start, break it down to 3 sessions of 10 minutes each. You will still reap most of the benefits as doing 30 minutes all at one time, and it's much better than doing no activity at all.
- Planning ahead is the key to success. It may take more time to meal plan, shop, prepare, and cook, but the health benefits are long lasting.
- Willpower can only take you so far. Avoid it by keeping tempting food out of the house, asking co-workers to keep it out of sight at work, taking the long route home to avoid your favorite fast food restaurant, and stocking your fridge and pantry full of ready-to-eat healthy foods. If all else fails, try brushing your teeth - it can be used as a distraction technique as well as a way of making even the most tempting of treats taste awful. ;)
If you are in the Mountain Island area and would like to learn more about the products and services TNT offers, contact Janet to see how she can help you realize your goals.
To learn more, contact: firstname.lastname@example.org or call 704-549-9550