A frequent response to the question “What’s your New Year’s resolution?” is “To lose weight.” Add in “Eat healthier,” “Eat fewer processed foods” and “Make more food at home,” and you’ve got dozens of people with good intentions, but often no plan of attack to see their resolution through the second week of January.
To help, several local dieticians and health coaches offer suggestions on what to read now to help you start those resolutions off right on Jan. 1. They list books that have influenced their own nutrition philosophy, and books they use as a reference for tips and recipes for their clients and themselves.
A registered dietician and certified diabetes educator, Berdinka has worked in Central America on nutrition issues with the Peace Corps, at Sea Mar Community Health Center and at St. Joseph hospital for nine years. Her recommendations:
Robinson is a certified food and health coach at NuHealth Holistic Wellness in Lynden. A graduate of the Institute for Integrative Nutrition, she offers individual session and group workshops, and co-facilitates a Christian-based healthy living program, “The Daniel Plan: 40 Days to a Healthier Life,” which helps people give up processed foods. A senior, Robinson lost 65 pounds at the age of 75. Her recommendations:
For cookbooks, Robinson recommends “ The Daniel Plan Cookbook,” “The Gluten-Free Almond Flour Cookbook” and “Paleo Cooking from Elana’s Pantry.”
A Mount Vernon-based dietician and nutritionist, Mincin has been in practice for more than 20 years. He offers nutrition counseling and education in person and by phone for people who want to improve their diet, lose weight or are suffering chronic illnesses, including cancer. His recommendations: