Margot Witteveen, MS, RDN, LD

 

Registered Dietitian Nutritionist

Integrative and Functional Nutrition + Content Creator

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 Margot Witteveen | Atlanta, GA | margot@silverspoonsnutrition.co

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Have you heard the expression “go with your gut”? Our GUT is more powerful than we think and scientists are now referring to our gut as the “second brain”.   The scientific community is discovering that if our microflora are not being properly attended to (i.e. by not eating enough plant fiber) than weight, digestion, and our immune system can go haywire. So for better or for worse, what we eat affects our gut bacteria and these changes can influence weight, digestion, and mood.

Why Is Our Gut Health So Important?Your intestines do more than move food through your system. They protect, absorb, produce vitamins, regulate hormones, excrete toxins, digest food and produce healing compounds. Plus, 60-80% of your immune system is located in your gut. Also by ingesting good bacteria we can prevent the intestinal permeability (leaky gut) that allows fragments of bad bacteria to escape into the bloodstream triggering an inflammatory response.  (See earlier post on fighting inflammation.) W...

January 11, 2017

Among my clients, I have noticed some common chatter- stress eating. This is something that a lot of us struggle with. However, in order to figure out how to combat stress eating, we first must understand the science of stress and how it affects our body.

When we experience stress, no matter the reason, our body reacts in a certain way. Cortisol is released to give you extra energy. It releases blood sugar and puts your immune system into overdrive, which is a good thing - until it becomes chronic. When you are chronically stressed, your body is in a state of low-level inflammation. Cortisol affects your hunger cues and makes you crave those quick energy carbs. Cortisol isn’t a bad guy, per se, it tells you to eat more because it is focused on survival not deadlines. However, chronic stress leads something I call “stress weight gain” and tends to show up in the abdominal region. Excess abdominal weight is more metabolically active- meaning, it puts you at higher risk for type II diabete...

We  all have those experiences where we feel like we have slipped up on healthful habits. I too, have those times where I just want to reboot and reset from the inside out. I sometimes like to reset during the changing of the seasons, when everything in nature is going through its own transition. Or maybe we reset after a holiday and/or vacation. Whatever the reason - be kind and show yourself some compassion.

Why reset? The idea of a reset is a complete body reboot from processed foods and stress. It focuses on supporting your body’s natural detoxification system (i.e. digestion, elimination, breathing, and mindset). It also encourages sleep, light exercise and stress management. A reset does not have to be radical or challenging - it’s all about nourishing your body with foods that are easy to digest and help beat the bloat naturally.  Below are some digestion tips that will help you feel your best and kick start your healthful habits.  

Digestion Tips

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Start your morning drinking...

For those of you starting college or returning to dorm life, you know eating “healthy” (or at a normal hour) can be a challenge. Dormitories can be tight living space and don’t usually have space to cook or store a lot of food. So how do you survive dorm life and eat whole foods? Follow my tips below and you will not only survive but you will thrive and establish habits that can stay with you for life!

Wellness And Wholeness

Eating healthy and staying active are essential for your overall well-being. As an integrative registered dietitian nutritionist, I consider the whole being - the body and the mind. Those components make up self care and help keep you grounded (even during finals).

Preparation

Keep snacks, meals and water with you at all times. This will prevent you from reaching out for fast food at 2 am when  you are pulling an all-nighter.  If you don’t like water, flavor your water with cucumber and berries. Delicious!

Grocery Shopping

So, this is part of being prepared. Find a...

We  all have those experiences where we feel like we have slipped up on healthful habits. I too, have those times where I just want to reboot and reset from the inside out. I sometimes like to reset during the changing of the seasons, when everything in nature is going through its own transition. Or maybe we reset after a holiday and/or vacation. Whatever the reason - be kind and show yourself some compassion.

Why reset? The idea of a reset is a complete body reboot from processed foods and stress. It focuses on supporting your body’s natural detoxification system (i.e. digestion, elimination, breathing, and mindset). It also encourages sleep, light exercise and stress management. A reset does not have to be radical or challenging - it’s all about nourishing your body with foods that are easy to digest and help beat the bloat naturally.  Below are some digestion tips that will help you feel your best and kick start your healthful habits.  

Digestion Tips

01

Start your morning drinking...

May 6, 2016

Among my clients, I have noticed some common chatter- stress eating. This is something that a lot of us struggle with. However, in order to figure out how to combat stress eating, we first must understand the science of stress and how it affects our body.

 

When we experience stress, no matter the reason, our body reacts in a certain way. Cortisol is released to give you extra energy. It releases blood sugar and puts your immune system into overdrive, which is a good thing - until it becomes chronic. When you are chronically stressed, your body is in a state of low-level inflammation. Cortisol affects your hunger cues and makes you crave those quick energy carbs. Cortisol isn’t a bad guy, per se, it tells you to eat more because it is focused on survival not deadlines. However, chronic stress leads something I call “stress weight gain” and tends to show up in the abdominal region. Excess abdominal weight is more metabolically active- meaning, it puts you at higher risk for type II diabet...

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Founder of Silver Spoons Nutrition, Margot holds a master's of science in nutrition and is a Licensed Registered Dietitian.

Currently, Margot is in training with IFNA for board certification for Integrative and Functional Nutrition. With over 10 years experience, Margot gets to the "root cause" of systems imbalance.  She uses science based evidence along with the art of healthy living.

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