Learning to Cook for Healthy Weight Loss

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Here’s a bit of weight loss information you might already know about: The research is pretty clear — those of us who eat out more often seem to be destined to have a harder time maintaining a healthy weight. And when it comes to healthy weight loss — fuhgeddaboutit! (Okay, so the Sopranos are over, but some things just won’t go away.)

So if we want to keep our healthy lifestyles intact, whether it be for healthy eating in general or specific problems like maintaining a type 2 diabetes program, it’s also clear that we need to make food at home. That’s a challenge for many reasons, not the least of which is that many of us just don’t know how to cook. So Green Mountain has two solutions.

First, we’re sponsoring a series of healthy cooking workshops this fall with our executive chef Jon Gatewood and sous chef Lisa Fennimore. Both are seriously talented in not just making good food, but also in teaching others how to do it themselves, even within time and financial budgets. Plus, fall is a great time to come to Green Mountain. The season is changing to winter, and it offers a special feeling that you don’t find other times of the year. What’s more, our rates drop. 🙂

The second solution is more likely for most of us, I suspect. It only involves buying the new First Kitchen Cooks DVD and popping it into your computer to quickly learn how to make some basic dishes that you can then expand on. Alta Engstrom, RD, our communications director, has formed her own company to produce this valuable tool. It’s targeted at young people — her niece Allison stars in it, and being a 20-something, talks to her peers in it — but it’s really useful for anyone who doesn’t know their way around the kitchen. Check it out on Alta’s website First Kitchen Cooks; you can see a video clip of it there.

So do you already know how to cook? Then consider the DVD as a holiday gift for the young person/people in your life. Chances are they’re still kitchen novices, and who knows, you might get a dinner invitation out of it!


3 responses to “Learning to Cook for Healthy Weight Loss”

  1. mamamich says:

    What’s Cooking Weekly is a great menu planning subscription service for healthy family meals. They offer recipes, grocery lists, nutrition information and tips on getting kids into the kitchen to help make 5 healthy and seasonal meals every week.

  2. Marsha Hudnall says:

    Looks good, mammich. thanks for letting us know about this resource!

  3. Excellent post on “Cook for Healthy Weight Loss”.U have done nice piece of work.Thanks buddy for sharing information.

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Marsha Hudnall, MS, RDN, CD

If you’re looking for an embodiment of dedication disguised as obsession, look no further. Marsha is a registered dietitian who has spent the last four decades working to help women give up dieting rules and understand how to truly take care of themselves. Her mission in life is to help women learn to enjoy eating and living well, without worries about their weight. She encourages women to embrace their love of food, which you might call being a foodie. If so, it’s appropriate because being a foodie means you pay attention when you eat. That’s a recipe made in heaven for eating well. Marsha is the President and Co-Owner of Green Mountain at Fox Run.

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