In 2014 a client came to me and asked me to help him outlive his dad who died at an early age due to stroke.
Together we created a diet plan that he can actually follow as a busy husband and dad working a corporate job in Metro Manila.
Now he is no longer “following” that diet plan that served as his “crutch” when he was just starting an active lifestyle. He finally developed healthy eating HABITS and is proud to tell me that he has outlived his dad for more than a decade and counting.
This is our story. How about you? Who are you? What do you want to achieve and why? I would love to hear your health and nutrition-related story as well.
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For more than 12 years of being a dietitian I’ve had the privilege to have worked with foreigners, businessmen, top-level managers, artists, the rich and the glamorous in achieving their health goals.
So, I thought maybe they are indeed my “niche” or “market” since they are the ones who can afford my professional fees then.
My perspective changed when I started my Facebook page where I shared all things nutrition-related. In this online platform, I met:
A wife in the province who didn’t have access to dietitians and didn’t know what to feed her husband who had a stroke and had to follow the advice given by a naturopathic “doctor”.
A professional who got hospitalized because she followed popular diets and extreme weight loss regimens promoted online
And lots of “haters” who shame me for debunking nutrition misinformation and diet-related scams on social media.
“WHAT ABOUT THEM?” I thought.
More importantly, how can I offer my professional services to them if they cannot afford my professional fees?
These realizations inspired me to come up with an online platform where my fellow Filipinos can have access to accurate, relevant and easy-to-follow nutrition information and reach out to other dietitians for more detailed nutrition recommendation and guidance.
Receipt No 1: It has more than just vitamin C All macronutrients (carbs, protein and fats) – and micronutrients (vitamins and minerals) are essential for both innate (first line of defense) and adaptive immunity (body’s ability to recognize and defend itself against specific pathogens or foreign substances). Different nutrients work together to help immune cells …
What if I tell you that: …will you now MAKE TIME to cook breakfast for you and/or your family? To nudge you into saying YES, let me share with you an easy breakfast recipe that helped me and my clients make eating healthy breakfast a habit: Easy Yummy Potato Frittata 3 servings Ingredients: Materials: Procedure: …
Before you violently react, here’s a chismis from a 2022 research study: Experts in obesity, nutrition and public health conducted a randomized clinical trial to test whether eating potatoes everyday can make you gain weight (especially fat). They compared the effect of eating 300 calories of potato fries to eating almonds with the same calories. …
Hi, I’m Grace Banal. I speak and write about food in relation to health. I have the privilege of being a registered nutritionist-dietitian, a mother and wife. I live in Quezon City, Philippines.
I am trying my best to go from being high risk of having lifestyle diseases to living an energetic and productive life so that I can reach and enjoy true success, and I wish that you join me on this journey.