All posts by
Surabhi Aggarwal, MHSc, MPH, RDN, LDN

We all have times at work when hunger strikes and we wish we had a snack to carry us through the next few hours. While the vending machine may seem like a last resort for these occasions, we can plan to deal with these situations so both our body and wallet feels healthier and happier.… Continue reading »

  Employer sponsored wellness programs can be a huge incentive for employees to better their health. However, many times employees are unaware of wellness opportunities that are supported at workplace. Here are some ideas for HR managers and worksite wellness coordinators to bridge this gap and promote wellness programs so more employees can benefit from… Continue reading »

If you happen to know me personally, you would know that I detest eating out! It’s partly because of the fact that food eaten outside the home is not nearly as healthy as something that’s cooked at home and partly due to the fact that I am a vegetarian and always suspicious of potential cross… Continue reading »

Eating whole grains is an important strategy to achieve and maintain a healthy weight. Whole grains have the bran, endosperm and germ intact while refined grains have the bran and germ removed. Whole grains are higher in fiber, making us feel fuller faster and for a longer amount of time. They also play an important… Continue reading »

“Mom, how do you spell zucchini?” asked my eight – year old son this past weekend. He was sitting across from me on the kitchen counter as I was peeling & dicing carrots for lunch and he was jotting down the grocery list for me. He asked about a few other spellings and suggested we… Continue reading »

What is type 2 diabetes? Type 2 diabetes, the most common form of diabetes, is a condition when there is too much sugar (or glucose) in the blood. While a normal blood sugar level is important for proper functioning of body; too much sugar can damage parts of the body such as the eyes, kidneys,… Continue reading »

I came across an article in New York Times about ‘Mindful Eating’… Although I am already aware of this concept and its importance in weight management, I really like how it describes a mindful eating experience – ‘to meditate with food, expanding consciousness by paying close attention to the sensation and purpose of each morsel’. This article… Continue reading »

This year has been full of life stressors for me both good and bad. From the death of close family members, to planning a wedding and preparing for marriage, to launching a personal business, and trying to further my education, these life stressors have created lots of stress and, trust me, I felt the effects.… Continue reading »

Do you have a bucket list??  Have you made that list of places you want to see, accomplishments you want to achieve or crazy new things you want to try??  I would encourage everyone to make a bucket list.   It keeps us on our toes, keeps us striving to achieve new things, and keeps life… Continue reading »

Reducing the amount of screen time we get every day is an important strategy for achieving and maintaining a healthy weight. Screen time includes time spent looking at a computer, TV, or any mobile device including phones and tablets. This is important because time spent in front of a screen is mostly inactive. Most of… Continue reading »