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Nutrition and Optimal Metabolism

Posted September 30, 2021 | By ale_bellot

Digital Education Programming Presented by the
Center for Health & Wellbeing

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Managing weight is much more complex than simply counting calories from our food in-take or measuring the calories we’ve burned during exercise.

To better understand the complexities regarding nutrition and optimal metabolism, hear from Registered Dietitian and Culinary Medicine Specialist Allison Harrell as she shares the many factors that affect optimal metabolism, including specific nutrients to support your overall health and metabolism. Harrell also demonstrates how to make metabolism supportive dishes for you or friends and family. These featured recipes include Seedy Brown Rice, Quick Lentil and Kale Sauté, Seed Crusted Chicken, and an Avocado and Citrus Salad.

Click here to view the featured recipes.

By watching this program, you can expect to learn:

  • factors that support optimal metabolism and weight maintenance.
  • about the factors that influence metabolism.
  • how to prepare recipes featuring whole foods that are beneficial to supporting optimal metabolism.

This program is presented by Allison Harrell and is hosted by the Winter Park Health Foundation.

About the Program Presenter

Allison Harrell is a registered dietitian nutritionist and plant-based chef who has been passionate about food and nutrition for more than 20 years. She advanced her knowledge by becoming a certified Culinary Medicine Specialist, certified in Weight Loss Management. Harrell believes that every time we eat, it is an opportunity to promote our health. She incorporates culinary experiences with a science-based approach. Her programs and tools make a positive difference in the health of our communities by instilling confidence and knowledge in the kitchen.