Hi, my name is Shauna and welcome to Balancing Bites. I am a wife, a stay at home mom to twin babies and a registered dietitian. Balancing Bites is a blog about how to balance the foods we enjoy while living a healthy and fit life. This is where I will share my struggles to balance my food intake, including cake and wine, staying fit and trying to figure out mommyhood without losing my mind. Well, there is a good chance I’ll lose my mind, but at least it will be entertaining.

I do not believe in the “all or nothing” way of living. You do not have to be constantly hungry on a restrictive calorie counting diet while running 6 miles a day in order to lose or maintain weight. I believe you can manage your weight and have a slice of cake.

Since the birth of my babies, I knew I wanted them to have a healthy relationship with food and exercise. I expose them to many different foods and allow them to control the amount they eat. I do not want to teach them to eat beyond fullness or to use food as a way to make them feel better emotionally. Here I will share my struggles in teaching my children how to balance their food intake and have a positive view on eating.

Making and decorating cakes is a hobby I just recently discovered. I will share recipes, tips and techniques to decorating your cakes. I am not an expert or even that experienced in baking. I think it is fun and would love to share what works for me. I will also post pictures of my cakes, the pretty and the ugly.

My intent with this blog is to provide information and practical advice. The nutrition information I provide is based on my education and the experiences I have had and seen. I do not have a degree or certification in exercise physiology. Please see your physician before beginning an exercise program.

I hope you enjoy Balancing Bites. If you have any questions or comments, please email me at shauna@balancingbites.com.


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