A Bittersweet Farewell from Registered Dietitian Kim Galeaz

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Kim Galeaz

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Dear My Indiana Home readers,

Thank you for letting me be a part of your life every quarter for the past eight years. The summer 2018 issue marks my final article for My Indiana Home.

I have loved every minute of creating recipes for you based on a particular season, theme or agricultural angle. Many of you have rewarded me by stopping and telling me how much you enjoy my articles and recipes. Whether you stopped me at the Indiana State Fair, a speaking event around the state, an agriculture meeting, the YMCA or even a grocery store, please know your kind words made my day.

But now, in order to grow several new adventures with my consulting and communications business, I need to let go of a few other projects. I consider it bittersweet.

Do stay in touch – I invite you to follow my newest adventures on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and my blog at kimgaleaz.com. Oh, and just FYI, my Facebook Live videos are “evolving,” not fully perfected!

Speaking of perfection, remember that healthy eating isn’t about perfection. It’s about aiming for doing better each and every day. Better with choosing more whole grains, fruits and vegetables.
Better with choosing lean cuts of beef and pork more often to balance that occasional 16-ounce ribeye (that’s how I do it!). Better with choosing plenty of protein (meat, fish, poultry, milk, yogurt, cheese, eggs, nuts and legumes) at every meal for maximum satiety, especially breakfast. Better with knowing all forms of fruits and vegetables count as nutrient-rich, not just fresh (so enjoy canned, dried, frozen and 100 percent juices). Better with enjoying treats, sweets and fun foods completely guilt-free. Savoring every bite. Knowing it is OK to blend and balance. Better with more activity and movement every day.

But most of all, better is freeing yourself of the guilt, angst, anxiety and hysteria with food choices, and feeling comfortable with whatever you want to eat.

Because in the end, food is enjoyment, pleasure, and happiness with friends and family. And I want you all to enjoy food and eating as much as I do.

Cheers to a wonderful, sunny summer – and thank you again!

Warmly,
Kim

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