Dr. Hernandez: Hi everyone, it's Dr. Hernandez with the Healthy Weight Initiative coming to you with today's Healthy Byte. We thought it'd be fun for you to get to know our team, and so today we're going to be giving you some of our tips and tricks as it relates to our healthy lifestyles. One of the most common questions I get, and that we get, is what is your go-to breakfast? I have to tell you, I'm a busy mom of three kids working and running all day long. So my go to breakfast is a chocolate protein shake with banana and almond milk, that always hits the spot and I've got energy at least until lunch. So that's my go-to breakfast!
Dr. Boone: My favorite breakfast is avocado toast. I really never get sick of it. It always tastes good and there's so many different ways you can make it.
Sam: So, I love breakfast. It's probably one of the best meals of the day. So, in a perfect world if I could have this every single day, it would be a protein waffle with fresh berries, like blueberries, strawberries or blackberries.
Dr. Hernandez: Okay, so my favorite kitchen tool is a little mini blender. It's a little Ninja blender. I have to tell you it's packed with power. So I fill it for my protein shake and give it a quick buzz, makes awesome smoothies, awesome sauces, and so I use that every day.
Dr. Boone: So, to be honest, I don't cook a ton. But my favorite cooking tool is the air fryer because there's so many different things you can make it make with it and it's super easy.
Sam: So, one of my favorite kitchen tools is actually the food processor. You can have, you know, a lot of different sizes. I have like a medium size one and I like to make a lot of pestos in it. I have a fresh basil plant that I’ll take some leaves off of, add some Parmesan cheese, some lemon and walnuts, and it makes a delicious pesto sauce at home.
Dr. Hernandez: So, my favorite activity to unwind and to get a really good aerobic workout is the elliptical. So I have a little bit of a bad knee when I get that on that elliptical, get some good tunes going, that's one of my favorite workouts.
Dr. Boone: So, my favorite activity I always like to do is dancing. I really like all types of dancing but in particular, I really enjoy salsa dancing. So, you'll find me on the dance floor whenever I get a chance.
Sam: So, one of my favorite activities, which is so typical of a dietitian, is cooking. I love trying out new recipes. Sometimes I like to grab a magazine or even just a cookbook from the library, find a random recipe in one of the pages and just try it out. It's one of my favorite things and you never know what your next favorite recipe would be based off of someone you try.
Dr. Hernandez: Okay, so something that not everybody knows about me is that I am somewhat of an orchid nerd and what I mean by that is I love those giant orchids that you see in stores. But I also collect them and I have to tell you, that my daughter has told me I have too many, I have about 50 orchids now. So that's the way that I sort of relax and enjoy a hobby that I really love.
Dr. Boone: So, a fun fact not a lot of people know about me is I was actually a patient here when I was a baby for the first six weeks of my life. So, this hospital definitely has a special place in my heart.
Sam: So something that not a lot of people know about me is that I love live music and concerts. It's really funny because when I was a kid, I hated live music, but now it's an adult, it's one of my favorite things to do is to go see some of my favorite shows.
Dr. Hernandez: Okay, so the way that I love to relax and unwind, it's always important to unwind and get ready for bed to have a good night's sleep. The way that I do. This is that I watch a show that I have seen hundreds of times and that's the office and because I already know the lines and I know that it's funny it helps me unwind, and so that's part of my little bedtime ritual. I don't watch TV in bed, but I do watch it to unwind.
Dr. Boone: So I really have a lot of different things I do for my bedtime routine, but one of my favorites is my skincare routine. So I really love just taking my makeup off doing a cleanse and sometimes doing a face mask. I find that really relaxing.
Sam: So my favorite bedtime routine is to set up some essential oils and little diffuser. So lavender, bergamot, and eucalyptus are all my favorites and also have a cup of lemon ginger tea, which is perfect.
Dr. Hernandez: So my favorite thing to talk with families about is something called non-scale victories and that really means the types of things and benefits that kids and families see as they engage in are always such a great conversation, and so I enjoy those with our families.
Dr. Boone: I really enjoyed talking to families and patients about their goals and their progress towards their goals, and I really love brainstorming with them any challenges they experience and help helping them think about solutions.
Sam: So one of my favorite things to talk to families and patients about are hunger and fullness cues. I think that they're an awesome thing to learn about yourself something that you develop from earliest age. We kind of lose them sometimes between our childhood and you know adulthood but it's really cool to get back in touch with your body and learn more about yourself.