Jinan Banna

Jinan Banna, PhD, RD is the founder of Jinan Banna LLC and an Professor of Nutrition at the University of Hawaii. Her research interest is in obesity prevention. Jinan helps working women to lose weight so that they can feel confident and energetic by offering free information on her blog, as well as nutrition coaching. She holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology and a Doctorate in Nutritional Biology. She is also a registered dietitian.

Components of Food

Components of Food

It’s really important to understand what makes up the food you eat. You’ve probably heard that your body needs nutrients to survive. Food is a source of nutrients, and different foods have different nutritional content. In this post, I will give you lots of information about the six classes of nutrients, where we find them, and why we need them.

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How to Make Cooking Fun

How to Make Cooking Fun

If one of your goals is to lose weight and eat better in the new year, it’s important that you have some cooking skills!

My latest blog post gives you some tips to keep it fun. To give you a sneak peek, one of those tips is not to be afraid to fail! I’ve had plenty of cooking failures, but I learn from each one and I keep trying!

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High-Calorie almond Smoothie

High-Calorie Smoothie Recipe

If you are underweight, it’s important to consult with a registered dietitian for a nutritional assessment. One of the ways to gain weight in a healthy way is by providing your body with nutrient-rich foods and healthy calories. A high-calorie smoothie is an easy way to fuel your body and get in some nutrients such as protein. It contains all the macronutrients (carbohydrates, protein, fat) and foods from several of the food groups that help us meet our needs.

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