About Deborah Rankin, RD.
It’s easy to fall into the mindset of just enduring a challenging season of life. Have you ever thought “I’ll take better care of myself after [the current challenge] is over?
We can all get overwhelmed by hassles and burned out by busyness. After working long hours it seems easiest to grab something quick to eat and unwind by sitting before a TV or computer screen and soothing ourselves with food or beverages. While we chat with friends we multi-task, or spend much time venting our frustrations about spouses, bosses, politics, crime, or money.
We tell ourselves to buckle down and slog it out until…the project ends, we can afford the house of our dreams, our health improves, or the child grows out of a certain stage.
I’ve been there. After a season of loss and failure knocked me down and down and down, I got tired of living that way. I changed.
I went back to the basics, things I learned from my studies as a registered dietitian (R.D.) with a Master of Science degree in Biomedical Sciences, plus years of working as a health educator and coach.
I remembered that what we eat, how we move, and the stories we tell ourselves and others point us either toward exuberance and energy, or exhaustion and struggle. Through my rock-bottom experiences I learned how to feel good and enjoy life regardless of circumstances.
I believe the secret to reducing stress and increasing energy is E + M + C2 . Eat nourishing food, Move your body, Connect with yourself and others. I’ve made it my mission to help hard-working small business owners, entrepreneurs, and creatives make small, sustainable changes that start with where they are.
Join the journey now! Sign up for my blog and get monthly updates with food, movement, and connection ideas to help you reduce stress and prevent burnout. I rely on medical evidence, then wrap it with practical ideas to make it more doable for you!
You work hard, and have an important mission to accomplish with your one, beautiful life. Don’t try to do everything alone. Give yourself a guide that will support and encourage you!
Deborah Rankin, RD Scientific Publications
Hunt, Deborah R. Selenium status during recovery from extensive thermal injury. University of Texas Health Science Center Houston Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences, 1982.
Hunt, Deborah R, et al. Selenium depletion in burn patients. Journal of Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition 8(6):695-699, 1984.
Hunt, Deborah R, et al. Hand grip strength-a simple prognostic indicator in surgical patients. Journal of Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition 9(6):701-704, 1985.
Hunt, Deborah R, et al. A simple nutrition screening method for hospital patients. Journal of the American Dietetic Association 85(3): 332, 1985.