Heart Healthy Blog by Boston Heart

Caroline Hoffman, MS, RD, CDE

Caroline is a a Certified Diabetes Educator, ACE Personal Trainer and Certified Yoga Instructor. She is also one of Boston Heart's Lifestyle Coaches. "I love using my knowledge of nutrition and health to empower people to change their lives – just as it changed mine. Throughout my life, I was constantly rotating between the latest diet trends and fads. I never really enjoyed food. I was always struggling to eat normally, and always on a quest to maintain my weight and health. During this journey, I noticed firsthand how confusing all of the information out there was about health and nutrition. Ultimately, I chose to study nutrition to not only learn the truth for myself, but also to understand how to apply it in the real world. Now, I do just that by helping people to enjoy food again. Good food can taste good and modifying a diet can be a rewarding journey – not an uphill battle. I understand how hard it is to implement dietary changes, so I don’t believe in being judgmental. Instead, I am a warm and caring person. I strive to instill confidence in others by helping them establish reasonable and specific goals."

Recent Posts

Mind Over Matter – The Key to Lasting Change

Posted by Caroline Hoffman, MS, RD, CDE on Jan 3, 2017 8:00:00 AM

In my work with people to help them learn about healthy foods and eating, it is clear that the focus on behavior change extends well beyond the food.  Yes, learning about food labels, nutrients, and meal planning is key, but implementing behavior change is often the struggle.  The expression “mind over matter” really is true as many of us know what to do, we just cannot seem to do it. 

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Topics: Expert Support, Wellness, Empowerment

How to Reduce Your Sugar Intake

Posted by Caroline Hoffman, MS, RD, CDE on Sep 15, 2016 11:14:00 AM

Recent headlines suggest the sugar industry may have influenced researchers to publish articles to minimize the effects of sugar on heart health and instead, shift the attention to saturated fat as the culprit for heart disease1.  Today, the scientific industry is looking more closely at sugar, in fact, in January the U.S. Dietary Guidelines were released with a new recommendation to consume less than 10% of your calories from added sugars.    So what do these guidelines mean for your diet and how can you reduce your sugar intake?

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Topics: Food and Nutrition, Latest Science, Men's Health, Women's Health