Progress vs Management

Progress vs Management with Timaree Hagenburger

Last week, we invited Timaree Hagenburger to discuss Progress vs Management.

Timaree Hagenburger, (a.k.a. The Nutrition Professor), is a registered dietitian nutritionist (RDN), a certified exercise physiologist with a master’s degree in public health with over 20 years of experience as a nutrition professor.

She’s a Senior Public Health Nutritionist for the State of Florida, speaker, media personality, and author, who also works with private clients, and in corporate wellness, specializes in plant-based nutrition, has contributed to several cookbooks, and published her own cookbook, The Foodie Bar Way: One Meal, Lots of Options, Everyone’s Happy (

Timaree is also the founder of an incredible online membership community, The Foodie Bar Way of Life, which makes loving the food (and living a life) that loves us back… simple, satisfying, sustainable, AND FUN!

Visit this link to get a free Foodie Bar (one of 32 featured in The Foodie Bar Way) sent to you via email: 

The Foodie Bar Way Website: 

The Foodie Bar Way of Life Community:

Getting Off Insulin

Many diabetics have enormous difficulty getting off insulin due to the limited resources to help them. As a result, they get stuck in disease management, rather than tackling the issue at the root. Many people with diabetes face significant challenges when trying to transition off insulin due to limited resources to help them. Unfortunately, this can lead to a cycle of managing the symptoms of the disease rather than addressing the root causes.

It is vital to understand that diabetes is a complex condition that requires a multifaceted approach to treatment. Lifestyle changes, such as a healthy diet and regular exercise, are essential components of diabetes management, and in some cases, can even lead to the reversal of the condition. 

Transitioning Diet With Your Family

One of the most important things to remember when transitioning your family to a plant-based diet is the food’s taste. Getting family members to make a dietary shift if the food is as flavorful as it is nourishing. Many people are hesitant to try new foods or make dietary changes if they believe they will not enjoy the taste of the food. Therefore, it is essential to ensure that plant-based meals are both nutritious and flavorful to make the transition more appealing.

The good news is that there are countless delicious plant-based options that can satisfy any taste bud. From spicy curries to savory stir-fries and sweet fruit smoothies, plant-based eating can be both enjoyable and healthy. Introducing new flavors and experimenting with different cooking techniques can also help make the transition to a plant-based diet easier and more exciting for your family. Remember, the goal is to create meals that are not only nourishing but also delicious and enjoyable for everyone.

Changing How We View Food

A lot of people’s experience with certain vegetables ends with a bad experience. Kale, brussels sprouts, eggplant – many had them prepared poorly when they were kids. Identifying the specific reasons you don’t like a food can provide perspective when reintroducing it.

However, it’s important to understand that taste preferences can change over time, and it’s worth giving these vegetables another chance. Before reintroducing a disliked vegetable, it’s helpful to identify the specific reasons why it was disliked. Was it the texture, the preparation method, or the flavor? This perspective can help guide how the vegetable is prepared and cooked, leading to a more positive experience. For instance, if someone dislikes the bitterness of kale, they may enjoy it roasted with garlic and olive oil or blended into a smoothie with other flavors.

The Foodie Bar Way of Life Community

More than 10 years ago, Timaree discovered for herself and her young family that incorporating plant-based whole foods into their meals made their cells rejoice, helped them feel better, and improved their health.

Timaree grew up in an Italian family that expressed love through food. Unfortunately, the food they ate didn’t love them back, and they were told that high blood pressure and high cholesterol were just in their genes. However, as they ate more plant-based whole food, they felt healthier, and their lab results proved it. Timaree started sharing her experience and knowledge with others, but she realized that people didn’t know how to make the transition and often struggled to eat this way without support.

After writing The Foodie Bar Way cookbook and sharing it with the world in 2016, Timaree was finally able to create The Foodie Bar Way of Life community to provide support and make the transition easier and more enjoyable. In this community, people can learn Timaree’s approach to plant-based whole foods and be amazed at how easy and delicious they are to prepare.

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