anti-inflammatory diet

Anti-Inflammatory Diet – Day 7

Join Chicago-area pediatric dietitian Betsy Hjelmgren and her husband, David, as they venture on their own nutrition journey this August. Their vlog contains all the laughs, fun banter and tips you would expect from a great couple attempting a restrictive diet rollercoaster. Tune in as Betsy learns to truly appreciate the difficulties clients and families face when embarking on a new diet with nothing but a few handouts and some encouragement from others!

David suffered through another grocery store trip, and his kitchen turnin into a fancy bakery from which he couldn’t partake. However, he is feeling really good in the tummy. Betsy’s energy is better today. Is it more sleep, or more carbs? Not sure, but she’s glad. One week down, 3.5 to go! Tomorrow is a major check-point, and they will see if their weight has changed at all!


  • Banana
  • Mixed Nuts
  • Natural Peanut Butter
  • Coffee with half-and-half


  • Potbelly Mediterranean Salad with Chicken


  • Rice Noodles
  • Chicken and Broccoli in Peanut Sauce
  • Red Wine


  • 88 Acres Lemon Blueberry Seed Bar
  • Dark Chocolate – 72 % Cocoa


Betsy 2,089 calories, 88g protein

Send your anti-inflammatory diet or any pediatric nutrition questions or comments our way! Let’s chat!