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SPR 2018

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THE FLAW: Not only does sleep affect heart and mental health, it can also affect your waistline, says Roper St. Francis Healthcare affiliated dietitian Alexis Appel. Sleep deficiency can impact the hunger and satiety regulating hormones ghrelin and leptin, and studies have found that sleep-deprived people typically consume more calories (primarily from foods higher in fat) than those who are well rested. Craving fresh seafood? Head to Mount Pleasant's dinner and brunch hotspot Grace & Grit, where locally caught fish, shrimp, scallops, and more are the stars of the show. Here, Roper St. Francis Healthcare affiliated dietitian Sarah Coulter guides us through her nutrition-minded dinner order. Coulter kicked her meal off with a cup of fish stew —a savory broth of stewed tomatoes, okra, carrots, fennel, and flakey chunks of white fish. "There was no visible fat on the stew's surface," she confirmed, adding that the dish is loaded with vitamin A, which promotes eye health. Under the "Chef's Creations" section of the menu, you'll get to choose a protein and a preparation method. Coulter ordered pan-roasted local fish. The sides— roasted veggies —paired with the pan-roasted option were healthier than those that accompanied the blackened dish, she explains. The stew and entrée made for a vegetable- forward pairing that was satisfying and mouthwatering, says Coulter. " Vegetable consumption can reduce a person's risk of heart disease, stroke, and some cancers. They're also lower in calories, which helps prevent obesity ." The hash is served with two fats: bacon and citrus butter. To keep her fat intake in check, Coulter kept the bacon and asked the chef hold the citrus butter . THE FIX: Just like you schedule time for exercising and cooking nutritious meals, make time for sleep. The National Sleep Foundation recommends adults ages 18 to 64 get at least seven to nine hours each night. If you're getting less than that, try: exercising (but not too close to bedtime); limiting daytime naps to 20 or 30 minutes; cutting out alcohol and stimulants like caffeine a few hours before bed; establishing a consistent bedtime routine; and improving your sleep environment. CONTRIBUTORS P H O T O G R A P H S ( 2 , F I S H & G R I T S ) B Y C A S S I D Y H U R T 16 { spring 2018 } h o u s e c a l l s eating well Not getting enough sleep. DIET MISTAKE: Sarah Coulter, MS, RD, LD Alexis Appel, RD, LD L I S A L I V I N G S T O N local best bet Fish Stew and Pan-Roasted Fresh Fish (Served with a hash of Brussels sprouts, sweet potatoes, red and golden beets, bacon, and herbs) GRACE & GRIT 320 Wingo Way, Ste. 100, Mt. Pleasant; (843) 698-4748, gracegrit.com TIP: Dining with a group? Split a side of grits. Coulter stayed away from that section of the menu as she was dining alone, but says a few bites of the namesake dish would be a smart indulgence for a larger party.

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