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Stepping into Crazy Town?

I’ve wanted a FitBit for a while. But I’ve also been a little worried about getting one, which is why I still haven’t taken the plunge. Having dealt with disordered eating in the past, I realize that putting a numerical value on anything (calories in food, my weight, etc.) can lead me down a dark path towards Crazy Town. The same goes for exercise. When I was pregnant, my midwife told me that she recommended to all her clients that they walk 5 miles, 5 days per week in order to ensure a shorter labor and better birth. Challenge accepted! The only problem was that I became a little bit obsessed with making sure I did exactly 5 miles, exactly 5 Read More…

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Tricks for handling Halloween treats

Halloween was probably one of my favorite holidays growing up. Yes, I enjoyed dressing up and being someone else for the day, but truth be told, I was mostly in it for the CANDY! I have fond memories of getting home from a night of trick-or-treating and lording over my stash of Halloween candy. I would lay out my loot on my bedroom floor, and my friends, sisters, and I would commence an elaborate trading session, getting into tense debates over how many Smarties one needed to trade for a Fun Size Snickers (it’s three). I will never forget the year when a trick-or-treating partner couldn’t eat any chocolate, as her doctor suspected it was the cause of migraines she Read More…

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You’re more than just what you eat

We’ve all heard the old adage “You are what you eat,” but I think a lot of people take that statement to heart, and believe that how they eat defines who they are as a person.   I read a story recently about a popular blogger, Jordan Younger, who called herself The Blonde Vegan, admitting to suffering from orthorexia. Orthorexia, while not technically classified as an eating disorder by the DSM-5, is recognized by eating disorder professionals as an “unhealthy obsession” with healthy eating. Younger is the classic example of this disorder– she started eating vegan for her health, and in the beginning she felt great eating this way. Over time, however, she found that she was no longer enjoying food, she Read More…

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Sometimes you just need to eat cookies

A little over a month ago, I lost my grandma, who was truly the matriarch of my family. We were very sad, and we will all miss her dearly, but I also feel extremely privileged to have known her for as long as I did. She was someone who never said a negative word about another person, and rarely complained. She had a spreadsheet outlining each grandchild’s and great grandchild’s birthdays, and we all looked forward to her singing telegrams each year (which always ended with “and many maaaw” in her thick New York accent!). Another thing I will always remember about my grandma was that she had a sweet tooth, and loved chocolate, cake, cookies, ice cream…you name it! Read More…

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But, seriously…what should I eat?!

Sometimes, people who are used to diets and regimented eating plans get frustrated at the fact that I’m not going to tell them what to eat. Because I follow an Intuitive Eating philosophy, I believe that you possess the internal wisdom that tells you what, when, and how much to eat, and that my job is to help you reconnect with those internal cues. If you learn to listen to it, your gut or intuition will tell you what it wants or needs at any given moment. But, I get it…sometimes you might need a little guidance. So, while everyone is different, my advice would be that in general, eating a little bit from all food groups will not only make you Read More…

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Eating too much…kale?!

If you know anything about eating healthy, then you definitely know about kale.  It’s the quintessential “health food,” boasting high levels of calcium, vitamin C, and iron, and providing lots of fiber and cancer-fighting antioxidants.  As far as most people are concerned, it can do no wrong.  Or can it? I read an article recently about how eating too much kale can actually be bad for you, and I thought it was an excellent example of how too much of anything– even kale, the holy grail of health foods!– can be detrimental to your health.  The problem with kale, and other cruciferous vegetables such as broccoli, brussel sprouts, cabbage, and bok choy, is that it is goitrogenic, which basically means Read More…

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Thinking outside the box: Simple and delicious homemade granola bars

I apologize for the long hiatus from blogging.  Since my last post, I’ve completed my thesis, so I now officially have my Master’s degree in Nutritional Science!  My thesis project was designing a web-based intuitive eating course, so stay tuned for details on how you can enroll in the class once it launches. As I’ve mentioned previously, I believe that a diet made up mostly of whole, minimally-processed foods is optimal, so with that in mind, I’ve been trying to slowly decrease the amount of packaged foods I regularly consume.  One item I’ve consistently eaten that comes from a package is granola bars.  They’re a convenient food to throw in my purse (or, these days, my diaper bag!) and grab Read More…

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WDNE? (What Do Nutritionists Eat?)

I saw this article recently called 8 Top Meals from Nutritionists, revealing what nutrition professionals really eat, and thought it would be fun to share what I’ve been eating these days.  I feel like I already share some of my favorite dinner recipes, so I’ll skip that one and just talk about what I like to eat for breakfast, lunch, snacks, and a veggie side dish I’ve been really into lately.  Here goes!: Breakfast Lately for breakfast, I’ve been thoroughly enjoying a bowl of Nature’s Path Flax Plus flakes, which provides me with 5 g of fiber, a bit of protein, and (thanks to the flax seeds used in the flakes) Omega-3 fatty acids, the consumption of which has been shown Read More…

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January 27, 2013 7:46 pm
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Balance, Recipes
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Intuitive cooking

A friend, classmate, and fellow intuitive eating enthusiast occasionally teases me about the fact that I’m a great intuitive eater, but a terrible intuitive cook.  What she’s referring to is the fact that I religiously follow recipes when cooking, and am reluctant to stray from the prescribed ingredients or cooking instructions.  I figure if someone took the time to write it down, then it must be good, right?!  Why mess with what works?!  I even tend not to make recipes that include ingredients that I don’t like (such as whole tomatoes or mustard) because I’m afraid that cutting these ingredients out will change the whole recipe and essentially ruin it. Anyway, her friendly chiding has led me to make attempts Read More…

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Eat like a kid

Have you ever seen the movie Little Miss Sunshine?  It’s one of my favorites! No matter how many times I’ve seen it, I can’t help but simultaneously laugh and cry hysterically at the final scene  (I won’t give any further details in case you haven’t seen it yet…but definitely go see it!). It gets me every time!  I also cringe every time I see the ice cream scene. If you need to be reminded (or have never seen it), here’s the clip:  I cringe when I see this because I feel like I’m watching the moment when this little girl’s innocence about dieting and body image is taken away from her forever. Sure, she’s bound to learn about this stuff eventually, Read More…

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