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I finally got around to reading my July/August copy of Food & Nutrition Magazine, the Academy of Nutrition & Dietetics publication that I enjoy immensely for the bite-sized tidbits of information (more corny dietitian humor. Corny! Ha!). When you’re a dietitian, everyone wants to tell you their theories on what they think is the best […]

When They Tell You When to Eat


I have to thank a commenter in an Intuitive Eating discussion group I belong to for the catchy title of this post. It was in response to another poster who had said he felt he was eating too much and generally eating “everything.” It got me thinking about the ways that this could easily happen […]

When Intuitive Eating Becomes a Rule, Not a Tool


I hear it, or some version of it, at least once a week: “Oooh, if I have this [insert delicious or even just plain regular food here] I’ll have to do at least an extra half hour on the hamster wheel tonight.” To which I usually cringe, roll my eyes, eat the thing in question, […]

Just Eat the Damn Cake


Just as I had been thinking this week about how I was going to write about what good nutrition is and isn’t, I stumbled across this (somewhat dubious) article about kale and how it is an accumulator of heavy metals which, if eaten in excess, could potentially cause harm (in theory). Does this mean you […]

Good Nutrition isn’t Rocket Science


Perhaps I am a naughty dietitian for saying so, but I think doing “healthy” stuff now to ward off vague future health threats is a terrible motivation for behavior change. There. I said it. So sue me. But first let me explain. I think we humans tend more toward hedonism than toward future thinking in […]

Eating and Exercising for your Future Health Sucks


Full disclosure: I was once a foodie. I loved trying new and unusual foods; I looked forward to meals out at fancy restaurants and holes-in-the-wall; I looked for recipes that challenged my burgeoning cooking skills – all while maintaining my love for grilled cheese sandwiches made with Kraft Singles (because it’s just best that way). […]

Dieting Killed My Inner Foodie


(Potential trigger warning to recovering dieters/ED folks: I discuss ridiculous diet advice in this post) Many people who have, perhaps, never dieted to try to lose weight often think it’s merely a matter of “eat a little less, exercise a little more” and then the magic happens. I’m here to tell you that when it […]

The Fundamental Weirdness of Dieting


I was in one of my favorite restaurants the other day, a cafeteria-style salad-and-sandwiches place, and while waiting to pick up my order at the other end of the line, I gazed fondly at the display of luscious-looking desserts (many of them gluten-free or vegan or pasture-raised-and-massaged or…hey, it’s LA). That’s when I noticed a […]

Guilt Free Eating


I’ll admit I’m a little behind on new diet fads. I just heard about a “new” one which has been around for about a year now. The book I Quit Sugar by Sarah Wilson (no link here due to selling of weight loss) debuted last year but appears to be finally gaining some real momentum […]

I Quit Quitting Sugar


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