Food and Drink

We’ve all heard about the benefits of protein. It is an essential nutrient (which is an oxymoron because by definition all nutrients are essential).  But our diet-obsessed culture has hijacked protein and put it on a pedestal as a nutrient that will promote weight loss and help us eat less of those “bad” carbs and […]

May 14, 2018

How much protein do I actually need?

Studies show that when you label a food as "good" or "healthy" you'll often eat more of it. This has been coined the "Halo Effect" with food. And you'll do the same thing when you label foods as "bad" or "unhealthy."  When you initially start allowing yourself to eat what sounds good, you will probably […]

April 9, 2018

The Halo Effect

Remove the labels from food – including good/bad, healthy/unhealthy, junk, clean, etc.  When you were eating intuitively as a toddler you didn’t know anything about food, other than what tasted good.  Your toddler body also knew what it needed.  You ate extra fat when you needed it, same with carbs and protein.  When you were […]

March 26, 2018

Labeling food

“Compassion comes from knowing that we too need compassion, that we all have struggles, adversity, and we see them the way we hope others might see us – through the lens of equality, humanity, and kindness” – Michael E Berrett, PhD, founder of Center for Change in Utah Giving and receiving the gift of compassion […]

December 25, 2017

Christmas, giving, and receiving

With Halloween being tomorrow, we’re bombarded with candy galore.  But what we’ve also been bombarded with is articles and advice about how to restrict and limit the candy, because heaven forbid our kids eat “too much” of it.  After all, it has [gasp] sugar in it.  And isn’t sugar toxic and bad for them?   (And […]

October 30, 2017

Just let them eat the darn candy

Why is it that we find ourselves turning to food when stressed or upset?   And why is it that we turn to the "bad" foods in these instances? As infants we are soothed with food.  Baby cries -> caregiver thinks, Baby might be hungry -> caregiver offers milk.  And the act of being held and […]

June 19, 2017

Why “bad” foods become soothing

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