Food and Drink

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

I’ve been ordering my groceries online and having them delivered for a while now (life-changing btw), and recently I accidentally ordered a huge slab of butter that looks like a brick.  So buttering a piece of bread is currently super awkward because this brick of butter is rock hard and the butter doesn’t spread easily at […]

May 23, 2017

How I responded when my son said, “More butter!” six times in one meal

I get this question or some variation of it all the time.  And it drives me NUTS because there are so many things underlying it that make me want to scream.  Let's break it down: First of all, even if I were to guesstimate how many calories per day your body needs, it's still a guess. […]

April 10, 2017

“How many calories per day do I need?”

I'm a Certified Eating Disorders Registered Dietitian (CEDRD) with a master’s degree in dietetics and nutrition. My passion is helping you find peace with food - and within yourself.

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