Health

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?

Eating disorders professionals are frequently using a philosophy called “Health At Every Size” (HAES) to help people recover.  It is based on the idea that we can help people be healthier – physically, mentally, socially – if we take the focus off weight and instead focus on compassionate self-care and respect for body diversity in […]

March 19, 2018

5 important things for you to acknowledge and accept

Eating can either be an act of love and respect for your body… …OR it can be a way to deprive and/or harm yourself. You get to choose. Eating as an act of love and respect: Eating when you are hungry (ideally before you reach the point of ravenous hunger) Eating to nourish your body […]

March 12, 2018

An act of love or harm – your choice

Yes, I am saying you can eat whatever you want. AND that you can be healthy while doing so. Common arguments I hear against this: “There’s no way it’s healthy to eat fast food every day.” “If I eat whatever I want, I’ll never eat another fruit or vegetable again.”  “I’ll only ever eat chips […]

February 21, 2018

You’re saying I can eat whatever I want…But what about health?!

It is possible to spend your entire life treating your body as if it is an uncompleted project constantly needing renovated.  Many, many people do this. I was getting a pedicure the other day and overheard two older ladies chatting while getting their nails done.  They were talking about their diets and how they needed […]

February 12, 2018

How long are you going to live your life this way?

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

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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