It’s National Healthy Weight Week (Jan 20-26), and as I’m celebrating by pursuing true health (no diets allowed!), it reminded me of a blog post for EKG Nutrition about intuitive eating and obesity. If you’ve been following intuitive eating or any kind of non-diet content, you might start to question whether or not the approach even values health and nutrition. “Isn’t there an obesity crisis in America?” you might ask. How can we (dietitians) tell people to eat what they want when obesity is only getting more out of control? How can we reconcile this intuitive eating approach with the growing obesity epidemic?Read More
I’m not going to categorize food into “good” and “bad”. I don’t believe that food has a moral value. When we define food as “clean” that innately means another food is “dirty”. I’m just not into that distinction. I see too many women beat themselves up over their food choices. Eating a kale salad doesn’t make you more righteous than eating an ice cream sundae.
However, I can help you find food that provides the most nutrition. Instead of focusing on the foods that you “can’t” or “shouldn’t” eat, I’d rather encourage you to think about foods that nourish you, provide energy and nutrients – and to realize that there is an abundance of those foods!Read More
If you follow food trends, you've seen cold-pressed juice in the grab-and-go section of your grocery store, convenience store, or gym. If you don't follow food trends, you've probably seen it, but the only thing that stood out to you was the price tag. What is cold-pressed juice and how is it different from “regular” juice?Read More
Should I stop drinking LaCroix? As a dietitian, I am prone to dig deeper into the science and look past the salacious headlines. Turns out the lawsuit isn’t quite as scary as it first sounds.Read More
ICYMI, the 2015 Dietary Guidelines for Americans were released on January 7... The public (I’m going to include the media in that statement) has been a little up in arms with this news. Critiques and frustrations abound, but those that I find most interesting are “why should I care?” and “how is this different?”.Read More
You may only know of him as Amy Schumer's uncle, but Chuck Schumer has been a senator in New York state since I was in high school. Recently, he has taken a stand against a new product on the shelves - a caffeinated version of peanut butter.Read More
Oh sweet caffeine. How I love you. I have no idea how I would function without my morning cup of joe. But coffee has been somewhat controversial in the media when it comes to health. Well, not just coffee, but caffeine in general. Is it good or bad for you? Does it really cause dehydration? Does it help or hurt a workout? There's a lot to sift through. Here is a quick 4-1-1 on the subject.Read More