So MONTHS ago, I mentioned I was going to try to create a collection of handouts on special diets and today is the day that I finally have the first one for you! The Keto diet is very hot right now. I can't go far without hearing someone talking about being or doing "Keto." As... Continue Reading →
Changing Food from Adversary to Ally – Part 2
Earlier this week I started a mini-series on food intolerances and allergies. If you're just tuning in now, be sure to check out part 1 of this series here - http://bit.ly/2ZkCsfS. Today I'm going to tackle an approach to managing food intolerances. I will be posting more about food allergies next week! In the last... Continue Reading →
Changing Food from Adversary to Ally – Part 1
You can't go far without before you find someone with a food intolerance. At least here in CO, I hear comments about food intolerances almost daily. It’s pretty clear that food allergies are one of the hot topics in health, wellness and nutrition. There are countless headlines about the next food that may be wreaking... Continue Reading →
Carbs don’t have to be the enemy!
Carbs have gotten a bad rap over the past 20 years. In the early 2000s, Atkins and South Beach touted the importance of eliminating large groups of carbs. In the 2010s, Paelo and Keto broke into mainstream culture. Numerous studies tout the health benefits of a low-carb lifestyle and many people swear that their lives... Continue Reading →
Sunday Q&A – Calories In = Calories Out. Or not.
Q: I'm so frustrated. I count calories everyday using an app and I think I'm pretty good at it. I saw a dietitian and she agrees. The problem is I keep gaining weight! I eat 1600 calories a day and I don't understand how I can gain weight. What should I do? A: It can... Continue Reading →
Intermittent Fasting - the next big thing? Over the past 2-3 years a new way of eating called “intermittent fasting” has became mainstream. From what I can tell, this seemed to stem from the Paleo fad that started around 10 years ago. Paleo would include periodic fasting during the week to mimic the fasting/feasting phases... Continue Reading →
Intuitive eating is life changing. No joke. Most people have a strained relationship with food. They have dieted, restricted, and binged so many times that their body can’t tell what it wants vs what it needs. Intuitive eating allows you to stop dieting and get back in tune with what your body actually NEEDS. It’s... Continue Reading →
Sunday Q&A – Balanced Nutrition fora Balanced Life
Q: If you had to give someone, with very little nutrition knowledge, a single piece of nutrition advice what would it be? A: This is tricky and I'm going to stretch this "single piece" a little but I'll make it a single sentence... The best thing you can do for a balanced diet is to... Continue Reading →
Calories are kind of useless. I know, I know. I'm a dietitian so how can I say that?! I mean, counting calories is the basis of what every dietitian does. Over the years, my views on counting calories have changed dramatically. When I began this journey in college 15 years ago, I would have told... Continue Reading →
Smash the Wellness Industry
Last weekend an op-ed was published in the NYT that spoke to my heart, and the hearts of thousands of other women. If you haven't read it, take a look here - NYT Op-Ed. I promise it will speak to you. Does this sound familiar? Every new regimen ended in the same violent binge. I’d... Continue Reading →