The Problem with Chalking it Up to Noncompliance

I struggled with disordered eating, body image, and over-exercising throughout my high school and college years. Healing my relationship with food, exercise, and my body was a lengthy process of therapy, reading books, listening to podcasts, and ultimately doing a lot of self-work to change my thought patterns.  Something that played a big role inContinue reading “The Problem with Chalking it Up to Noncompliance”

To the Person Who Wants to Know — “How Should I Eat?”

To every person who has ever asked me how they should eat: Let me start with an apology. I’m sorry that I don’t have a simple answer to your question. I want to help you, but as a dietitian, I know that healthy eating is not something you learn from a book or an InstagramContinue reading “To the Person Who Wants to Know — “How Should I Eat?””

Embracing the Gray

Nutrition is a topic in which it’s easy to fall into dichotomous thinking (i.e. — seeing things as “black & white”), and the gray area is often lost in today’s world of information overload. While I could compile a lengthy list of examples, two of the most popular dichotomous nutrition statements that I hear/read asContinue reading “Embracing the Gray”

Exploring Food Cravings

A variety of factors can contribute to food cravings including hunger, emotions, stress, hormones, and memories. Whatever the reason, I’ve found that the language around food cravings often implies guilt. In my opinion, food cravings are nothing to feel guilty for; they are simply a sign of a want or need for food, which isContinue reading “Exploring Food Cravings”

Should I Try Whole30?

This post is part of the “To Try or Not to Try” blog series. Written by a registered dietitian (RD) or dietetic intern, each post explores the claims and science surrounding a different dietary pattern or trend. After compiling this research, each RD or RD2be gave the diet a grade based on whether it appearsContinue reading “Should I Try Whole30?”

Should I Try Intermittent Fasting?

This post is part of the “To Try or Not to Try” blog series. Written by a registered dietitian (RD) or dietetic intern, each post explores the claims and science surrounding a different dietary pattern or trend. After compiling this research, each RD or RD2be gave the diet a grade based on whether it appearsContinue reading “Should I Try Intermittent Fasting?”

Should I Try Weight Watchers?

This post is part of the “To Try or Not to Try” blog series. Written by a registered dietitian (RD) or dietetic intern, each post explores the claims and science surrounding a different dietary pattern or trend. After compiling this research, each RD or RD2be gave the diet a grade based on whether it appearsContinue reading “Should I Try Weight Watchers?”

Should I Try Clean Eating?

This post is part of the “To Try or Not to Try” blog series. Written by a registered dietitian (RD) or dietetic intern, each post explores the claims and science surrounding a different dietary pattern or trend. After compiling this research, each RD or RD2be gave the diet a grade based on whether it appearsContinue reading “Should I Try Clean Eating?”

Should I Try a Juice Detox?

This post is part of the “To Try or Not to Try” blog series. Written by a registered dietitian (RD) or dietetic intern, each post explores the claims and science surrounding a different dietary pattern or trend. After compiling this research, each RD or RD2be gave the diet a grade based on whether it appearsContinue reading “Should I Try a Juice Detox?”

To Try or Not to Try: Dietitians Explore Popular Dietary Patterns & Trends

’Tis the time of year for New Year’s resolutions! Surveys show again and again that some variation of “eating better” is usually one of the most common. As a dietitian, I support this aspiration — I want to help people change for the better through their food choices. However, I also know (both through myContinue reading “To Try or Not to Try: Dietitians Explore Popular Dietary Patterns & Trends”