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

You know the drill. You are going about your day as usual: wake up, eat, get dressed, drive to work or school, converse with colleagues, eat, check social media… Then, seemingly out of nowhere, your brain is fixated on a desire for a certain (usually deemed “unhealthy”) food. Your mouth begins to salivate as youContinue reading “Exploring Food Cravings”

To Try or Not to 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 “To Try or Not to Try: Whole30”

To Try or Not to 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 “To Try or Not to Try: Intermittent Fasting”

To Try or Not to 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 “To Try or Not to Try: Weight Watchers”

To Try or Not to 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 “To Try or Not to Try: Clean Eating”

To Try or Not to Try: Juice Detoxes

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 “To Try or Not to Try: Juice Detoxes”

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”