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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 as… Continue reading Embracing the Gray

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Let’s Get Real: The Untold Stories of Social Media Posts

February 26th - March 4th, 2018 is National Eating Disorders Awareness week. This year's theme is "Let's Get Real." Read more about the campaign and how you can get involved here. A picture is worth a thousand words. Every picture tells a story; however, it may not always be the story we assume, especially in… Continue reading Let’s Get Real: The Untold Stories of Social Media Posts

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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 appears… Continue reading To Try or Not to Try: Whole30

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10 Practical Mindful Eating Tips

The definition of mindful eating according to the Center for Mindful Eating is as follows: Mindful eating is allowing yourself to become aware of the positive and nurturing opportunities that are available through food selection and preparation by respecting your own inner wisdom. By using all your senses in choosing to eat food that is… Continue reading 10 Practical Mindful Eating Tips

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Self-Care for the Holidays

Incorporating self-care can be difficult anytime of the year. Throw in the hustle and bustle of the holiday season, and it becomes even trickier. If you're looking to treat yourself this holiday season, check out these five simple tips that help me practice self-care throughout the holidays and beyond. Be the customer and the provider.… Continue reading Self-Care for the Holidays

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Four Assumptions about Weight, Health, and Eating that We Need to Extinguish

Featured on the Mindful Monday blog series on the "Nutrition with Jenny" blog site: https://thedangdietitian.wordpress.com/2017/10/02/four-assumptions-about-weight-health-and-nutrition-that-we-need-to-extinguish/ With a roughly $60 billion dieting industry, increased reports of body dissatisfaction, and endless attempts to lose weight, it’s clear that people in 21st century America are obsessed with appearance and dieting (1-4). Is this obsession warranted, or does the research… Continue reading Four Assumptions about Weight, Health, and Eating that We Need to Extinguish

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Evaluating Nutrition Information When the Science is Constantly Evolving

Some food for thought: humans have succeeded at putting a man on the moon multiple times, explaining the physics of faraway stars and black holes, and figuring out how to access the internet in the palms of our hands. Yet, we still have not fully answered nutritional science questions such as: How do we most… Continue reading Evaluating Nutrition Information When the Science is Constantly Evolving