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”

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”

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 inContinue reading “Let’s Get Real: The Untold Stories of Social Media Posts”

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”

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 isContinue reading “10 Practical Mindful Eating Tips”

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”

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

Originally published on Nutrition with Jenny: https://eatyourdangveggies.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 tell us otherwise? Read on to learnContinue reading “Four Assumptions about Weight, Health, and Eating that We Need to Extinguish”

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 mostContinue reading “Evaluating Nutrition Information When the Science is Constantly Evolving”

An Open Letter from Your Body

Despite all of the evidence stacked against dieting, it is still promoted in so many different manifestations. Diets, meal plans, and food rules are so alluring because they are often sold with a promise of happiness, acceptance, control, and success. In reality, nutritious, health-promoting dietary patterns look different for all people, but they all possessContinue reading “An Open Letter from Your Body”

Thoughts on “Low-Carb” Diets

Recently, I’ve received a lot of questions about eating for exercise, most involving protein – how much to eat, when to eat it, the best protein supplements, etc. Most people are surprised to hear that while protein is certainly an important piece of the puzzle, the main nutrition component to consider for exercise is carbohydrates.Continue reading “Thoughts on “Low-Carb” Diets”