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Work with your Body to Enjoy your #HolidayEats, Guilt-Free

The holiday season is here, and it wouldn’t be complete without lavish dinners, potlucks with friends, and festive happy hours. While everyone has their own methods, self-control often precedes the indulgence of holiday treats at these gatherings, manifesting as behaviors such as skipping meals or skimping on calories -- only to throw all caution to… Continue reading Work with your Body to Enjoy your #HolidayEats, Guilt-Free

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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 you… Continue reading Exploring Food Cravings

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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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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 appears… Continue reading To Try or Not to Try: Weight Watchers

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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 appears… Continue reading To Try or Not to Try: Juice Detoxes

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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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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 possess… Continue reading An Open Letter from Your Body