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 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?”

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”

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”

How My Body Became a Manifestation of a Life I Love

Originally published on the Huffington Post: https://www.huffpost.com/entry/how-my-body-became-a-manifestation-of-a-life-i-love_b_584a0d2be4b0016e50430292?timestamp=1481248288752 Many spiritual and religious teachings focus on — for a lack of a better term — going with the flow. Work hard, eat, drink, and be merry. Whatever will be, will be. As many humans can probably relate to, letting go of control is, and always has been,Continue reading “How My Body Became a Manifestation of a Life I Love”