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Lessons from My First Year as a Dietitian

I remember a distinct moment in my childhood when I was about four years old, sitting outside on the driveway, taking in the scenery of the houses across the cul-de-sac with their lovely trees and flowers and perfect landscaping. I thought about those people in those houses, all grown up with accomplished lives, and I… Continue reading Lessons from My First Year as a Dietitian

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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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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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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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The Trouble with the (Learning) Curve

Also on the Huffington Post: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/5949b6c1e4b0710bea889a54 There are few things that soothe my soul quite like a trip to the ballpark. It’s a place I associate with freedom and simplicity, one that grips my senses — sight, smell, taste, sound — and forces me to be completely present. The expansive, seemingly endless field of perfectly groomed… Continue reading The Trouble with the (Learning) Curve

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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