What to expect working with a non-diet dietitian

What to expect working with a non-diet dietitian

As a non-diet, private practice dietitian, there’s a lot of misconceptions about what we do, and I think a lot of those misconceptions can make people afraid to reach out for help. Will you be told what you can and can’t eat? Will you be judged for your weight or eating choices? Will you be lectured about nutrition the whole time? Learn what to expect working with a non-diet dietitian in this article.

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Diet Mythbusters Part 1: Food and Nutrition Myths that Never Die

Diet Mythbusters Part 1: Food and Nutrition Myths that Never Die

When someone finds out I’m a dietitian, one of the first comments I get is “oh, so you tell people what to eat.” In my office, we do a lot more UNLEARNING! There’s so much misinformation out there about nutrition, and that can make eating really stressful, constantly worrying if you’re doing something potentially harmful. In that light, this year for National Nutrition Month I’m busting the most common nutrition myths. In part 1, we’re covering nutrition myths that never seem to die!

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What I wish more people understood about eating disorders

What I wish more people understood about eating disorders

There are so many misconceptions about eating disorders, within dietetics, and in the general population, and that’s created a world that’s really dangerous for those with eating disorders or at risk. It prevents people both from asking for help when they need it, and receiving adequate care when they do.

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How to Stop Binging on the Weekend

How to Stop Binging on the Weekend

With less structure, more going out to eat and travel, and sometimes, more alcohol, navigating eating on the weekends can be a challenge. It’s not unusual to get trapped in a cycle of eating “perfectly” during the week, then binging on the weekend. Learn 9 tips for how to stop binging on the weekend in this post.

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Discovering Space for Body Peace

Discovering Space for Body Peace

Body image work is hard. Every day we’re exposed to dozens of messages and triggers telling us that we don’t stack up to an unrealistic beauty ideal. It’s easy to identify these triggers, but what about identifying the spaces where you do feel at peace with your body, and actively discovering space for body peace?

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The MANY Problems with BMI - aka The BS Measuring Index

The MANY Problems with BMI - aka The BS Measuring Index

BMI charts are as ubiquitous to doctors offices as stethoscopes and thermometers, a crude formula that categorizes people into underweight, normal, overweight, and obese categories. Most people recognize the BMI scale has it’s problems, but most don’t realize just how bunk BMI actually is. Learn about the problems with BMI, and ways you can improve health outside of the scale.

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IBS & Intuitive Eating Part 4: A Personal Perspective

IBS & Intuitive Eating Part 4: A Personal Perspective

I’m back with part 4 of my IBS and Intuitive Eating series. Today is a personal story from my part time dietitian Kate, of how she learned what’s best for her IBS symptoms was not more fiber, water and exercise, like EVERY doctor told her, but rather less of those things! Learn how intuitive eating helped Kate make peace with food, and soothe her stomach symptoms.

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Running is a Stressor

Running is a Stressor

The idea that running is a stress reliever is pretty universally accepted, but did you know that physically, running is actually a stressor? You read that right. Running, and other moderate to high intensity exercise, raises levels of cortisol, a stress hormone. That doesn’t mean running is unhealthy - quite the opposite! It’s just that your body needs the right conditions to support it. Learn how to best support your exercise in this post!

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Body Image is About More Than Liking Your Looks

Body Image is About More Than Liking Your Looks

If you were to try and understand body image via #bopo body positivity, you’d be forgiven for believing it’s all about liking your looks. While I’m glad body positivity has become more mainstream, that mainstreaming has also diluted it’s original message. In reality, body image is about a lot more than liking your looks.

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If This Is Your First New Year Not Setting a Weight Loss Resolution...

If This Is Your First New Year Not Setting a Weight Loss Resolution...

If this is your first time going into the new year without any resolutions to diet or attempt to shrink yourself in any way, you might be experiencing something that feels like a sense a loss. There’s a lot of letting go that comes with ditching dieting, whether it’s clothes or relationships with certain harmful people. It’s normal really normal to have mixed feelings. Read this post for a journaling prompt to complete if this is your first new year not setting a weight loss resolution, so you can focus on what quitting dieting is creating space for.

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Five Thoughts {Including Holiday Diet Talk and Baking Inspiration}

Five Thoughts {Including Holiday Diet Talk and Baking Inspiration}

Sharing five thoughts from the week, including tips for handling holiday diet talk, two articles that gave me hope for humanity, holiday baking inspiration, a fun and inexpensive idea for entertaining, and a discussion of how you would like to celebrate the holidays if you were OK with your body.

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On Breaking Old Thought Patterns

On Breaking Old Thought Patterns

Turns out, understanding intuitive eating conceptually is very different from actively applying the principles to your thoughts and behaviors around food. Who knew? Practicing intuitive eating takes consistently challenging old thought patterns rooted in diet mentality. Learn how to break those old thought patterns in this post.

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WHY I Ate Wednesday: The Airplane Food Edition

WHY I Ate Wednesday: The Airplane Food Edition

In this crazy mixed up diet culture we live in, sometimes it’s hard to know what a “normal” day of eating looks like. WHY I ate Wednesday post is to give you an inside look at intuitive eating in action, looking at what guides my eating decisions and how that plays out throughout the day. In this edition, I talk about eating when traveling, flexible eating, and eating unsatisfying food.

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How to Survive a Diet Obsessed World

How to Survive a Diet Obsessed World

Living a life free of dieting is liberating, but you're still surrounded by diet culture. This can cause a strain to your relationships, and your own sanity as you try to maintain a healthy relationship with food. Learn two of my favorite tips for how to survive a diet obsessed world without losing your mind!

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Cozy Nights + An Ice Cream Sundae

Cozy Nights + An Ice Cream Sundae

As a small business owner, I need time at night to decompress from the workday. Lately, I’ve been trying to be more intentional with my bedtime routine. My current favorite way to relax? This ice cream sundae! Yup, night time ice cream sundae’s are dietitian approved, and a perfectly acceptable way to relax at night! Learn why in this blog post.

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Five Thoughts {Including "Girl, Wash Your Face" & Not Ignoring Body's Cues}

Five Thoughts {Including "Girl, Wash Your Face" & Not Ignoring Body's Cues}

Sharing five thoughts from the week, including why you should probably skip reading “Girl, Wash Your Face” if you’re healing your relationship with food, last minute Thanksgiving ideas, what happens when you ignore your body’s cues, book and documentary recommendations for fellow history nerds, and a recap of a couple entrepreneur panels/classes I was on/taught last week.

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How to not freak out about food on Thanksgiving

How to not freak out about food on Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is supposed to be about food, but with all the mixed messages about overabundance and restriction coming from diet culture, it can be a stressful day of eating. Learn strategies for not freaking out about food on Thanksgiving so you can fully enjoy yourself and celebrate the holiday without feeling guilty about eating.

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Why I Ate Wednesday: The Boston Edition

Why I Ate Wednesday: The Boston Edition

In this crazy mixed up diet culture we live in, sometimes it’s hard to know what a “normal” day of eating looks like. WHY I ate Wednesday post is to give you an inside look at intuitive eating in action, looking at what guides my eating decisions and how that plays out throughout the day. In this edition, I talk about eating on vacation, brain knowledge and body knowledge in intuitive eating, not eating vegetables, and regretting food choices.

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