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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Dark Chocolate, Coconut and Almond Granola

Dark Chocolate, Coconut and Almond Granola

This dark chocolate, coconut and almond granola is the BEST granola for snacking! Or, enjoy it with milk or yogurt for a satisfying breakfast. Made with mashed bananas and maple syrup, it’s lower in sugar but still plenty sweet. With chunks of dark chocolate, roughly chopped almonds, quinoa and big clusters, it’s got tons of crunch too!

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Browned Butter Spaghetti with Roasted Cauliflower

Browned Butter Spaghetti with Roasted Cauliflower

In all my years of blogging, and all my years of pasta eating, this browned butter spaghetti with roasted cauliflower is my absolute favorite pasta dish! With a rich browned butter and garlic sauce, juicy cherry tomatoes, sweet caramelized cauliflower and briny capers, there’s so many flavors packed into one bowl of pasta. Learn how to make this veggie packed bowl of spaghetti at home!

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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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Vegetarian Ramen Noodle Soup with Shiitakes and Bok Choy

Vegetarian Ramen Noodle Soup with Shiitakes and Bok Choy

This vegetarian ramen noodle soup with bok choy and shiitakes is soooo good! The broth is super rich and flavorful thanks to an easy trick. Use whole grain ramen for extra fiber. Plus, you can make it in just over 30 minutes so it’s weeknight friendly!

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Vegetarian Polenta Lasagna with Kale, Butternut Squash & Mushrooms

Vegetarian Polenta Lasagna with Kale, Butternut Squash & Mushrooms

Inspired by my all time favorite vegetarian lasagna recipe, this weeknight friendly recipe for vegetarian polenta lasagna with kale, butternut squash and creminis is sure to become a new favorite! Use precooked lasagna rounds in place of lasagna noodles, which makes it gluten free too. Layered with caramelized fall vegetables, spicy arrabiata sauce, and lemony ricotta.

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South African Safari in Sabi Sands

South African Safari in Sabi Sands

It’s been a few weeks since our trip to South Africa, and I still catch myself daydreaming about it! I absolutely fell in love with the country – the trip wet my appetite to explore more of the continent, and to go back to South Africa again! Sharing details on how we planned our trip to Sabi Sands Private Reserve outside of Kruger National Park, what to pack, and our favorite animal sightings.

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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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Chard Stuffed Acorn Squash with Za'atar and Tahini Drizzle

Chard Stuffed Acorn Squash with Za'atar and Tahini Drizzle

Chard stuffed acorn squash with za’atar and tahini drizzle is a show stopper, but is surprisingly weeknight friendly! You could serve this as a vegetarian main for holiday entertaining! Simply roast acorn squash halves seasoned with za’atar, a Middle Eastern seasoning mix, and stuff with chard, feta, chickpeas, pistachio and top with a quick tahini drizzle!

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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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Pan-Fried Gnocchi and Chicken Sausage Salad

Pan-Fried Gnocchi and Chicken Sausage Salad

Pan-fried gnocchi and chicken sausage salad is just as good as it sounds! With roasted red peppers, arugula and quick pickled shallots, it’s packed with flavor! Even better? It’s made in less than 30 minutes, so you can enjoy this substantial salad any night of the week!

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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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