How to Enjoy Summer

Happy first day of summer! As someone who is generally averse to cold weather, this is my all-time favorite season. Chicago has been a bit chillier this June than I’d prefer, but I’m excited for the sunny mornings and warm afternoons that I know are coming. Summer can be a challenging time for some, given … More How to Enjoy Summer

The Appeal of Food Rules (and a better question to ask…)

Counting macros, restricting calories, eating vegan, vegetarian, keto, or Paleo, gluten-free, sugar-free, dairy-free, “clean eating,” Whole30, 80/10/10, low-fat, no food after 7, intermittent fasting… What do all of the above have in common?  The answer is rules. Whether you consider the previously mentioned eating frameworks to be diets or not, they all are characterized by rules. These … More The Appeal of Food Rules (and a better question to ask…)

Work-Life Balance

The title of this post is “work life balance,” but it isn’t going to be an authoritative “How-To” reference guide because, well, I don’t consider myself an authority on the subject! Of course, balance is something I strive towards, but I don’t think there’s any such thing as the “perfect” semblance of balance. Where I … More Work-Life Balance

How to monitor your eating without counting calories (or macros, or points)

After dieting for years, it can be really difficult to transition away from the mindset of “good” and “bad” eating, into neutral territory where there are no rules about how, when, or how much to eat. Counting calories, carbs, fat grams, or anything else can serve as a comfort or crutch, because it helps us … More How to monitor your eating without counting calories (or macros, or points)