I was at the grocery store recently and saw a familiar brand of nut butter with a new label that read “Keto Friendly.” I almost burst out laughing. It was the same old nut butter blend, but in a new cultural context — one in which avoiding carbs is a mainstream practice, and in which … More The Keto Diet From a Functional Medicine Perspective
The holiday season used to be SO unnecessarily stressful for me because I’d consume my mind of diet-related thoughts for avoiding “holiday weight gain.” I was terrified of all the sweets, sugar, and other treats that would be available at Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year’s, fearing that I’d lose control around them, gain weight, … More How to Eat Intuitively During the Holidays
When I tell new people that I’m a non-diet, HAES practitioner, I often get the question of, “So, are you saying that eating Big Macs and super-size french fries every day is healthy?” No. Of course not. But the foods we choose to eat are usually a symptom of a bigger problem. Sure, poor nutrition … More How Do You Get Someone to Eat Differently Without Putting Them on a Diet?
My husband and I were driving through Virginia a few weeks ago, and we stopped for a coffee break along the way. The coffee shop we went to also had a list of their ice cream flavors, one of which was named “Just Ask.” So, we asked…and we found out that it was white chocolate … More Flexible Eating, Flexible Life
As long as I can remember, I’ve had a sweet tooth; and for the first 20 years of my life, I shamed myself for it. Growing up, my parents were pretty concerned about “healthy eating” and rarely kept desserts in the house. My mom also often touted the many benefits of things like broccoli, almonds … More What Is Intuitive Eating, Anyway?