I distinctly remember a vacation I took in college with some friends to Colorado. We rented a cottage, hiked through gorgeous mountains, huddled up around a campfire and marveled at the wildlife. Or at least…my friends did. My brain was often elsewhere, consumed with worries about how much I’d eaten, calculating whether the trails were … More How to Eat Intuitively on Vacation
Last year, the FDA started requiring certain restaurants to post calorie counts over menu counters to “educate” consumers about their eating. While I certainly believe that education is important in empowering consumers to make choices that honor their health, I’m not convinced that calorie counts should be considered “helpful information.” Here’s why: 1. Calorie Counts … More The Problem with Restaurant Calorie Counts
When I’m driving, I usually am focused on one of two things: where I’m trying to go, or the cars in front of me that never seem to move quickly enough. Either way, my attention is geared towards my desires for the future, about where I hope to be. This definitely stems from impatience in-part, … More Powerful Truth
My ears are pretty attuned to food-related comments (which is expected, given the nature of my job) and I find myself zeroing in on conversations about nutrition and eating more than other people probably do. While I’m mostly unphased by diet-centric viewpoints, it always makes me a little sad when people say things like, “I’m … More Isn’t Sugar Bad For You?