We’ve all been the recipient of unsolicited comments about food. As I share in my book, Fulfilled, I had an experience once where a colleague straight up told me that he was judging the fact that I was eating goldfish crackers with my soup. Like…really? Did I ask you? No, I didn’t, and most of … More Comparison & Food Shame
The humidity this summer has been brutal in Chicago. July and August are always hot around here, but with extra moisture in the air, I feel like I start sweating as soon as I step outside. Along with feeling extra sticky, taking twice as many showers as usual, and cranking the air conditioning, the heat … More How to Eat Intuitively When You Don’t Feel Hungry
I was part of a discussion last week regarding sugar addiction. The question was posed about whether such a thing as sugar addiction exists, and quite a few strong opinions were shared around the room. References were made to a variety of theories, ranging from the dopamine response, modern food technology conspiracies, and even the … More Is Sugar Addicting?
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?
I love fruit. In the summer, it’s my favorite afternoon snack, and I personally probably eat way more in one sitting than the average Jo. Something about cold, juicy strawberries, kiwi, and orange slices feels like the perfect way to quench my thirst, satisfy my “snackiness,” and hold me over until dinner. In fact, all the … More Doesn’t Fruit Have Too Much Sugar?