Picture this: You are sitting at an outdoor cafe on a cobblestone plaza in a small town in northern Spain. It is a warm, sunny afternoon, maybe around 2pm, with a light breeze to take the edge off of the heat making it quite comfortable for a leisurely lunch. The plaza is full of Spaniards … Continue reading Eating & Pleasure: Why They Must Go Together
When I was growing up, family meals worked like clockwork in our home. We knew that every night around 6 or 6:30 we would all sit down and eat together as a family. My parents would ask us how school was, we would, begrudgingly, give a half-hearted answer of "fine" or "boring", someone would inevitably … Continue reading Spilled Milk and Spaghetti on the Floor: In Support of Family Meals
In my last post, I talked about why body shaming sucks and why we should be more focused on overall health than the number on the scale. And although this is true, sometimes it is necessary to focus on losing weight in order to be healthier. First and foremost, we need to love ourselves for … Continue reading 10 Things NOT to Do When Trying to Lose Weight
For many of us, as soon as we wake up in the late morning/afternoon on New Year's day with terrible morning breath from the vast assortment of sugary cocktails we indulged in last night, mascara smudges on our eyeballs, fingers that smell like french fries from the 3 a.m. fast food run, and general self-hatred, … Continue reading Can you guess the #1 New Year’s resolution?
The word "dietitian" is a bit misleading. I have discovered this after experiencing many uncomfortable situations when what I study is brought up around others, specifically when food is involved. My husband, Tom, and I will be out to dinner with new people and once they find out I am studying to become a dietitian, … Continue reading Dietitians are not the “food police” (and other misconceptions).
I'll never forget the day I realized I had an eating disorder as a child. We were all sitting in a hip Chattanooga restaurant with our (damn delicious) locally-sourced polenta with fig spread and quinoa encrusted salmon (of course); all of us either foodies, dietitians, nutritionists, or students there to learn and talk about working … Continue reading Oh, That Was an Eating Disorder?