breaking it down: salt

To begin, this post is may not be 100% applicable to those with hypertension or fluid retention related to a medical condition. Personal dietary or medical management for those conditions need to be discussed with your healthcare provider.   what is it? Salt is a mineral made up of sodium + chloride. About 40% sodium […]

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gentle nutrition

  In the non-diet world, there are several books that are the books to read. One of the most popular being Intuitive Eating [affiliate link] by Elyse Resch and Evelyn Tribole. These two dietitians developed their philosophy with 10 principles to help us find food freedom. The principles are as follows: Reject the Diet Mentality Honor your Hunger […]

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daily value

Daily value. And I’m not talking about that percentage on the nutrition label. We’re going deeper than that. It’s “cool” to eat “healthy,” right? Not in the moderation sense, but in the eating only “good” food while shunning all “bad” foods. Black and white thinking. There’s a small part of my dietitian-self thinking “Woo! People using […]

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breaking it down: potatoes

  I figured it would be wrong to write a post about potatoes without including the above song. 😉  If they could be their own food group, my husband would be in heaven. Who am I kidding? I would probably be on board with that, too. White potatoes get such a bad rap. But in […]

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weekend recap

FRIDAY Our weekend started off with finally setting up a bank account in our new city. Only 2.5 months after moving here…no biggie. 😉 This new bank is apparently really into dogs so we left with this free bandana so our dog can also rep the bank’s logo. Had to put it on Riku once […]

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favorites

Here’s a peek at some of what I’ve been digging lately! Iced coffee. But none of the plain stuff. I’ve been so into making my own french pressed coffee to pour over ice and top with various creamers [whaddup hazelnut!]. It’s been a journey with coffee — I used to only drink black with some […]

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rediscovery

This past year has been a straight-up roller coaster. But throughout the ups and downs, it was also a bit of a rediscovery of myself. Emotionally, mentally, physically, spiritually, socially, and everything in between. Included in that in-between is my eating habits. Challenging disordered eating thoughts and replacing them with those of a normal eater […]

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breaking it down: oats

A few months ago, I was in the grocery store discussing oats with a stranger…you know, the usual. She explained that she was buying steel cuts oats because they were the “healthiest kind”, but she was frustrated how long they took to make. She also preferred the texture of instant oats over steel cut. I […]

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on a budget: making the list

As both a young newlywed + dietetic intern [aka I’m not bringing home the bacon just yet… shout-out to the hubs!], my household is on a limited budget. More specifically, we’ve been using the budgeting website called “You Need a Budget” or “YNAB” per my sister’s recommendation. There was definitely a learning curve, but we […]

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