decoding hunger

Eat when you’re hungry, stop when you’re full. Easy peasy, right? Wrong. Too often, people try to turn honoring hunger cues into another diet. No sir. None of that here! It’s true that part of being a normal eater is tuning into hunger + fullness cues to help guide our food choices, but it’s not […]

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breaking it down: gluten

wheat bread and grains

  Gluten seems to have become the newest four-letter word…even though it has six letters. But you get what I’m saying, right? It’s our newest addition to the clan of nutrition villains out to destroy our bodies! I sure hope you guys can tell when my sarcasm is coming through because ^^^ sarcasm. That video […]

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what to do when you’re out of your routine

traveling on an airplane for vacation

Having just come back from a wonderful weekend in Chicago [Yay, FNCE 2017!], it got me thinking a bit about routines. And how they can be so helpful yet, also make us feel crazy, depending on the degree to which we stick to them. I’ll be the first to admit that I find watching “morning […]

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weekend recap: fnce 2017

chicago city skyline

I love my career choice for many reasons but another fantastic aspect is the great community. Relative to other professions, there’s a fairly small group of us dietitians in the United States. A quick Google search tells me there’s less than 100,000 whereas there’s over 3 million nurses, for example. But don’t fret, we’re a […]

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fall favorites

It’s time for another favorites post — this time a fall favorites! This is another one of those posts that I always love scrolling through on other blogs. Maybe I’m just nosy, but regardless, if you also curious about what someone else has been enjoying lately, read on!   St. Ives Body Wash // Specifically in […]

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acorn squash breakfast bowl

  All your favorite breakfast goodies put in one sweet acorn squash bowl to make us feel like fall has finally arrived.   I love this acorn squash breakfast bowl because it means that fall has arrived and brought squash season with it! One of my favorite vegetables is winter squash — pretty much of […]

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eats lately

donuts sprinkles chocolate glaze

I’ve got a new style of post for y’all today! It’s a mish-mash of random meals + snacks that I’ve had over the past few weeks or so. The disclaimer with this post [and any other blogger’s post of this kind] is to remember that it’s not all inclusive. I don’t always remember to take […]

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spaghetti pie

spaghetti pie pasta casserole

A nostalgic casserole born from the unexpected merging of two classic comfort foods: spaghetti + pie. Upon first mention of the phrase spaghetti pie, you might scrunch your nose thinking this could be some ugly mash-up meant to be eaten only as a dare. But you’d be wrong. This is meant to be eaten for […]

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breaking it down: milk alternatives

milk cream coffee pour barista

Hello, friends! Today we’re back to discuss another staple in most kitchens — milk! But we’re going to focus on the non-dairy options / alternatives that have been flying off the shelves lately. Let’s start with the original: straight up cow’s milk. Most of us associate milk with calcium and vitamin D which are both […]

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joyful movement

Today’s topic is one of the 10 principles of Intuitive Eating [affiliate link] To read a little bit more about these principles check out this post, too! If you had asked me 10 years ago if I thought “joyful” and “movement” could be one and the same, I probably would have laughed. Because most of what we hear […]

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