habits and behavior change
It’s a new year, new decade. Of course we’re bombarded with all sorts of diets and folks setting resolutions.
Diets have been around for centuries. If dieting worked (for weight loss), wouldn’t everyone who went on one be thin? In reality it’s the contrary.
Some diets are healthy—think Mediterranean, plant-based, DASH.
(When I refer to diet, I refer to the way one chooses to eat. I have a healthy diet—that doesn’t mean I am on a diet.)
Then there are ever-present fad diets promising dramatic results. Fad diets seldom have lasting success. They often do away with entire food groups or resort to a bizarre practice. For example:
I have the pleasure of being a preceptor for dietetic internship programs. Madalyn Brown from Texas Woman’s University worked with me (and my 4-legged office mates) in my practice. She chose to write a post about her journey with orthorexia… Continue reading
…with limiting words and choices that keep you from success.
Some days the smallest of choices, like eating a coworker’s birthday cake, can feel sinful, even gluttonous—in our minds. How is it we beat ourselves up over something that is not a genuine betrayal? Yet we call ourselves cheaters when we veer from our dietary goals—as if it were literally a sin.
For me, cheating is one of those cringe-worthy words that when I hear it, it is like nails on a chalkboard. (shivers!)
I’m sure you’ve heard the word in reference to a food splurge: Cheat. Cheat meal. Cheat day.
But should cheating and eating be words we associate together? Continue reading
Interview with the Nutrition Babes*—What to eat for breakfast
The Nutrition Babes* (nutritionbabes.com) and I had the opportunity to meet in Philadelphia at the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics annual conference in October, 2012. Kathy Siegel, RDN, CDN and Lauren Harris-Pincus, MS, RDN are registered dietitian nutritionists passionate about better health through balanced nutrition, exercise, and cleaner living.
My clients are often challenged with breakfast ideas so I wanted to talk to them about that. Watch video or read transcript. Continue reading
Diet myth – Gluten-free diet for weight loss?
Shelley Rael, registered dietitian nutritionist from Albuquerque, New Mexico and I had a chance to talk about many diet myths. This was… Continue reading
Diet myth – Fact or fiction: You shouldn’t eat certain foods together
Have you ever heard you shouldn’t eat certain foods together? Like no fruit with protein? Shelley Rael, registered dietitian nutritionist, and I met last fall in Philadelphia at… Continue reading
I acquired a client when a dietitian left Cooper Clinic where I worked. Joyce was awesome. Ate healthy, lots of fruits and veggies, kept a food log. But weight loss had stalled. She had already lost a significant… Continue reading
Jill Weisenberger – author of Diabetes Weight Loss: Week by Week: A Safe, Effective Method for Losing Weight and Improving Your Health in conjunction with the American Diabetes Association – talks to Neily on Nutrition about keeping motivation with… Continue reading