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If you’re reading this, I’m guessing you’ve toyed with the idea of changing your diet. Maybe you’ve done it successfully or maybe you’re still on the fence. The following post is from Rachel, a nutrition intern here at Pilates Nutritionist, who has a truly inspiring story to share. Like so many, she grew up eating […] Continue Reading

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As a specialist in gestational diabetes nutrition, I get a lot of questions about blood sugar and pregnancy. Gestational diabetes is controversial. It’s complicated. And there’s a lot of misinformation out there. I do my best to address the controversies in interviews and with participants in my online gestational diabetes course, but since I’ve been […] Continue Reading

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It’s fair to say most people who grew up in Southern California, like myself, have a thing for good Mexican food. Fresh tortillas, homemade salsas, local avocados… Yum! But once I realized that I feel my best eating lower-carb, I decided to re-imagine some of my favorites. That meant looking for alternatives to things like […] Continue Reading

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It’s always been taboo to discuss how diet affects the quality of breastmilk because there are already so many barriers to breastfeeding. (I’ve written about that already, here.) We hear the “Breast is Best” campaign ad nauseum, but have you ever wondered how your diet could impact your breastmilk? From research, we know that the […] Continue Reading

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Whether you just started following my blog or have been at it for years, you know I have a special interest in prenatal nutrition. That means I inevitably get a lot of questions about what I personally ate during pregnancy. Well, I’m spilling the beans today. Remember last year when I spoke at Paleo f(x)? […] Continue Reading

Mindful Eating: Does it work even when you eat junk food? thumbnail

  Mindful eating doesn't work if you eat any junk food. You have to be super strict otherwise it's useless." This is a common sentiment about mindful eating, but I'm not 100% on board with it. I was just having a conversation with a client about this and figured you might get something out of […] Continue Reading

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There’s something about the whole refined carbs meets additive-laden soup that doesn’t exactly make me wanna dig in. But, good casseroles are out there - both in terms of flavor and health benefits. Honestly, there’s a lot to love about one-pan meals when they taste good and are good for you! A variation of my […] Continue Reading

Body Shaming Starts Younger Than You Think thumbnail

Like it or not, you are judgmental. I’m judgmental. It’s human nature. We’re constantly observing what’s around us and trying to make sense of it. That means being critical of our surroundings and the people in it. And probably being critical of ourselves. It’s all well and good until a simple observation turns into a […] Continue Reading

7 Foods to Heal Dry Winter Skin thumbnail

Winter. It can be beautiful. It can also be a royal pain in...the face. You heard me right. With cold outdoor temps, most of us have the heat cranked up and that means the air is dry as a bone. If you’re into winter sports (or if leaving your house to check the mail is […] Continue Reading

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Winter can make eating in-season produce a challenge. When I lived in a remote area of Alaska and everything “fresh” was shipped in (and I use the word fresh lightly here), I had to get creative to keep my vegetable intake up around this time of year. (Psst - You can read more about how […] Continue Reading