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Twice Baked Spaghetti Squash thumbnail

I’ll be honest. The first time I had spaghetti squash, I was a little underwhelmed. The texture is obviously not pasta, so I wasn’t expecting some kind of culinary miracle, but the squash “noodles” didn’t really absorb the flavor of the sauce. Mixing it with the sauce before plating didn’t really make it any better. […] Continue Reading

Vitamin D Supplement for Breastfeeding Mothers: How Much? thumbnail

Vitamin D is an incredibly important nutrient (technically, a hormone) that regulates numerous functions in the body, from blood sugar metabolism, to brain function, to thyroid health, to bone strength. It seems to be involved, on some level, in just about every bodily system. As I’ve written about before, vitamin D deficiency is both common […] Continue Reading

Rosemary Pork Chops (with Sauteed Kale and Apples) thumbnail

I used to be super intimidated when it came to cooking meat. Which cut should I buy? How do you cook it? How do I know I’ve seasoned it enough if I can’t taste it until it’s cooked? It just seemed complicated. Then, a few years back, we did our first cow share. We had […] Continue Reading

7 Reasons to Try a Ketogenic Diet thumbnail

If you’ve been following the Pilates Nutritionist blog for a while, you know I’m an advocate for customized nutrition. Meaning, I don’t believe there is a one-size-fits-all diet that will work for everyone. But, there are some general nutrition principles that I circle back to time and time again. Nutrition researchers debate a lot of […] Continue Reading

The Last Straw that Made Me Change My Diet thumbnail

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

9 Gestational Diabetes Myths thumbnail

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

Low Carb Cabbage Enchiladas thumbnail

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

Real Talk About Breastfeeding thumbnail

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

Are Carbs Required for Pregnancy? thumbnail

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