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For better or for worse, the holiday season has arrived. While most nutrition writers are busy drafting articles about how to avoid gaining weight over the holidays (been there, done that), I want to talk about another important issue that rarely gets air time: food waste. In the United States, 30-40% of our food goes […] Continue Reading

Post Baby Body Love (Part 2) thumbnail

Having a baby is such a journey. Let’s do a brief timeline, shall we? TWW (two week wait) Get your BFP (big fat positive). Survive the dreaded nausea phase. Give me #allthefood. How did I gain 4 pounds in a weekend? I have to pee. I have to pee. I have to pee. Please stop […] Continue Reading

Manage Gestational Diabetes Without Fear thumbnail

When you’re diagnosed with gestational diabetes, one of the first things you do is hop on Google and try to unravel what this will mean for your pregnancy and birth. A lot of the time, the search results are not reassuring. They say you’ll need insulin, that you’ll need to be induced or have a […] Continue Reading

Post Baby Body Love (Part 1) thumbnail

Years ago, I remember being asked by a man I knew through the Pilates industry if I ever wanted to have children. When I responded: “I think so - maybe in another few years.” He interrupted me to say” “You shouldn’t “ruin” your body because you’re in such good shape.” Um, what? Thanks for the […] Continue Reading

Movement Matters Retreat Recap with Katy Bowman thumbnail

I spent this past weekend at Katy Bowman’s Movement Matters Retreat in the lush Olympic Peninsula of Washington state (an area I’m lucky to currently reside in), soaking up as much insight as I could from her. Like thousands of others, Katy’s work has had a big impact on the way that I view movement […] Continue Reading

Blackberry Honey Cheesecake (Low Carb) thumbnail

Foraging is one of my favorite past times. You can pretty much guarantee that if I’m outside, I have my eyes on the plants around me and (on a good day) will find something to nibble on. If you’ve been following my blog for a while, you’ll recall my love of foraging from these posts: […] Continue Reading

Undereating and Infertility thumbnail

Nutrition is rarely black and white. Discussions around nutrition for fertility are a perfect example of this. Infertility can happen for dozens of reasons. Based on the current state of affairs in the western world, where ⅔ of us are overweight, the focus is often put on the metabolic and hormonal imbalance that accompanies excess […] Continue Reading

Low Carb for Gestational Diabetes: Opinions from Moms and Experts thumbnail

Years ago when I was knee deep in research articles, I felt like a lone wolf; the only one who dared to question the conventional thinking about nutrition for gestational diabetes. I was asking hard questions about the RDA for carbohydrates and the risks of ketosis. I knew some clinicians who promoted low carb eating […] Continue Reading

What’s Healthier: Raw or Cooked Vegetables? thumbnail

Have you ever heard that you should eat more (or only) raw vegetables? Proponents say they retain their vitamins and antioxidants. Cooking “kills” the good stuff, they say, rendering them nutritionally useless. Or, perhaps, you’ve been told you should focus on cooked vegetables. They argue that the fiber is partially broken down, easing straining on […] Continue Reading

Mexican Shredded Beef (Instant Pot or Slow Cooker) thumbnail

When I first started using a slow cooker, I remember thinking “How in the world did I stay well-fed without it?” When I realized I could make bone broth in it and not have to hover over the stove all day, I was hooked. Many a pot roast, stew, chili, and batch of pulled pork […] Continue Reading