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Is chewing gum bad for you?

There are a lot of good reasons to chew gum. Bad breath? Chew a piece of gum! Bored? Chew a piece of gum! Hungry? Chew a piece of gum! Feel stressed? Chew a piece of gum! Want something sweet without eating something sweet? Chew a piece of gum! Just had coffee and don’t want to […] Continue Reading

5 Signs You’re Eating Too Much Fruit

Am I cruel to write this? Maybe. But it has to be written. I realize it’s the middle of summer and just about every fruit worth eating is in season. Peaches are perfectly ripe, apricots are plump, and berries are bursting with flavor. Even if you’re not a year round fruit-i-vore, summer makes you want […] Continue Reading

Is dairy the cause of your tummy troubles

If I got paid for all the times clients have told me they have lactose intolerance, I’d be a very rich woman. While lactose intolerance is a common problem (30-50 million Americans are affected), it’s not the only culprit in dairy digestive dilemmas. Milk protein allergy and hidden food sensitivities can also be at play […] Continue Reading

7 Reasons Grass-fed Beef is Worth the Money

When it comes to your diet, quality counts. Maybe you already buy organic vegetables, local fruit from the farmers’ market, and choose unprocessed foods, but one place where many of my clients skimp is meat. Meat is already expensive and choosing the fancy kind just for kicks doesn’t make sense. So today I’m breaking down […] Continue Reading

5 mystery chemicals hiding in your food

If you’re into eating healthy, chances are you read the ingredient labels on the food you buy. I certainly do. To be honest, it’s just about the only thing on a label that I spend much time looking at, especially since food companies can make all sorts of outrageous claims that don’t stand up to […] Continue Reading

nutritionism

If you’re anything like me, you’ve gone through a lot of phases with your eating habits. There was the fruit phase, where for a whole summer, I loaded up on copious amounts of fresh fruit from the farmers’ market. (In hindsight, not the best idea.) There was the low-fat phase, where I had been convinced […] Continue Reading

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So you went on a health kick and started eating more nuts. You pack pecans as a mid-morning snack, you slather almond butter on apple slices, and you top your salads with chopped walnuts. You did all of this to be healthier, but instead of feeling better, you feel bloated, gassy, and uncomfortable after eating. […] Continue Reading

6 Reasons To Stop Counting Calories + 11 Things To Do Instead thumbnail

I used to count calories. It was part of my training as a dietitian - one of our homework assignments. It seemed everyone in my class was really good at it, like they had memorized the calorie content of a bunch of foods. I treated the project as more of an experiment. I mean, if […] Continue Reading

The “Healthy” Breakfast Mistake thumbnail

It’s 10am and you’re S-T-A-R-V-I-N-G! You think to yourself “Oh, not again. Today is going to be a good day. I can make it until lunch if I just distract myself with work.” Fifteen minutes later, your mind goes back to food. You finally give in and hit the break room. That girl baked cookies […] Continue Reading

Addicted to food? thumbnail

You can’t stop. You say to yourself “Oh, just one more.” Maybe you put away the package and try to distract yourself, but something pulls you back. You wish you have never opened the package... or never even bought it. It's all your fault! Pretty soon the box is almost empty. You’re feeling guilty, depressed, […] Continue Reading