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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

Holiday Stress: 5 Tips to Save Your Sanity

Hold up. Since when is it December? There’s something about this month - ya know, the last month of the year - that makes me nostalgic. Makes me look back at everything that took place in the last 11 months. A book, a course, a soon-to-be-baby. <-- Did you miss the news?! It’s crazy how […] Continue Reading

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A few years ago I found myself questioning everything. I was juggling a very busy work schedule. Working in an extremely busy prenatal practice with one of the country's top perinatologists, teaching Pilates 3-4 days per week, consulting for a number of gestational diabetes & prenatal organizations, speaking at medical conferences, seeing private nutrition clients […] Continue Reading

How to Eat Clean When You Live in a Rural Area

How in the world can you eat clean when you don’t have access to that stuff? Maybe the nearest Whole Foods is a 2 hour drive (or a 2 hour flight). Maybe farmers’ markets aren’t yet a “thing” in your town. Maybe all you have is a basic big box grocery store. It’s been a […] Continue Reading

Thanksgiving Nutrition Tips: How to give thanks without over-doing it

Oh yes, it's that day again. The day where, whether you like it or not, you're expected to chow down with reckless abandon. Yep, Thanksgiving is a day where overeating is accepted and encouraged openly. And while one meal of overeating is not going to drastically change your health, it does kick off the holiday […] Continue Reading

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Every once in a while, I get these genius food ideas. It’s as if the perfect recipe just appears in my mind. Most recently, I was standing at the kitchen counter savoring a fresh batch of crispy cashews, still warm from being dehydrated in the oven overnight (they’re like good crack, btw), when I realized […] Continue Reading

Wholistic Beginnings Gestational Diabetes Interview Parts 3 and 4

The last few months have been quite a whirlwind! I’m in the final stages of editing my book, Real Food for Gestational Diabetes, only 4 months after I typed the first word. I still can’t believe it, but it just goes to show what can be accomplished when you follow your passion! [UPDATE: Real Food […] Continue Reading

What to Eat Before Pilates

Ever walk into Pilates class and wonder if you ate the right thing before your session, or worry that maybe you didn't eat enough? I'm asked about pre-workout meals and snacks so often that I had to write a post about it. First of all, you don’t want to eat a giant meal right before […] Continue Reading

Wholistic Beginnings Gestational Diabetes Interview

About a month ago I shared with you that I’m writing my first “real” book, Real Food For Gestational Diabetes. Since I announced this, I’ve had even more offers to be interviewed about prenatal nutrition and gestational diabetes (did you listen to my gestational diabetes interview with The Ancestral RDs yet?). Seems this is a […] Continue Reading


Just about nothing makes me sadder than seeing unhealthy children. I remember landing a scholarship my senior year of high school. I had already decided I would study nutrition and my acceptance speech detailed how I would change public policy on school lunches. At the time I was upset by the rising tide of childhood […] Continue Reading