Have you noticed new eateries popping up on every corner that offer healthful meals like grain bowls, veggie burgers, salads, and other items that are a far cry from the usual burgers and fries? Eating for health is a top consumer concern. I'm pretty excited about these new options and that most have tasted quite … Continue reading The Case for Cooking at Home
Whatever's in my supermarket produce aisle inspires my next dish—this time it was large, perfectly round portobello mushroom caps. I know some people hate mushrooms, maybe a texture thing, but I grew up eating them. My mom often had a bowl of dried mushrooms soaking in its brown liquid that she'd toss into a vegetable … Continue reading Stuffed Portobellos
I met Alisha Carlson virtually through a blog post. After some back and forth conversation, I became fascinated with her work. She's the founder of FindYourTHRIVE, which integrates fitness, nutrition, and mindset coaching for women, offering online support, 1:1, small groups, local workshops, and meet-ups in and around Portland, Oregon. The approach is non-diet, but what fascinated … Continue reading Life Lessons from a Life Coach
We don't always make the connection between what we eat and how we exercise. I've seen people use exercise as a punishment for overeating. Or use exercise as a free pass to overeat. But how about eating to exercise? What you eat affects how well you move. If you don't include a balanced diet or … Continue reading What To Eat for Exercise?
This is a tough one. It’s about Health At Every Size (HAES), a movement based on the book by researcher Linda Bacon, PhD, that emphasizes body positivity and self-care. It de-emphasizes the importance of body weight and the effects of certain foods on health. It focuses on setting holistic lifestyle goals rather than enforcing strict … Continue reading What About ‘Health At Every Size’?
No surprise there’s a notion that dietitians are the food police. I see it on the faces of some new patients who walk into the clinic looking like they want to run back out. Maybe because they expect a dietitian to tell them to stop eating all their favorite foods. Or that they need to … Continue reading What I Wish People Knew About Dietitians