Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Years... each one associated with food, food, and more food. Prime your body to burn more calories with these five dynamic yoga videos. The best part is that you can do these poses at home, and continue them for the ...more
Ah the holidays! It’s that time of year for pumpkin pie, eggnog, mashed potatoes, and your Aunt Betty’s killer candied yams. And if you have diabetes, everything I just wrote made you think: "OMG. My blood sugars are screwed for the next two ...more
When you work a 9-to-5 job, it can be tough to find the time or energy to exercise. When you add children and/or a family obligations, it ups the level of difficulty. But that doesn't mean it is impossible or that you have to have a gym membership to ...more
You know which app I've been crushing on lately? Timehop. Have you tried it? If you love walking down memory lane, this app is pure gold. It goes through your most popular social media accounts and let's you see what you posted 1 year ago, 2 years ...more
When there was 70 pounds more of me several years ago, two things that really got my goat (in addition to the vending machine being out of Snickers bars) were 1) the names that department stores gave to clothing sections designed for overweight ...more
The holiday season is especially hard for some of us, if we're trying to eat plant-based around family members who don't, or if we're grappling with some disordered eating patterns.
I'm going through both of these struggles.
"Wow, you have a LOT of hair." I can’t tell you over the course of my life how many times I’ve heard this sentence (or a variation of it). I’ve been a bridesmaid around seven or eight times, and when it came down to creating the schedule for girls getting their hair done the day of the wedding, I was always one of the first. I had a ton of hair, so I was inevitably going to take the longest.
Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Years... each one associated with food, food, and more food. Prime your body to burn more calories with these five dynamic yoga videos. The best part is that you can do these poses at home, and continue them for the whole year.
[PSA: "like" my blog's Facebook page to get tips and updates on my blog posts in your news feed] I lost 3.8 pounds this week. I know it sounds like a lot, and it is, but if you take my total loss of 4.4 pounds and average it over 3 weeks, I've lost 1.46 pounds per week. For me, that's still a lot ....more
Today is flying by! I am in a bit of a rush since I have to head out the door to coach Girls On The Run soon, but I wanted to say hellooooo! Work + Lunch The morning indoor cycling class I taught today went well ....more
This is my third post about last weekend's Renfrew Conference for eating disorder professionals. If you missed the two-part post "Perfectionism and eating disorders" you can link to them here: Part 1, Part 2. Every session I attended was both enjoyable and educational, but one of my favorites was "'Non-Diet'itians - Integrating Eating Disorders Wisdom in All That We Do," presented by North Carolina registered dietetian nutritionists Anna Lutz, MPH, RDN, LDN, CEDRD and Katherine Zavodni, MPH, RDN ....more
I don’t have much to say. Except hello.I’m having a really hard time. I hate saying it like that, but that’s what it is. Hard. Difficult. Arduous.I’m asking every day for You to help me. I honestly try not to think about You during the day because Your name brings tears to my eyes.And I’ve done more than enough crying at this job already.So if You can hear me, please let me know. I know that You don’t take all the pain away all at once, but maybe just a little?Just a little?Just a little. That’s all I need. Just a little.Please....more
Three weeks ago I had foot surgery. I am blessed with good genes on my mother's side of the family, but I am also cursed with bunions, passed onto me by my maternal grandmother. My grandmother, who died at 97 years-old, never had any health problems except for the pain in her joints and the bunions which made it difficult for her to walk in her last years....more
I have always loved to try new foods. As a nutritionist, I have learned that this is a rare attribute.I don’t get it. Whenever I walk through the produce section of a grocery store, I am fascinated by strange looking foods. I regularly get sidetracked by fruits and vegetables that I don’t recognize, and I end up spending ridiculous amounts of money to try strange new things.$6 for a pomelo?...more
Have you ever heard of Bikram yoga? Wait, let me rephrase the question. Have you ever heard of hot yoga? Like, the super-hot, sweat inducing, feel like you might die yoga that takes place in a 105 degree room? THIS is Bikram yoga, and it is awesome. More specifically, Bikram yoga is a form of Hawtha yoga which requires class participants to bend and contort their bodies into 26 different poses for 90 minutes. Yep, you read that right, one class is a whopping one and a half hours long! ...more
Coke, Dr Pepper and Pepsi are coming together for the first time to support your family's efforts to find balance in what they eat, drink or do. Together with the American Beverage Society, check out our tips on maintaining a sensible lifestyle. Read more