Loving Food

Loving Food

I love food. I really do. Grocery shopping, cooking, and baking are a few of my favorite activities. I get giddy in anticipation of that day’s farmers’ market. I call my husband to the kitchen to show him our newly…

Cooking Troubles

Cooking Troubles

There are many reasons why people don’t cook or don’t cook often. It takes too much effort to plan meals. Recipes have too many obscure ingredients that require shopping from multiple stores. Time is scarce and it’s preferred spent on…

Thoughts From Paris

Thoughts From Paris

Being a dietitian has its challenges. In the U.S. at least, when I share that I am a nutritionist I find people analyzing my shopping basket, commenting on my meal choices, and justifying their own. People ask my opinion on…

Dog Treats

Dog Treats

Being Good Good boy! You did your exercise today–have a treat. Good girl! You ate 5 servings of vegetables–have dessert. My you’ve been good today. You’ve followed all the food rules–go ahead and break them now.   People or Dogs?…

The Power of Choice

The Power of Choice

The Dishes I don’t have a dishwasher. I haven’t had a dishwasher since my husband and I got married almost 2 years ago and moved into our adorable little bungalow. We love our home, all the light that streams in…

Epic

Epic

Epic is the new “it” word. It’s used to describe breakfast sandwiches and oatmeal. It’s the title of an upcoming animated movie. It’s pretty much what “rad” was when I was a kid…as in overused and diluted. Epic can be…

I Have Diabetes. Now What?

I Have Diabetes. Now What?

Getting a new medical diagnosis can be a scary and emotional experience, especially if that diagnosis is Type 2 Diabetes. Diabetes is so widespread that I’m sure you either have a friend or family member with this condition.  Unfortunately, there…

Weight Discrimination in Disguise

Weight Discrimination in Disguise

The news that spurred this blog post came out earlier in the month, but I had to wait until now so that I calmed down enough to write a sensible reply instead of an emotional response. I’m sure you can…

Eating Alone

Eating Alone

Poor thing! Aw, doesn’t she have anyone to eat with? Must be lonely. What a sad sight… Eating alone is viewed as a “bad” thing, whether you are eating lunch in a middle school cafeteria or Saturday night dinner. It’s…

Suspicious Minds

Suspicious Minds

You probably fall into one of two categories–you’re suspicious or you’re gullible. I know, neither sound like a good option. With the first, you take everything with a grain of salt and the placebo effect definitely isn’t something you’ve ever…