"You're looking slim!" "Have you lost some weight?" "What do you weigh? You look great!" "You've definitely lost some weight, you must feel so much better." "Wow you've lost weight! That's awesome. Amy Dunham R.D. works at UConn in the Nutrition Services Department. Listen to her perspective as a provider for those in ED recovery … Continue reading Life with ED: What everybody’s always talking about
It really doesn't seem that long ago that I was a dietetic intern...what, 9 months? Well, nevertheless, now I have my very own intern! And it turns out she's got something to say. By Sydney Spiewak, Dietetic Intern at the University of Saint Joseph Why is everyone so keto obsessed? The ketogenic diet or “keto” … Continue reading If you’re friend went keto… would you go keto too?
"No thank you, I'm a picky eater." "I'm sorry, but I'm a picky eater." "I would, but I'm a picky eater." As a dietitian who hosts tabeling events with food samples eight or more times a month, I hear these phrases constantly, and I just don't get it - at least not anymore. My intern … Continue reading But I’m a picky eater
While I was recording a podcast last week the subject of makeup came up. We were talking about the feeling that many women (and even young girls!) have that they need to change their face, cover it up, make it look a certain way and hide any imperfections before they can be seen by the … Continue reading Come as you are
After three solid years of grocery shopping for myself I've finally got it down to a science. Zig-zag through the produce department, swing through the bread, baking and - of course - peanut butter isles, grab a few special items for a new meal this week, stop by the dairy fridge and just before leaving … Continue reading Homemade Granola, my way
And I am by no means alone. Over one-third of female, division-one college athletes develop an eating disorder, according to one study. For athletes competing in endurance sports such as running and swimming as well as those that emphasize appearance like dance, gymnastics or wrestling are at even higher risk.
Recently, I discovered (read was shown by boyfriend) the Reddit page Expectations vs. Reality. At first I just left. It's incredibly relatable: the food you picture from a restaurant description verses what you get, the DIY crafts or cookies that never seem to turnout like the examples, the clothes that never fit the way they … Continue reading The days you don’t instagram
On January 9th I went for a late afternoon run. I took a new route, fully around a lake I'd only ever run the length of before. It was one of those January days - that we seem to be having a lot of lately - that make you wonder if it's really April. I … Continue reading Life with ED, the podcast is HERE!!
Listen to your body seems like the go to advice now-a-days. If you're hungry eat. If you're not, don't feel the need to clean your plate. If you're tired, rest. It seems simple enough. Seems is the key word in that sentence. Sometimes being able to interpret what your body is trying to tell you … Continue reading Body, I’m listening…thanks to the ice
When I started long distance running - like longer than the 3.1 mile courses of high school cross country - I began to hear rumors about toenail loss. Gross, I thought. I can't imagine that happening to me. I'd made it through 15 years of dance and three years of track without so much as a ripped … Continue reading The runner’s world of toenails
"Honestly, I'm terrified of the stomach bug," my friend whispered across the table at me. I nodded, thoroughly chewing my first real meal in days. I swallowed. "Yeah," I laughed a little, for years the stomach bug had been one of my biggest fears too. "Me too." Nobody likes being any kind of sick. … Continue reading Life with ED: When you’re sick…
New Year's day did not exactly arrive according to plan (but does anything, ever?) My plan was to usher in 2019 with a kiss under the fireworks beside the Boston Harbor. I had been plotting this New Year's eve for nearly three years...since the last time I stood beside the harbor, under the fireworks and … Continue reading Three days in, and the ball has already been dropped