“It all started when I got a fitbit…” “It all started when I learned how to count calories...” “It all started when I downloaded the Weight Watchers app…” That’s how nearly every one of my appointments begins with a new disordered eating client. They tell me their story, how they first began restricting or bingeing. … Continue reading Stop Kurbo, Weight Watchers dieting app for kids
More than a year ago, when I was still a dietetic intern, learning about HAES for the first time and just thinking about getting back into writing again I pitched an article. It was about the menu labeling law that was about to go into effect nationwide. I was concerned about it. I knew a … Continue reading The dilemma of menu labeling
"So are you new to the area?" I paused, technically it had been almost 5 months since I moved back up to Connecticut from Maryland, but the answer still felt like yes. "Yes," I said. "I moved here this past summer." "Oh, how exciting! What made you move?" The man behind the counter at the … Continue reading Because weddings don’t come with enough stress
My second dietetic intern has a story and a message worth sharing. Read her first blog post all about the female athlete triad, a topic near and dear to not only her heart, but mine. By Kara Peters, Dietetic Intern at the University of Saint Joseph I was fortunate enough to be a three-sport athlete … Continue reading Stop normalizing the loss of your period in sports
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
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
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
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
Hey there! It's been a while. Sometimes when you're moving and working and spending an incredible amount of time in an un-air-conditioned car time slips away from you. One minute, it's August 21 and you're thinking you have nearly a month left of summer, time to go to the beach, to catch up with old … Continue reading A full year werth your while
In the 6th grade lunchtime was at 10:40 a.m. I remember classmates and teachers complaining about how early it was. I remember my parents remarking about how unreasonable that was. And I remember absolutely loving it. Lunchtime was 10:40 and I've never gotten over it. Maybe it's just me, but the first thing I … Continue reading How long until lunchtime?
Just under 11 months ago, I was training for a marathon, eating lots of peanut butter, getting back to blogging, taking pictures of my feet and trying to figure out how to fit everything I owned in my little silver car. Today, I’m training for a marathon, eating lots of peanut butter, getting back to … Continue reading Six weeks and two letters later
As a junior in high school (six years ago now, ahh!!) I remember walking to school during the first week in June and thinking, this is the last time I'll ever go to school in June. I really can't tell you why that felt so significant to me, but it did. June had always been just … Continue reading It’s not summer yet?