I talk a lot about strategies to lose weight in the clinic. To be completely honest, I wish I didn't have to. I'd rather talk about any other health condition: diabetes, heart disease, fatty liver, gout, kidney disease, cancer, arthritis, food intolerances, irritable bowel syndrome...even constipation lol! Anything but weight loss. But unfortunately excess weight … Continue reading The Best Tool for Weight Control
I've been following the intermittent fasting (IF) trend for several years but the new April study in the New England Journal of Medicine brought it the forefront again. I worked on an article about IF for the Nutrition Source in 2017, so it was reassuring that this new study was entirely consistent with our content! … Continue reading What About Intermittent Fasting?
It's the one single device that can stand in the way of a client's success. That number. That dang 3-digit number. Even in this era of body positivity that yells "ditch the scale!", the reality is that many many people still weigh themselves every day and worship that number. I gently steer clients away from … Continue reading That Dang Scale
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
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