Weight Stigma – Discrimination based on body size

Weight bias or weight stigma = negative attitudes, discrimination, and stereotyping of people living in larger bodies. This bias is everywhere: in American/Western media & culture, the health & fitness industry, and the fields of medicine & dietetics. Yes, discrimination based on body size is real; it is harmful; and it is absolutely never “deserved.”…

Fullness in Your Throat? Feeling Full After Eating a Small Amount?

If you feel fullness in your throat, it might be getting in your way of nourishing yourself and developing a healthy relationship with food and your body. Stop interpreting this symptom as a sign that you should stop eating! Just because you are feeling full after eating  a small amount… This does not mean that…

Intuitive Eating Tips – Your Guide to Making Peace with Food

My latest article written for HealthQuarters! Read on for intuitive eating tips to guide you in your journey to ditch the diet and develop a healthy relationship with food. We tend to think of diets and meal plans as the IKEA furniture instruction manuals to healthy eating: a little complicated, but worth the effort. But…

5 Easy Tips to Get Your Butt to the Gym

1) Find a workout buddy A friend who is at about your fitness level or above it can really help motivate you to 1) show up and 2) put in more effort at the gym. Gym buddies can offer accountability. If you’re having trouble waking up early enough to get to the gym before work,…

After a Night of Drinking… Try the 3 M’s

Did you drink last night? What’s your plan to get back to feeling your best today? My self-care routine after a night of drinking involves 3 M’s: Matcha, Movement, and Milk Thistle extract. Matcha tea I hope I don’t lose you with this one right off the bat! It’s probably not the best choice to…

Preventing Shoulder Injuries during Air Travel

Shoulder health & luggage. Chances are, you haven’t given a second thought to your shoulder health when it comes to preparing to travel. But you really should. I’ve seen too many shoulder injuries and discomfort from clients who have gone through years of business trips. Here’s why air travel is a likely culprit for many…

The Smart & Fit Air Travel Series

I work with a lot of clients who travel for work. Over the years, I’ve heard all their complaints about how their body feels after those flights and hotel stays. I’ve seen the repetitive use injuries, listened to stories about the GI discomfort, jet-lag, dehydration, swollen feet, lower back pain, unhealthy meals,  lack of sleep……

Nutrition Framework for Life

This is a general nutrition framework that I send to all my clients who want to talk nutrition with me. My goal is to provide an outline and some concepts to ensure that we are starting on the same page. A framework to live by for a balanced diet and a healthy relationship with food…

Why I’m not doing Unprocessed October

Processed Pumpkins It’s October. This means my life is filled with all things autumn-y and pumpkin-y. Pumpkin. There’s something about it. The seasonality is definitely a big draw. Absence makes the heart grow fonder That is how I feel about pumpkin. It’s not quite the same for tomatoes, corn, watermelon, all those signature summer foods….