Category Archives: Diet

Anatomy of a perfect entree salad

Whenever my daughter plays restaurant, she always offers me a salad. Clearly that’s my go-to meal; I almost always order salad out and I often serve my meal at home on a bed of greens. But those salads are far …

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Preschooler Food Power Struggles

My daughter is 3 years, 3 months and hell bent on being her own person. And while I rationally know that one of the main goals of parenthood is to raise a person who can be independent, it’s really freaking …

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The cost of convenience food

I am finishing up my annual Supported Spring Cleanse, which came right on the heels of a Sugar Purge. These groups are always such a great learning experience for me. The most salient point for me of this Cleanse has …

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UNDERnourished and OVERweight

The United States Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee just released their 2015 findings a few weeks ago. One of the things they look at is our current diet and nutritional trends and they found that: “Nutrient intake data from a representative …

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Vacation Fitness

I just got back from almost a week visiting family and friends in my hometown of Seattle. It was a glorious trip, full of family adventure, delicious comfort food and gorgeous weather. It was also exactly 4 weeks before my …

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Cleansing and February: be patient!

In the past week, THREE of my clients have mentioned that they’re thinking about doing a cleanse soon. I totally get it: it’s February, winter is showing no signs of relenting, we’re plugging away at our New Year’s Resolutions but …

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Lactation Cookies

I LOVE working with pregnant women! My own pregnancy was such a discovery and learning experience: I was totally and completely nauseous the entire first and third trimesters but felt better than I ever had before (or since) during my …

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The Picky Preschooler

Overall, I really can’t complain about my kid’s eating habits. But that doesn’t mean feeding her doesn’t come with some challenges. My two biggest are getting her to try something completely new and the occasional hold out when she’s hoping she …

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Musing on calories

The NY Times just featured a look at 2000 calories in various forms (see it here) and it got me thinking about what exactly calories are and why we’re so obsessed with them. Chemically speaking, a calorie is the energy …

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Chocolate for Breakfast!

Yes, you read that right. I love chocolate! I’m not a coffee drinker, so I often get my caffeine fix with chocolate early in the day.  Most often it’s a delicious section from a chocolate bar after my eggs and …

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