Cheese and Strangulation by Bedsheets

There is a movement growing among health professionals called Health at Every Size® which, among other things, rejects the use of weight as an indicator of health and believes that weight is largely unchangeable by individuals. There is only one registered HAES® practitioner in the Jacksonville area. Read more to find out how cheese causes strangulations… or does it?

HelloFresh Meal Review: Emeril Lagasse’s Herby Dijon Chicken Breasts with Zucchini and Red Potatoes

I was so excited to make this meal! The pictures on the recipe card look amazing! This recipe was prepared on a work-night and did not take much time from start to finish. This recipe is definitely more cost effective from #HelloFresh than if you had purchased ingredients from the store! Final review: This meal is flavorful yet subtle and is made with familiar foods – I will be making this meal again!

HelloFresh Meal Review: Zesty Crusted Catfish over Cilantro Jasmine Rice and Roasted Broccoli

The instructions were easy to follow and the pictures helped to keep me on track. One thing that really impressed me, since some of my clients are newbies in the kitchen, is that even a novice cook could make this meal beautifully. HelloFresh is a great way to gain experience in the kitchen and build confidence as there was nothing complex or confusing and the result is a beautiful and delicious – and fast – meal! Read more to see what I would change about this meal, what I loved, and what I learned. Hint: it involves a zester!

If Diets Don’t Work, How Can a Health Coach Help Me?

Have you heard that diets don’t work?

Actually, all diets work. Any way you can dream up to cut calories will usually result in weight loss (assuming no underlying health conditions, sleep and stress are in check, you have a healthy gut microbiome, have not screwed up your metabolism from a history of chronic dieting, etc. etc. etc.). So go for it – paleo, atkins, intermittent fasting, no white foods, whatever – they all work until you stop following them.

Ah, there’s the catch. Who could follow any of them for a lifetime? So, diets only work short term. Health is not a short term proposition. Diets don’t work.

The Continuum of Approaches to Health: Thoughts from a Curvy & Healthy Dietitian Health Coach

Health is a field overwhelmed with experts and more who claim to be experts. On one end of the spectrum is Diet Culture offering quick, easy ways to get skinny and ripped for no effort and a few bucks. At the other end of the spectrum are the anti-diet, non-diet, Health at Every Size®, body-positive, and No Body Shame approaches. And then there’s me.

Read more to learn about my journey as I research the health benefits of a weight-neutral approach.

Are You Healthy?

Is overweight the new healthy? The answer might surprise you. Let’s start with the definition of healthy. How do you define healthy? There are many aspects of health – there is body size (BMI, body fat) or metabolic health (lab results) or cardiovascular health (resting heart rate, ability to perform daily living tasks or purposeful…