Diet Mythbusters Part 2: Carbs

Diet Mythbusters Part 2: Carbs

When someone finds out I’m a dietitian, one of the first comments I get is “oh, so you tell people what to eat.” In my office, we do a lot more UNLEARNING! There’s so much misinformation out there about nutrition, and that can make eating really stressful, constantly worrying if you’re doing something potentially harmful. In that light, this year for National Nutrition Month I’m busting the most common nutrition myths. In part 2, we’re covering nutrition myths about carbohydrates.

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Diet Mythbusters Part 1: Food and Nutrition Myths that Never Die

Diet Mythbusters Part 1: Food and Nutrition Myths that Never Die

When someone finds out I’m a dietitian, one of the first comments I get is “oh, so you tell people what to eat.” In my office, we do a lot more UNLEARNING! There’s so much misinformation out there about nutrition, and that can make eating really stressful, constantly worrying if you’re doing something potentially harmful. In that light, this year for National Nutrition Month I’m busting the most common nutrition myths. In part 1, we’re covering nutrition myths that never seem to die!

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Nutrition Facts Are Just Information

Nutrition Facts Are Just Information

At a certain point in your intuitive eating journey, nutrition facts can be helpful, and not harmful. I usually don’t recommend reading the nutrition facts, but it can serve as a source of useful information when the meaning of those numbers is neutralized and detached from trying to manipulate your body size. Learn why nutrition facts are just information.

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When It Comes to Nutrition, Don't Overlook the Basics

When It Comes to Nutrition, Don't Overlook the Basics

With all the information about nutrition out there, it’s easy to get stuck in a black hole of research. But before you get wrapped up in supplements and wellness and elimination diets and superfoods, be sure you’re taking care of your body and nourishing yourself adequately. When it comes to nutrition, don’t overlook the basics.

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Listening to Your Body in Intuitive Eating Also Means Listening to Your Brain

Listening to Your Body in Intuitive Eating Also Means Listening to Your Brain

Sometimes intuitive eating gets translated as impulsive eating. There's this idea that it all boils down to eat what you want, anytime you want. While with intuitive eating, you do have the permission to eat what you want, anytime you want, it's more than instinctively responding to cravings. The paradigm also helps you get back in touch with your body's cues to make conscious decisions around food. Listening to your body in intuitive eating also means listening to your brain.

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A Mini-Rant On The Dirty Dozen

A Mini-Rant On The Dirty Dozen

Y'all, organics are great. They're great for the environment, and some studies show there may be a slight benefit to health. But that doesn't mean we need to stress out about conventional produce. The dirty dozen, a list of the produce with the highest levels of pesticides, is often discussed in a way that promotes food fear and anxiety, and scares people from eating vegetables. 

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How to Practice Gentle Nutrition in Intuitive Eating

How to Practice Gentle Nutrition in Intuitive Eating

Intuitive Eating is just "eat what you want." Gentle nutrition is the last principle of Intuitive Eating, but what does it mean. Learn how to practice gentle nutrition in intuitive eating by focusing on the big picture, aiming for variety, and making simple shifts to your patterns of eating to honor your health from a place of self care. 

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