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Eating Well During the Holidays

Holiday seasons don't have to be a struggle. We can eat well and still enjoy the holiday! How does this work? Here are my 10 tips to eating well during any holiday season: 1. Know your hunger & fullness cues. If you aren't in tune with your body's signals, eating well at any time will be difficult. Learn these cues, and work with a dietitian who specializes in intuitive eating cues if needed. 2. Pay attention to your body's cues. If you need to eat, eat. If you need to stop eating, stop eating. If you've had enough alcohol, stop drinking. If you need to rest, rest. 3. Eat a variety of foods. Use knowledge of the six basic food groups (grains, vegetables, fruits, dairy, protein, and fats) to

My Thoughts on Calorie Counting

I had planned a different post for the beginning of November, but we all know life doesn't always happen as planned. This will be a brief post on a topic that has continued to come up in my professional and personal life. What is calorie counting? How is it used? Is it a good thing? Does it work? In short, calorie counting is adding up everything you eat to achieve a certain number. Many people count calories to try to get to an amount. Others count calories to be sure they don't get over an amount. It often leads to obsession and can contribute to disordered eating. So, no, I don't think it's a good thing. I will be honest and say that I have seen it work for some people - very few people i

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