Why I Dislike Before & After Pictures

They seem to pop up everywhere. Whether you are scrolling through your social media feed or a commercial promoting the latest weight loss regimen flashes across your television—they are difficult to escape. I'm talking about "before and after" pictures, of course. It's easy to get caught in that trap. You see a "transformed" body and… Continue reading Why I Dislike Before & After Pictures

Principle 2: Honor Your Hunger

I am finally back to my Intuitive Eating series. Phew! What a crazy past couple of weeks! It feels like I have hardly had a second to breathe since Christmas. Between holiday celebrations, weddings, and work events, I looked at my calendar today and all of a sudden it was January 23rd. How did this… Continue reading Principle 2: Honor Your Hunger

Principle 1: Reject the Diet Mentality

Last week I took the week off from blogging to celebrate my birthday and the holidays. I gotta say, it felt pretty good to unwind and use social media minimally. Sometimes you just need those little breaks. This week I am back with the first principle of Intuitive Eating since I started this Spilling the… Continue reading Principle 1: Reject the Diet Mentality

Spilling the Beans on Intuitive Eating Series

This post has been long overdue and I have admittedly been putting it off. Intuitive Eating (IE) is the foundation for my food philosophies as a registered dietitian and I have been referring to the topic since the first post on Spilling the Beans. With transitioning to a new job and city, I haven't had… Continue reading Spilling the Beans on Intuitive Eating Series

Seasons of Change

As most of you probably know from my Instagram ramblings, I just started my new job as a Hy-Vee dietitian in Sioux Falls, SD. While it has certainly been an exciting and welcomed transition for me, change does come along with some annoying stressors. It's inevitable. Luckily I have developed some healthy stress-management tools for my… Continue reading Seasons of Change

Restrictive Eating | What I Gained from Giving It Up

To kick off the week, I decided to shoot a quick video to open up briefly about my past struggles with restrictive eating and let you in on what I have gained as a result of giving up that life. https://youtu.be/9b2c808WiIY Check out these links for more information about my virtual coaching services and other… Continue reading Restrictive Eating | What I Gained from Giving It Up

Stress | Managing with Self Care

Today I had originally planned to post a yummy chickpea salad recipe that I created recently. Instead, I was attacked by the "S" word. You know, the one that sneaks up on you and leaves you overwhelmed. Ahh, Stress! My old friend. The last month of my life has been a bit more stressful than… Continue reading Stress | Managing with Self Care