We all reminisce on the dreaded physical fitness tests of middle and high school gym class.
Do you remember the pressures of trying to compete with your classmates in running, push-ups, or sit-ups?
Many of us look back on those grateful that they aren’t required in the working world.
But, for the brave members of the US military, being able to run and do push-ups is a job requirement.
Sadly, we live in a culture that is obsessed with the thin ideal, idealizes our bodies looking a certain way, and judges people on how they look. According to the National Eating Disorder Association (NEDA) website, Wendy Oliver Pyatt, MD, FAES, CEDS Co-Founder and Executive of Oliver-Pyatt Centers wrote a wonderful article about weight stigma. […]
There are many trends in the nutrition world, some effective and some ineffective. One of the trends that I currently see is people consuming more saturated fats from all the fad diets that exist. Since I started my career as a cardiac dietitian, heart health has been an area that I have always paid attention […]
Several months ago, a client brought up a topic that I found to be rather interesting. He mentioned the discrimination people in larger bodies experience at amusement parks. As a child, I remember not being able to go on certain rides due to not being tall enough and that resulted in having to stay with […]
In twenty years of being a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (RDN), there is one concept I have found to be true: “History repeats itself” when it comes to various diet trends. When I was in school studying to be an RDN, our culture was obsessed with dieting and afraid of fat. The mainstream food companies, such […]
All over the world, the month of December is a festive time. There are trees lit up with colorful lights, holiday music and movies play everywhere, reminding us of our childhood, and, of course the traditional holiday foods. December is also a time that we can be socially busier than usual, with the holiday party […]
“Who Says You’re Overweight?”- Why BMI and Societal Expectations Shouldn’t Dictate Your Self-Worth (November 2017)
“I am overweight.” Clients tell me this on a daily basis. They hear it from loved ones, their health care team, or the media. With all of this judgment, it is no wonder that people have a poor relationship with food and their body. So often, people are told that they are “X” pounds overweight […]