Moving for fun · Sports nutrition

Sports Nutrition – what to eat before and after a work out

Whether you are a professional athlete or a recreational fitness enthusiast – you would achieve better results with proper fueling before the event/work out session and eating for recovery after. Have you ever felt like you’ve hit a wall during a particularly exhaustive endurance exercise, like running or cycling for a while? This phenomenon is… Continue reading Sports Nutrition – what to eat before and after a work out

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Intuitive eating · Personalized Nutrition

Eating intuitively while following an elimination diet

I know, Intuitive Eating and Diet do not really belong in one sentence, but the world is not all black and white, there’s plenty of room for grey areas. While intuitive eating does not recognize any dietary restrictions, some people just can’t eat whatever they want. But it doesn’t mean that people following dietary restrictions… Continue reading Eating intuitively while following an elimination diet

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“Make Sense Nutrition” is our new name

Hi all! Hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving, mine was wonderful - with lots of yummy foods, wine, precious family time, jogging, sitting by the fire outside in 30 F, cracking jokes and just relaxing. I have realized that calling my site and all of my operation here Larionova Nutrition does not really reflect the… Continue reading “Make Sense Nutrition” is our new name

Intuitive eating · Self-improvement · Weight loss

Holidays and weight worries

Airport fair on Thanksgiving Day  Hi guys! Happy Thanksgiving! My traditional celebration takes place in Bethesda, MD, where my brother-in-law lives with his wonderful wife and two daughters. Monica’s turkey is the best tasting bird in the world! She’s got a secret recipe that I haven’t been able to crack, no matter how many times… Continue reading Holidays and weight worries

Intuitive eating · Self-improvement · Weight loss

How practicing self-care can help reduce non-hunger and emotional eating

Non-hunger eating often (but not always) refers to emotional eating. The type of eating we’d engage in when we are sad, happy, angry, anxious, frustrated, bored, depressed, etc. Its sole purpose is to soothe the emotion if it’s a hard one to handle – like sadness or frustration; or to commemorate it – when we… Continue reading How practicing self-care can help reduce non-hunger and emotional eating

Busting the Diet Myth · Intuitive eating · Weight loss

Does Non-Hunger Eating Cause Weight Gain? Bust the Diet Myth

I remember when I was little, somewhere around middle school age, one of my favorite things on weekends was to wake up early, grab a bag of cookies and a cup of hot tea and read in bed while savoring the treats. I don’t particularly remember being hungry, the cookies just tasted so good, and… Continue reading Does Non-Hunger Eating Cause Weight Gain? Bust the Diet Myth

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Here’s why you won’t be eating cookies and candy all day once you stop dieting

Hey guys! I want to address a question I get a lot from people who want to stop dieting and start normal eating. They are often terrified, that once they stop restricting, the following will happen: "What if I just eat cookies and candy all day??!!" Why do we generally need food? Silly question, you’d… Continue reading Here’s why you won’t be eating cookies and candy all day once you stop dieting

Intuitive eating · Personalized Nutrition · Self-improvement · Uncategorized · Weight loss

Intuitive Eating vs Dieting

  Let’s face it: when it comes to eating, we are either in the dieting state (or the non-dieting state, aka all-out-eating/bingeing) or intuitive eating state (aka normal eating, without counting calories, fats or carbs, just listening to what your body wants and needs and responding accordingly). To see the practical difference, let’s look at… Continue reading Intuitive Eating vs Dieting