Personalized Nutrition · Weight loss

Weight Loss Without Dieting

If weight loss is on your 2018 resolution list, but the well-known methods are known to, well, not work (I’m winking here – dieting!), what a girl/boy to do?! It looks like a dead end, but it’s not – if it took you a while to gain the weight, it’ll take just as long, if… Continue reading Weight Loss Without Dieting

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Busting the Diet Myth · Intuitive eating · Personalized Nutrition

To Gluten Or Not To Gluten?

These days nutrition trends rise and fall pretty much every couple of months. Paleo, ketogenic, grain free, carb cycling, intermittent fasting, gluten free – to name a few. It’s ironic, but some people don’t even know what gluten is and why they eat gluten-free. First – let’s go over what is gluten and why it… Continue reading To Gluten Or Not To Gluten?

Intuitive eating · Self-improvement

Staying balanced during holiday season

The most exciting time of the year could actually be pretty stressful. Running around making sure you’ve got everything you need to host a dinner party, buying gifts, last end of year errands, travel arrangements and preparations including all the shopping for it. All those extra chores need to be weaved into your daily routine… Continue reading Staying balanced during holiday season

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

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

Intuitive eating · Personalized Nutrition · Uncategorized

“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