Ideal weight - is it even a thing?! I don't quite agree with it, mine is such and such and my friend's, who's my age/height - 10-15 pounds different and we both look fine (or even great 🙂 Here's a quick reference guide, based on current measurements and methods: BMI - Body Mass Index, which… Continue reading What’s your ideal weight?
Cravings hit - whether due to hormonal fluctuations (often as PMS in women), seasonal changes, shifts in microbiome (gut bacteria), some prescription medications or simply due to a concerted effort to eat less for weight loss - we all go through periods of time when we are hungry - All. The. Time. It often becomes… Continue reading How to beat cravings
Does intermittent fasting work for weight loss?Intermittent Fasting (IF) is an eating approach in which you go without eating for 12-18 hours straight. Let's say you have your dinner at 6 pm and your next meal is breakfast at 8 am - you've just passed 14 hrs without eating. Many people claim that IF helps… Continue reading Does intermittent fasting work for weight loss?
As a nutritionist, I know that weight gain is a multifactorial process, involving excess energy intake vs. expenditure, genetic and metabolic differences, emotional dependence on food and other physical and psychological conditions. However, when I’m asked to single out one particular reason – without a doubt it is overconsumption of processed foods 🍟🍕🍭🍬 Processed foods… Continue reading A Word on Processed Food
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
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
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
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
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
One of the biggest mistakes (among many, but I’ll only discuss this one here for the sake of time and space) people, who try to lose weight make is making weight loss a goal. Yep, I’m not kidding – weight loss should not be the primary goal of a process that is long-term and non-linear… Continue reading The key to successful weight loss