Busting the Diet Myth · Uncategorized · Weight loss

What’s your ideal weight?

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 ๐Ÿ™‚ Here's a quick reference guide, based on current measurements and methods: BMI - Body Mass Index, which… Continue reading What’s your ideal weight?

Intuitive eating · Personalized Nutrition · Weight loss

How to beat cravings

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

Personalized Nutrition · Weight loss

Does intermittent fasting work for weight loss?

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?

Uncategorized · Weight loss

A Word on Processed Food

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 Iโ€™m asked to single out one particular reason โ€“ without a doubt it is overconsumption of processed foods ๐ŸŸ๐Ÿ•๐Ÿญ๐Ÿฌ Processed foods… Continue reading A Word on Processed Food

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. Monicaโ€™s turkey is the best tasting bird in the world! Sheโ€™s got a secret recipe that I havenโ€™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 weโ€™d engage in when we are sad, happy, angry, anxious, frustrated, bored, depressed, etc. Its sole purpose is to soothe the emotion if itโ€™s a hard one to handle โ€“ like sadness or frustration; or to commemorate it โ€“ 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 donโ€™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

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

Intuitive Eating vs Dieting

  Letโ€™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, letโ€™s look at… Continue reading Intuitive Eating vs Dieting