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Updates on Vegetarian/Vegan Diets: Are They Healthy?

Updates on Vegetarian/Vegan Diets: Are They Healthy?

It took me a long time to write this post, and here’s why: There is no greater debate in the nutrition world than that between meat eaters and vegetarians/vegans on which diet is healthier. I’ve been on both sides of the fence. I have, at times, considered...
How to Make a Healthy Plate

How to Make a Healthy Plate

There is so much confusion around what should I eat? We have the USDA pyramid that tells us to make bread, pasta, and whole grains a good chunk of our meals (though to their credit, they do recommend as many veggies as possible); some paleo folks tell us that meat...
When Changing Your Diet Doesn’t Work

When Changing Your Diet Doesn’t Work

We know that diet is the foundation for health. What you eat dictates both how you’ll feel and to a large degree, the status of your health. It’s frustrating when you’re eating clean, and you’ve kicked gluten, dairy, maybe even coffee, booze, and sugar, yet you...
How I Stay on Track and My 80-20 Rule

How I Stay on Track and My 80-20 Rule

When I tell people I’m a nutritionist, they assume I’m a vegetarian who’s chowing down on whole grains and low fat fare. That I’m watching every bite they’re taking and judging their choices. The inevitable jokes about me critiquing their...
What Does a Nutritionist Eat?

What Does a Nutritionist Eat?

When I tell people I’m a nutritionist, they usually assume I’m vegetarian. I have to laugh, because I have strong opinions about vegetarianism and veganism. If you’ve read my story, you’ll see I was vegetarian for a good part of my life, but it...
7 Reasons Why Diets Don’t Work

7 Reasons Why Diets Don’t Work

Confession time: I HATE the word “diet.” Weird for a nutritionist, right? I started my first diet at age 9. That was when the low fat craze hit back in the 80s, and my mom had a book on counting fat grams. I read it cover to cover and cut out mayonnaise...
Weight Loss Fever!

Weight Loss Fever!

Are you feeling the fever? Regardless, spring is right around the corner, and that means tiny clothes and bathing suits. I’m co-teaching a weight loss workshop right now over in Mill Valley, and it’s gotten me excited about the group dynamic. It’s...

Radiant Health & Vitality for the New Year

The dawn of a new year means renewed inspiration and attention to health and well-being for many folks. Losing weight, exercising, eating better…. whatever your resolutions may be, I invite you to explore my keys to good health. Here’s to your best year...