‘Book Reviews’

Is Gluten-Free the Next Big Weight Loss Diet?

By Marsha Hudnall MS, RDN, CD

You might ask what world I’m living in with that question if you’ve followed weight loss diets for any amount of time.  ‘Cuz you’d know that gluten-free has been around a while as a way to lose weight. I’m skeptical of the advice as a weight loss strategy in and of itself.  But I’m not so sure cutting out gluten […] Read more »


You’d Be So Pretty If… Teaching Our Daughters to Love Their Bodies — Even When We Don’t Love Our Own

By Marsha Hudnall MS, RDN, CD

We interviewed Dara Chadwick about her new book — title above — because, simply, we were wowed. It’s a great read not only for moms, but for any woman who would benefit from talking to herself more positively about her body, her self. Just imagine you’re your own daughter. What inspired you to write You’d Be So Pretty If….? I […] Read more »


Does Eat This, Not That Work for Weight Loss?

By Marsha Hudnall MS, RDN, CD

It may seem like I’m hung up on calories these days given the number of times I’ve written about them in the past weeks.  But I read a research article this weekend that brings the subject up again.  It questions whether the energy balance equation (you know, calories in vs. calories out = your weight) works for weight loss advice. […] Read more »


A Love Letter To My Behind

By Emily

Today’s guest post comes courtesy of Dara Chadwick, author of the forthcoming book, “You’d Be So Pretty If…Teaching Our Daughters to Love Their Bodies–Even When We Don’t Love Our Own” She’s got a great blog that we encourage you to check out. Here’s Dara’s “Love Letter to My Behind”: On Monday, I wrote about turning 41 and reflecting on the […] Read more »


It Happened This Week: Diabetes Books, Frozen Goodies and Reality Shows

By Emily

We’re jazzed that sustainability maven Alice Waters has introduced a new line of frozen foods. Each entree comes with an “oven-ready terra-cotta plate rubbed with garlic and sprinkled with salt” and “laden with seasonal vegetables.” Now that sounds like a winner! Link via Civil Eats. Diabetes Mine reviews the Real-Life Guide to Diabetes, recently published by the ADA, which is […] Read more »

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