Eating Lessons from Eat, Pray, Love

Last week, friend,  colleague and writer Carolyn O'Neil, RD, contacted several "mindful eating expert RDs" (her words) to comment on food lessons that could be learned from Elizabeth Gilbert's Eat, Pray, Love, a story of Gilbert's search for self that started with an Italian food journey.  What grabbed Carolyn's attention (and she likely bet grabbed […]

Ode to the Potato Chip

The poor maligned potato chip.  It has such a bad reputation yet it’s a food that’s made a big difference in helping me eat healthy. Not just any old potato chip either.  It has to be Lay’s.  I have my standards. Anyone who knows me these days knows I’m all about eating healthy.  Our Food […]

Eat to Succeed at Your July 4 Food Fest

Is it me? Or do you wonder when you see that ad for a heartburn drug where the guy is ordering an extremely loaded burger, and the voiceover asks, “Would you like heartburn with that now or later?” It’s no surprise in our pill-happy society that a drug to alleviate the problem would be popular.  […]

How Eating as Much as You Want Can Help You Lose Weight

When I encourage people to eat as much as they want in their quest for healthy weight loss, the response is incredulous, to say the least.  “You’ve got to be kidding. If I took the brakes off, I’d eat anything and everything and lots of it.” The light begins to dawn when I ask, “Is […]