‘eating without guilt’

Eat to Succeed at Your July 4 Food Fest

By Marsha Hudnall MS, RDN, CD

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.  Especially when physicians prescribe heartburn […] Read more »


Women’s Weight Worries, French Style

By Marsha Hudnall MS, RDN, CD

A recent report from France’s National Institute of Demographic Studies, as reported in The Guardian, reveals French women may pay a high price for having the lowest average body mass index (BMI) among women in western Europe. They worry more about their weight than their western European counterparts.  Plus, their “ideal” weight is lower, and they value being underweight more. […] Read more »


Diet Talk: How Words Can Work Against Us

By Marsha Hudnall MS, RDN, CD

MSNBC ran an article last week titled “Blow your diet? Blame your brain.”  It raised my hackles for a number of reasons. If you aren’t on a diet, you can’t blow it. It once again blames the victim.  Or, in this case, her brain. The lead-up to the discussion of the studies it reviewed talked about how public service announcements […] Read more »


When Counting Calories Doesn’t Work

By Marsha Hudnall MS, RDN, CD

Read This Related Article: On Calories, Restaurants & Healthy EatingMy post several weeks ago about calories on restaurant menus got me thinking about calorie counting in general.  I know there are folks who swear by it, and I’m not attempting to dissuade them.  I’m all for people finding what works for them. But I wanted to talk more about the […] Read more »