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Are you comfortable with your eating?
2/15/2015 1:07:07 PM

Take a moment to think about it- are you comfortable with your eating?  How much time do you spend thinking about food or your body? 

The Diet Dance
5/7/2013 5:53:51 PM

Do you know the diet dance?  It goes like this: buy a diet book, buy some supplements, go on a diet, lose five pounds, gain it back, plus 3 pounds more.  Go on another diet, with different rules, lose 10 pounds, gain it back, plus 5 more.  Go on another bigger, stricter, more severe diet, lose 20 pounds, gain it back, plus 10 more!  Over and over this cycle repeats with weight continuously creeping up not down.  This is a familiar dance and a costly one too.  In 2012 Americans spent 61 billion dollars in the weight loss market alone. 


New Years Resolutions
1/3/2013 12:49:34 PM

Happy 2013!  As we begin the New Year many people resolve to make changes for a better future.  Resolutions can be quite broad but according to research anywhere from 40-80% of Americans make a similar resolution.  I don’t think it takes much guessing to figure out what that resolution is, but if you guessed weight loss, getting fit, or getting toned- then you would be correct. 

Weight Loss Confusion
12/14/2012 10:58:33 PM

If you are looking for information about weight loss you are probably overwhelmed by all of the choices and conflicting information available to you.  I think this is true for pretty much everywhere, but I see it first hand with weight loss in Tyler, Texas. 


Surviving the Holidays
11/15/2012 3:58:18 PM

The holidays are approaching and many people are looking forward to joyous celebrations with their friends and family.  For you this may be carving the turkey, dining around the table, finding that perfect gift, wrapping the presents, or decorating the tree.  For many people with this excitement also comes much apprehension. On one hand the holidays are a festive celebration and on the other hand there’s the holiday weight gain followed by the New Years weight loss resolution.  I’m sure each year everyone vows that this year will be different- that visions of sugar plum regret will not dance in your head.  Let me assure you that it is possible to navigate the holidays, enjoy the celebrations, and maintain your normal weight. 


Clarity About Health At Every Size
10/23/2012 1:59:14 PM

I recently attended the professional conference for the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics in Philadelphia.  This conference, known as the Food & Nutrition Expo and Conference (FNCE), hosts about 10,000 dietitians annually.  This year in Philadelphia it was no different and a large group of dietitians converged on the area for the opportunity to network, increase our knowledge, hone our practice as dietitians, and- let’s not forget the expo- pick up some nutrition related swag.  Now the purpose of this post is not to write about this conference; the purpose of this post is to address a question presented in a session that I attended.  The topic of the session was something along the lines of the importance of happiness and satisfaction with your diet.  The comment that spurred this post was:  “I am a dietitian for the depart of health and human services and I am really concerned about the fat acceptance movement.  I am concerned that if people feel too good about themselves that they will not try to lose weight.” 


Food, Weight, and Dieting- Oh My!
9/30/2012 11:48:13 PM

People like to talk about food, weight and dieting.  It’s accepted.  It’s easy.  It kind of creates a bonding experience when you share battle stories of previous diets or when you start a new diet and a friend or co-worker joins you.  What happens though when that diet goes too far, or when things get out of hand?  There are some things attached to dieting that nobody likes to talk about.  Things that are difficult and uncomfortable and very personal.  It’s much easier to focus on the surface issues and not consider the deeper issues.  However, this week three individuals decided it was time to talk about it.  What do these individuals: Stacy London, Lady Gaga, and Katie Couric all have in common? 

Freshman 15: Fact or Fiction?
8/23/2012 12:07:41 PM

As colleges and universities across the country are gearing up for the start of the semester there are many excited and anxious freshmen ready to embark on their college experience.  One thought that may be pressing on their mind is the concern over the freshmen 15- the infamous fifteen pounds that freshmen gain their first year in college.  Is this concern fact- something college newbies should be concerned about, or fiction- something not to spend much time worrying about?


Good Food & Bad Food
4/9/2012 11:27:34 AM

Normally when you read an article about good and bad food you will find a list of which foods are good and which foods are bad, or maybe which foods you should or should not eat.  Dividing foods into these categories to create a “healthy diet” may seem like an easy way to select foods, however this way of thinking can negatively impact your relationship with food and potentially your overall diet.  In truth there is no such thing as good food or bad food.


Health At Every Size
3/26/2012 8:30:43 AM

I remember when I first heard about the philosophy of health at every size.  As a graduate student in exercise physiology and a dietetic intern I was first very skeptical of the philosophy that a person could be healthy at any size.  Coming to believe in the Health at every Size (HAES) philosophy was an evolution for me.  I was familiar with the literature of how obesity impacted health parameters including cardiovascular disease, diabetes, and cancer (to name a few).  I understood as a person lost weight their risk for the disease went down.  However, what I did not fully understand at that time and what many people, including medical professionals, still do not understand is that health and weight are not synonymous. 

Time Spent Thinking About Food
3/15/2012 3:12:07 PM

How often do you talk about food and weight with others?  Or even more, how much time do you spend thinking about food and weight in a given day?  Did you know that food and weight are some of the most frequently discussed topics?  And, according to one clinical finding the amount of time you spend thinking about food, and weight directly correlates to your personal relationship with food.   This study recently came to mind when my husband and I were out to eat at two local establishments.  


Intuitive Eating
2/27/2012 12:08:44 PM

At My Signature Nutrition Intuitive Eating is a core component to our nutrition philosophy.  This sounds great, but you may wonder, what exactly does this mean?


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