Slices of Life: Adventures and Eats while Backpacking through Europe

Eleven days. Four countries. One backpack. One happy-go-lucky travel companion. I remember looking at my sister while waiting in line with our passports to board our plane to Iceland, we’re really doing this, aren’t we? Since both my sister and I graduated in the spring (her from undergrad and me from grad school), we decided this summer was the … Continue reading Slices of Life: Adventures and Eats while Backpacking through Europe

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Real Talk: Lessons Learned on My Journey to Becoming a Registered Dietitian

This blog has been pretty quiet over the last few months... After finishing my dietetic internship and master’s program in May, I was basically a zombie (sorry friends and family!) while studying for the Registered Dietitian exam in June. While I was a nervous wreck during the whole two hours that I took the exam, … Continue reading Real Talk: Lessons Learned on My Journey to Becoming a Registered Dietitian

Nutrition 101: Balance, Variety, and Moderation

Balance, variety, and moderation have been referenced in the Dietary Guidelines for Americans for decades. Yet overtime, the ambiguity of these terms has clouded their importance and left their meaning open for interpretation—often misinterpretation. "Everything in moderation." "It’s all about balance." "I eat a variety of foods… well, a variety of ice-cream flavors!" Many times, … Continue reading Nutrition 101: Balance, Variety, and Moderation

Tasty Tips: 24 Foods that Prove Healthy Eating Can Be Affordable

One of the biggest barriers to eating healthy that I hear about is the belief that “healthy foods are expensive.” This myth needs to be debunked right now. While a box of organic quinoa may cost more than a loaf of Wonder bread, this is not always the case. In fact, some of the most versatile foods, … Continue reading Tasty Tips: 24 Foods that Prove Healthy Eating Can Be Affordable

Real Talk: 8 Small But Worthwhile Changes You Can Make to Eat Healthier

When January rolls around, reflecting on the past year leaves many people vowing to lose weight or eat healthier. Yet, about 80% of New Year’s resolutions fail by the second week of February, according to U.S. News. Why? More often than not, we set our weight loss goals too high or make our diets too … Continue reading Real Talk: 8 Small But Worthwhile Changes You Can Make to Eat Healthier

Real Talk: The Hard Facts on Eating Disorders and How YOU Can Make A Difference

It’s the voice inside your head telling you you’re not thin enough, or fit enough.  It’s the compulsive need to exercise or purge to deal with the guilt and shame of going over your “calorie budget” or eating a food you considered "off limits." It’s the out-of-control, impulsive urge to eat to the point of uncomfortable fullness, … Continue reading Real Talk: The Hard Facts on Eating Disorders and How YOU Can Make A Difference