Diary of a bodacious (mom) dietitian

The great grocery store debacle, eating on a budget, and vegan fruit sandwiches

I’ve been counseling people on how to eat right on a budget for the better part of a decade, but life gets busy, yo. I don’t always follow my own advice. But now that Dr. P and I are on a mission to not buy anything, I’m eager to see how much we can additionally… Read More The great grocery store debacle, eating on a budget, and vegan fruit sandwiches

Diary of a bodacious (mom) dietitian

How we can be happier, why I love hugging, and a healthy vegan snack

First- Happy New Year to everyone! I hope we all had an amazing celebration over the holidays. We went to visit my family in Cincinnati for about a week. Then we came back for a Ravens’ game and live comedy show in Baltimore at the Hippodrome. The Ravens’s game was super fun! But they didn’t… Read More How we can be happier, why I love hugging, and a healthy vegan snack

Diary of a bodacious (mom) dietitian

An overnight confession and pear peanut butter protein smoothie

So this week has been a dichotomy of happy personal occasions (working on that post!) colored by precariousness in the peripheral world. At lunch over yellow lentil, onion and cilantro dosas, my girlfriend and I discussed our concerns as our babies rested unknowingly in their strollers. We had just seen “Wind River”, a solemn film. On… Read More An overnight confession and pear peanut butter protein smoothie

Diary of a bodacious (mom) dietitian

Why we are gassy: Dysbiosis, prebiotics, and the slow fade of romance

We’ve all dated someone, at some point, who for some reason had pretty gnarly gas. In the beginning of a courtship, they can hide it, hold it in during long movies and car rides. But eventually, they cave in. They get comfortable. And one evening, while you’re watching a Law & Order rerun, something changes.… Read More Why we are gassy: Dysbiosis, prebiotics, and the slow fade of romance

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Healthy mac and cheese, a maqui powder mistake, and pregnancy cravings

At the risk of sounding like a 4th grader’s diary entry- soo much has happened since I last wrote! I’ve had a few months of brain-space-otherwise-occupied. Here are the highlights: We got pregnant. I got laid off. I started another full time dietitian  job (first day was today!) I began a part-time private practice. I chopped my hair… Read More Healthy mac and cheese, a maqui powder mistake, and pregnancy cravings

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What to do about cellulite: The Health at Every Size mentality

Revision and update: Hey guys! Since this post was originally published, I came across another blogger’s tight, to-the-point list of tips that may help us decrease our unsightly bits. Fruits, vegetables, exercise (cardio and weights), hydration, adequate protein, and whole grains equal just plain, good livin’. Other advice, such as apple cider vinegar shots, may… Read More What to do about cellulite: The Health at Every Size mentality

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Common mistakes in the gym

Sometimes it’s easy to have a solidly good workout, and other times? A bit more challenging. For example, there are days where I can’t wait, I’m dying to, I’m literally craving cardio and kettlebell swings (yes, I’m really serious!). And there are times I’d rather throw myself down the stairs than haul my tired booty out the door. It’s on these… Read More Common mistakes in the gym