This is a wonderful guest post written by my niece, Jenny Rose, who is also the designer of my beautiful website. I am fortunate to have family members who "get" the damaging and body-shaming messages the media dole out on a daily basis. I came across this sign outside Nutrishop, a vitamins and supplements retailer next door to Chipotle (where I’d just unapologetically eaten 3 tacos). The sign spoke to me: “ARE YOU TIRED OF BEING FAT AND UGLY?” it shouted, ringing caps lock in my head. “Who, me?” I answered. “JUST BE UGLY!” it concluded, its underline signifying that this was … [Read more...] about “Are You Tired of Being Fat And Ugly?” – A Response
Relaxing is easier said than done for most of us, but it might just be the key to a healthy heart and soul. When we are under stress, our natural alarm system is turned on and we pump out adrenaline, which results in quicker breathing, a fast heart rate, and a rise in blood pressure. This response, over a prolonged period of time, can result in serious health problems. Mindfulness decreases cortisol levels in the body; this hormone is associated with sugar cravings and overeating. Mindfulness has been defined as, “the practice of purposely focusing your attention on the present moment – and … [Read more...] about Mindfulness and Your Health
Today we're bringing you 10 Facts about taste buds you might not have known. A hint — the elementary school text books got it wrong! … [Read more...] about 10 Facts About Taste Buds
In today’s quick food environment, planning, chopping, and cooking healthy meals and snacks can be nearly impossible. Whether you are short on time on a regular basis or just need a quick meal in a pinch, below you will find a shopping list of healthy fresh, boxed, canned, and frozen products as well as sample meal ideas. … [Read more...] about Shopping List and Quick Meal Ideas for Busy People
My interest in the political process changed when I volunteered to participate in Spring Lobby Day for the Eating Disorders Coalition on April 18, 2016 as a representative of IFEDD (International Federation of Eating Disorder Dietitians). Although I grew up around politics my entire life -- my mother worked for Governor Mario Cuomo of New York State and my husband was the mayor of Ardsley, NY, a small Westchester County village for six years -- I never truly understood how the political process worked. On April 18th, I visited offices and spoke to staff from both Senators and … [Read more...] about I Lobbied Congress for Improving Access to Eating Disorder Treatment, Coverage and Education — You Can Too!!
Wondering how to teach your children to eat mindfully? Here are 18 tips. … [Read more...] about Tips for Teaching Children to Eat Mindfully