my relationship with cookie dough

my relationship with cookie dough

"It's complicated" is how I felt for a long time. I grew up in family that loves sweets. We often baked and my mom was really great about providing me a wide variety of foods. Sweets were never inherently bad, but I remember feeling like dessert was the ultimate, pinnacle of satisfaction with eating and [...]

what you don’t know about your weight

what you don’t know about your weight

What you don't know about your weight is that it is pretty useless information. Especially considering how much time we spend thinking and attempting to change it. Knowing a person's body weight is important for documenting a child's development, prescribing medications like anesthesia, or calculating tube feeds. That is close to being it. In fact, the [...]

caprese stuffed chicken

caprese stuffed chicken

At least once a day I reminisce about my trip to Italy 2 years ago. Yes, it was just that magical. Every day was filled with gelato and Tuscan wine. And most days included a simple, yet mindblowing, Margherita pizza. I was truly living THE dream. In Spain, I recently tried pan con tomate, bread with [...]

what’s normal eating

what’s normal eating

Sugar-free, gluten-free, egg-free, dairy-free, wheat-free, caffeine-free, fat-free, GMO-free, carb-free, soy-free, salt-free. Those all sound not only fun-free but mental-sanity-free. And sure, there are allergies and intolerances to certain foods. However, eliminating foods to be hip wid it or in hopes to lose weight is harmful. It's also unsustainable. Dieting is one of the top risk factors for [...]