Posts Tagged ‘Food’

Five Unexpected Tips for High Energy Nutrition

Have you ever noticed that the field of nutrition can sometimes be a little stale, repetitive and boring? That’s why I love the unexpected, especially when it comes to dietary advice. Perhaps one of the most common desires I hear amongst those interested in better nutrition is “how can I have more energy?” Well, rather […]

The Science of Appetite

Appetite, as distinct from hunger, encompasses so much more than a biological urge to correct low blood sugar. It is the desire to eat. Our relationship with food, pleasure, and nourishment exists in this gap between biological hunger and our desire to eat. It is a complex, dynamic interplay between our hormones, senses, habits, past […]

Five Unexpected Super-Foods

I love the concept called “Super-Foods.” How could anyone possibly argue with this innovative nutritional identifier? Who wouldn’t want to eat such an awesome sounding grocery item? This term was coined relatively recently to bring some respect and superhero sexiness to foods like goji berries, chia seeds, raw cacao,  coconut oil, acai berries, maca, and […]

5 Surefire Ways to Transform How the World Eats

Maybe I was an Italian grandmother in my last life, because so much of this life is essentially devoted to helping people eat healthy food, while having a healthy and satisfying relationship with that food. When I look at the nutritional status of planet Earth, my heart aches. We manufacture strange concoctions that only vaguely […]

Why Isn’t My Diet Working?

It seems almost paradoxical. We’re told that losing weight is just a matter of striking the right ratio of calories in to calories out. So we go on a diet. We strictly follow its rules. We limit our calorie intake. We exercise. But we don’t lose weight. What’s going on? Here are some important factors […]

Do We Need to Count Calories to Lose Weight?

There is a popular belief that weight loss is simply a matter of keeping track of our ratio of calories in to calories out. As long as we’re burning more calories than we’re consuming, we’ll lose weight. While cutting and counting calories does, in fact, often lead to weight loss, it is certainly not the […]