It’s Time to Talk About {Women’s} Locker Room Talk

“I wish I could be as skinny as her.”

“I hate my belly.”

“I need to wire my mouth shut.”

“I’ll never have enough willpower, I like food too much.”

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These are just a few of the many things I’ve overheard adult women saying in fitness club locker rooms over the past couple of months. Continue reading

Low Carb or Adequate Carbs? A Dietitian’s Experiences and Insights

In recent months, I have realized despite my social media posts and how I educate in seminars and nutrition classes, some of my friends, family, and co-workers still assume dietitians “don’t eat carbs” and have diets labeled “low-carb”, or “gluten-free”. First, if I were to put a label on my diet, it would be “plant-based”. Do you know where carbohydrates come from? Plants (and the lactose in dairy). Your veggies, fruits, nuts, seeds, beans, lentils, and whole grains are all primarily carbs. My diet, therefore, has a lot of carbs, especially since grains paired with legumes are often my protein source in a meal.

Now let’s talk about what you think of when you hear “carbs”. You’re thinking bread, pasta, pizza, right? Well, I eat those things too. When you hear “gluten” you probably think of bread and pasta or the perception that a gluten-free version of them is healthier. Continue reading