How many times have you heard someone say, “I’m afraid I’ll binge on that,” “I’m a stress eater,” or “I’m a boredom eater?” Many people view themselves as “emotional” eaters and think they just need more self-control. However, what if it isn’t about control or restraint, but instead an unmet need? What does emotional eating … Continue reading Emotional eating: Why do we turn to food to cope with our feelings?
In the field of nutrition, we are taught about the importance of good nutrition habits, the role of vitamins and minerals, and which diets are better for preventing chronic disease later in life. However, as I look back several years ago to when I was in high school, I remember not understanding why the diets … Continue reading Healthy eating habits start through adolescent education
One of the most common questions women me ask is: “How much weight will I gain during pregnancy?” What I tell my patients is that each woman will experience weight gain differently. On average, a patient can expect to gain 2–4 pounds during the first three months and 20 to 30 pounds total for the … Continue reading Why you shouldn’t “eat for two” during pregnancy
It’s been called wacky, some think it’s junk science, but there is no lack of conversation about the blood type diet. The idea of “blood type diets” has been making rounds for 15 years that you can lose weight by eating the types of foods that are good for your digestive system based on your blood type. … Continue reading Do Blood Type Based Diets Work?