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Packing in Nutrition with Pre-Dinner Snacks

Thank you to Sabra for sponsoring this post! When I was little, I remember hovering around my mom when she was making dinner, hungry and being a bother. Her response? She’d feed us veggies. I especially remember eating a lot of fresh bell peppers pre-dinner – she’d toss slices of them back at me and my brother like we were wild animals being held Continue Reading …

3 Reasons to Stop Calorie Counting

Hi there! I'm Rachael, Columbia, SC private practice dietitian, food/wellness blogger at Avocado A Day, and one of the two other dietitians launching Joyful Eating, Nourished Life, the 6 week online intuitive eating program, with Anne. Leading up to the start of our first group, we'll be visiting each other's blogs and sharing a bit about the Continue Reading …

Cookie Monster to Altitude Master: How Jason Fitzgerald Upgraded His Diet and Never Felt Better

I’m on vacation this week and have asked my Nutrition for Runners co-author, running coach Jason Fitzgerald of Strength Running, to share a guest post on how his diet has changed (and consequently, his running) since meeting me and writing our nutrition program together. Read on to see how he went from cookie monster… to altitude master. :) Continue Reading …

Announcing Joyful Eating, Nourished Life

When I first became a dietitian in 2013, I knew I wanted to start a private practice, but I wasn’t sure how to approach my work with clients. I wanted to teach people to eat whole, real food that made them feel good. And I wanted to help people to enjoy – not dread exercise. I also knew I didn’t want to use a calorie based approach, because that Continue Reading …

Happy National Registered Dietitian Day!

Happy National Registered Dietitian Day, my friends! I thought in honor of the “holiday” today I would share some of my best nutrition tips and RD-related advice here on the blog from over the years, plus links to some of my favorite fellow RD bloggers. It’s crazy to think that I’ve been a dietitian for 3 years now – how time flies! In December Continue Reading …

Should Everyone Go Gluten Free?

“Should I stop eating gluten?” As a dietitian, that’s a question I get asked a lot by my AnneTheRD nutrition counseling clients. I’ve been thinking about doing a post on gluten for awhile, so when in the comments of my 7 Common Nutrition Myths blog post many of you requested a post on gluten, I decided it was time. Before I get into my Continue Reading …

Why You Should Drink More Water

Thank you to Nestle Waters for sponsoring this post. As a dietitian with a private practice, I’m often working with my clients to try to get them drinking more water. Why is water so important? Basically, water helps our bodies to function optimally and being well hydrated is important to both physical performance as well as mental cognition. Here Continue Reading …

Nutrition Tips and Easy Recipes for a Healthy New Year

Hi friends! Matt and I are still in Charleston right now (you can see our adventures over on Instagram), so I thought today would be a good day to share a round up of some of my best recipes and health/nutrition tips all in one post. For those of you looking to get healthier this year, I hope you find this round up of my best content from over the Continue Reading …