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

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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 …

Things I’m Loving Lately

spring flowers in DC

Hi friends – and happy Friday! I hope it’s a beautiful one for all of you. Thank you for your insightful comments on my Abstainers vs. Moderators: Do They Exist? post from yesterday – loved hearing your thoughts on the topic! And now – for some things I’m loving lately! 1) Matt and I leave for vacation tomorrow!! Matt’s brother Drew is Continue Reading …

Abstainers vs. Moderators: Do They Exist?

coffee shop heart

Does the concept of abstainers vs. moderators really exist? I’m in the mood for something a bit deeper today – care to join me? Last week, I saw a really interesting post about abstainers vs. moderators on my friend Julie’s blog. In the post, she writes about a podcast she listened to by Gretchen Rubin (author of The Happiness Project) that Continue Reading …

Vegan Kale Caesar Salad Recipe

kale caesar salad

This vegan kale caesar salad recipe tastes just like classic caesar salad, despite being vegan! Enjoy it as a side dish, or as a meal with some bread on the side or whole grains on top. I am obsessed with kale caesar salads lately. Something about the creamy, savory dressing and the hearty chew of the kale goes so well together. I’ve Continue Reading …

Recent Eats

easy beef veggie stir fry

Hey friends! There’s been a lot of fitness talk over here lately and not a whole lot of food. Let’s discuss some recent eats of note, shall we? One night last week Matt and I threw together a really easy stir fry for dinner – peppers, asparagus, and frozen string beans with some grass fed beef. We used Tessesmae’s Soy Ginger dressing as the Continue Reading …

Cherry Blossom 10 Miler 2016 Race Recap

cherry blossom 10 miler 2016 recap

Well, my friends: I did it! I finally got my new 10 miler PR!! 10 miles in 1:17:34 – a 7:45 minute mile pace. Woo!!! Who knew 25 mph wind with up to 50 mph gusts was totally my jam?! ;) Juuuust kidding – that was really tough but I basically decided I’d get that PR no matter what – wind be damned! Above post-race with my track buddy Diane and Continue Reading …

This Week’s Fitness in Review

tidal basin cherry blossoms dc

Hi friends! First – thank you SO much for your enthusiasm over the launch of Joyful Eating, Nourished Life! We hope many of you will join us in June for the first round of our 6 week intuitive and mindful eating program. Be sure to get on the email list if you want to be notified when sign up launches! And now – this week’s fitness in review! No Continue Reading …

Announcing Joyful Eating, Nourished Life

joyful eating

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 …

Savory Oatmeal Recipe

savory oatmeal recipe

This hearty and satisfying savory oatmeal recipe is sure to become your new favorite breakfast – and maybe even lunch and dinner, too. Thank you to McCann’s Irish Oatmeal® for sponsoring this post! Oatmeal is one of my absolute favorite breakfasts (and, let’s be honest, dinner on occasion), but lately I’ve been wanting to mix it up Continue Reading …

Weekend Adventures Part 2: Hiking Sky Meadows State Park

hiking sky meadows state park

Hi friends! I’m back with part 2 of our weekend adventures because apparently I took too many photos this weekend to fit them all into one post! Part 1 featured more cherry blossom running photos and a delicious dinner in case you missed it. ;) On Sunday, Matt and I had the day free and decided to take ourselves on a little hiking adventure. Continue Reading …