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Why Meditation is the Best Gift You Can Give Yourself

why meditation is the best gift you can give yourself

I’m sharing a guest post today from my Joyful Eating, Nourished Life program co-author and fellow Registered Dietitian Alex Caspero on why meditation is the best gift you can give yourself. I began my own meditation journey about 6 months ago after deciding I needed something to manage the endless to do list that was life. While I don’t Continue Reading …

Things I’m Loving Lately

quinoa tabbouleh

Feel free to play along in the comments – what are you loving lately? Anything I should check out on the food/fitness/whatever front? :) 1) Girls’ night dinners. My college friends Kathleen, Sarah, and I have been hosting fun dinners for each other every month or so, alternating who hosts. (When I had them over awhile ago, I made Thai Coconut Continue Reading …

Track Workouts and Lateral Leg Step Ups

rainy DC track workout

Hey friends! Thanks for your great comments on yesterday’s post about why the low fat and cholesterol craze was a huge fail. Glad you enjoyed it! In other news, will it ever stop raining in DC? It’s been so soggy and gray here lately! Do not like… Thankfully the rain held off until after Tuesday morning’s track workout, though. :) Our coaches Continue Reading …

Why the Low Fat and Cholesterol Diet Craze Was a Huge Fail

why the low fat diet craze was a fail

Still having egg whites, low fat peanut butter and sugary nonfat lattes or fat free yogurt? Read on to learn why you should consider ditching the low fat and low cholesterol diet trend once and for all. This post was originally a guest post I wrote for fellow dietitian Kath’s blog. It was a big hit over on her site, so now that a couple years Continue Reading …

Sweet Potato and Black Bean Power Bowl

healthy mexican power bowl

Hey friends! We had a bunch of sweet potato/yellow pepper hash leftover from Mother’s day brunch at our place, so I threw together an easy Mexican themed sweet potato and black bean power bowl for lunch yesterday. Step 1: wilt a huge handful of baby spinach in the microwave (heat about 45 seconds). Step 2: toss in sweet potatoes and canned Continue Reading …

Mother’s Day Weekend Adventures

urban athletic club urban athlete class

Hey friends! Did you have a fun weekend? Ours was nice and relaxing – a great mix of fun workouts and good food with friends and family. On Saturday, we enjoyed a relaxing morning and then met our friends Kathleen and Zach for a 10:30 boot camp class at Urban Athletic Club. It was an awesome workout, as always – Graham was teaching and his Continue Reading …

Happy International No Diet Day!

joyful movement.NEF

Hey friends – happy International No Diet Day! Yes, there really is a day for everything, but this one is especially important to me given the work that I do in my AnneTheRD private practice. It was also aptly timed as my Joyful Eating Program collaborators, fellow intuitive eating dietitians Rachael and Alex, were in town yesterday and today so we Continue Reading …

Healthy Cinco de Mayo Recipes & Recent Eats

fish tacos with cabbage and radish

Hey friends! Thank you for your enthusiasm over yesterday’s announcement that my intuitive and mindful eating group program is now available for sign ups – Alex, Rachael, and I are excited to see some of you have already signed up to join us! The three of us are actually having an in-person meeting today in Virginia to record our audio files and Continue Reading …

6 Weeks to a Happier, Healthier Relationship with Food and Your Body

virtual intuitive eating program

Back in March, I announced that I was working on developing a 6 week intuitive and mindful eating group program with fellow dietitians Alex and Rachael. In that post, I shared more about my journey to becoming an intuitive eating dietitian – how I wanted to teach people to eat whole, real food that made them feel good, and to enjoy – not dread – Continue Reading …

Middlebury, Vermont Adventures with Cabot

swift house inn middlebury

Hi friends! I’m back with part 2 of my weekend adventures in Middlebury, Vermont with the Cabot Fit Team! If you missed my Middlebury Maple Run Half Marathon race recap, check that out first. :) As you guys know, I was a last minute addition to this year’s team to replace Brianne who unfortunately broke her foot. I’ve been honored to be part of Continue Reading …