I recently read an interview with Carol Alt, one of the original supermodels and whom Hugh Hefner once called “The Most Beautiful Woman in the World.” In the interview she described being on a modeling shoot in her thirties with another up-and-coming model who was in her early twenties. The younger model was radiant and…

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Whenever I’m scrolling through Instagram, I invariably come across an influencer who’s promoting a healthy lifestyle. Most of her photos consist of some variation of her with perfectly toned abs and a glass of green juice – or some other kind of liquid meal – in her hand. (Inevitably followed by a picture of her…

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This summer I moved into a new townhouse with my two girls, and I have the cutest new neighbor. We’d been talking for several weeks about getting together, and we finally made our plan a few months after I moved in. We went to a Mexican restaurant around the corner with our kids, and it…

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In your quest to lose weight, how many times have you thought, “I’m not going to . . .”? I’m not going to order fries at dinner. I’m not going to drink wine tonight. I’m not going to binge on chocolate today. I’m not going to skip my workout tomorrow morning. I spent at least…

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If you have a tendency to binge eat, it’s likely you “binge” in other areas of your life. We live in a binge culture. We constantly work and become workaholics. We are bombarded with advertisements that create voids to be filled, which creates shopaholics. We’re stressed to the max and need to release, and so…

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The other morning, I was packing the girls’ lunches. I was putting some Milano cookies in a snack bag when everyone started melting down. One of them couldn’t find the shirt she wanted to wear, and the other didn’t like the ponytail I had just done. People were crying and whining and freaking out —…

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Don’t do it. You do not need those cookies. They’re not even that good. [Eats cookies.] Why did I just do that? What is the matter with me? Why do I always do this? Sound familiar?

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Oh my gosh, y’all, I am SO over it: the crucifixion of carbs. The very first question I usually get when someone finds out I’m a dietitian is, “What do you think about carbs?” And it’s clear from the way the question is asked that my answer will dictate whether the person asking will overdose…

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It’s the holidays . . . woo hoo! Ready to eat, drink, and be merry? I used to totally blow it out during the holidays. What about you? Most of us eat too much, drink too much, and let it all hang out because it’s “that time of year.” But eating, drinking, and being merry…

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Is there anything better than loading up a huge plate of food, shoving it down, and feeling like crap after? And then drinking heavily to console yourself? No, not really. But sadly, this is exactly what we do during the holidays. We actually look forward to the holidays precisely for that reason. We get to…

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