Knowing When to Put Yourself First

Sometimes in life, we find ourselves at a crossroads. Specifically, at a crossroads where we have to choose whether to take care of ourselves or to take care of others. I found myself at one of these crossroads recently and it got me thinking about something. When is it ok to put yourself first? I …

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How My Trip to Italy Gave Me a New Perspective on Food

My sophomore year of college, over winter break, I had the privilege of going to Southern Italy for 2 weeks on a school-organized trip. The trip was planned by the Nutrition Department at SLU. Because of this, the entire itinerary we had planned for us involved all things food-related. We were to be immersed in …

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Why No Calorie Counting May Be the Best Calorie Counting

We've all been there at one point or another. An insecure teenager willing to do just about anything for the approval of others. In my case, I was a young sophomore in high school when I discovered the magical idea of calorie counting. Upon first hearing about it, and hearing the success stories of people who …

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Is Snacking Bad for You?

A lot of people I talk to automatically associate snacking with some sort of "bad habit." But is it really? Should anyone who considers themselves a "snacker" immediately stop what they're doing and try to change their ways? Well, not necessarily. Snacking is neither inherently bad nor good. There is definitely unhealthy snacking, but there …

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What is HAES and How Should It Be Used?

The HAES approach may sound completely foreign to you, especially if you're not in the medical field. But I think it's an interesting topic for everyone to learn about and discuss. So if you're interested in what HAES is, and the benefits and downsides, keep reading! What is HAES? First things first. What is HAES? …

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How My Relationship With Food Has Changed After Studying Nutrition

Maybe this is just the nutrition weirdo in me, but I consider a person's relationship with food to be extremely important. Not just for health reasons, but also because it defines how you perceive the innate human activity of eating, which is something we spend a lot of time doing. If we're being honest, our …

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My Mental Health Story & How It Led Me to Nutrition

Let me start from the beginning. I'll try not to bore you with all of the details, but in order to understand where I am now, I think you need to know where it all started. My sophomore year of high school, I was diagnosed with generalized anxiety disorder and panic disorder, though I've been experiencing …

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Pros & Cons of New Year’s Resolutions

I know a lot of people who are either strongly for or strongly against the idea of New Year's resolutions. To be honest, I think that New Year's resolutions are a lot like nutrition: they really need to be considered on an individual basis. There are definitely arguments on both sides, both of which I …

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10 Ways to Combat Winter Blues

With daylight savings time ending and the needle on the temperature dial getting lower and lower, it's common for people to be feeling more down than usual. I know I've experienced it recently, and if you have too, keep reading. For this post, I'm focusing more on overall wellness rather than specifically nutrition. I want …

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7 Life Lessons I Learned From Working in a Bakery

My sophomore and junior years of college, I worked in a bakery on campus with one of the chefs from our Nutrition and Dietetics Department, Chef Todd. Throughout those 2 years, I learned a lot about baking. But I also learned a little bit about life too. Here are some of the valuable life lessons …

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