An Exciting Announcement!

Hello everyone! Today, I have an exciting announcement to share with you all... I have officially launched MFF Nutrition Consulting! Through this new branch of MFF, I now offer virtual nutrition consultations with both initial and check-in sessions. I am so excited to begin this new venture and to work 1-on-1 with my readers! Initial …

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My Work-From-Home Routine

It has now been about a month since my internship pulled us from our hospital rotations. At first, I didn't really know what to do with myself. While I had things I knew I needed to get done, I found it extremely difficult to accomplish anything without a set schedule. After a week of basically …

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Warning Signs of a Fad Diet

Oh fad diets... The bane of every dietitian's existence. These diets are usually the ones making ridiculous and unrealistic claims. Yet many people are still drawn to them, which is what they are designed to do. One of the main reasons I started blogging as a nutrition student was to dispel false diet advice. And …

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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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