How to Make a Matcha Latte

As I mentioned in a previous post, I am a bit obsessed with matcha tea, and I have been for about 4 years now. It's such a great option for me personally, because I tend to get very jittery and anxious when I drink coffee. The chemical components of matcha facilitate a much slower release …

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Why Severely Restricting Calories Won’t Help You Lose Weight

While we would all like to think that the key to weight loss is simply "calories in vs. calories out," in reality, it's much more complicated than that. Restrictive fad diets and modalities would like us to believe otherwise with their overly simplistic, black-and-white rules. But the truth is, successful weight loss cannot be done …

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A Call To Support Local Farmers and Sustainable Farming Practices

We’ve all heard the phrase “eat local.” But many of us don’t understand why exactly we should be doing so. As a nutrition student studying in Missouri, I have been fortunate enough to experience agriculture first-hand and to meet many different kinds of farmers. Growing up in Rhode Island, I didn’t have much experience with …

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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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5 Ways to Prevent Overeating When You’re Working From Home

With most of the population working from home at the moment, we're all getting used to our "new normal" for the time being. And part of the new normal is eating all of our meals at home. I know many people, myself included, have concerns about this, since our routines are completely changing. Having access …

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Does Emergen-C Actually Work?

With all the sickness going around lately, people are searching high and low for ways to improve their immune systems. And vitamin C is well-known as a nutrient that improves immune function. This being the case, many people will take vitamin C supplements, such as Emergen-C in an effort to improve immunity and decrease their …

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What is Baby-Led Weaning?

As a dietetic intern, I have the privilege of working in several different nutrition-related settings. I've been fortunate enough to spend a lot of time counseling pregnant, breastfeeding, and weaning mothers and babies. Since this is one of my main areas of interest within the nutrition field, I've really enjoyed being able to work with …

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The Difference Between Matcha and Sencha Green Tea

Anyone who knows me well knows that I have a slight obsession with matcha green tea. It is a huge staple in my life. I really love to drink it in the morning instead of coffee and usually add honey and almond milk for flavor. To my surprise, there's this other tea called sencha tea …

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Butternut Squash & Sweet Potato Mash

It's that time of year again! The time for Friendsgivings, Thanksgivings, Christmas parties, and more! What's your favorite dish to bring to these occasions? Mine is definitely butternut squash and/or sweet potatoes! So I figured, what better dish to enjoy than a combination of the two? This is a simple, very low sugar, very tasty side …

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