The Unconventional Dietitian Blog

Personal stories and tips about food, health and wellness.
Emotional Eating

Emotional Eating

Emotional eating. We are all familiar with it. Emotional eating is  broadly defined as food consumption that occurs due to your emotional state or cues such as boredom, loneliness, or anxiety.  It happens in a time of heightened emotions. Sometimes it occurs with...

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The Scoop on Protein Powder

The Scoop on Protein Powder

In the nutrition industry we focus on three different macronutrients - carbohydrates, fat, and protein. Carbs and fat have gotten a lot of attention with the dieting industry. The push is to limit or eliminate carbohydrates and increase fat, leaving protein as the...

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Yogurt – Healthy or Not?

Yogurt – Healthy or Not?

I get so many questions about yogurt – is it healthy or not? Here’s the Yogurt Showdown… everything you want to know (and maybe some things you did not even know you want to know) about choosing yogurt. While we all know what yogurt is, do you really know what yogurt...

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Creating Your Nutrition Principles

Creating Your Nutrition Principles

At any given time, there are at least 5 mainstream diets that have their own nutrition principles of how to be successful within that program. In part, that is what makes these diets work for the people who partake in them. The guidelines are clear, and when you are...

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Breaking Down Nutrition Bars

Breaking Down Nutrition Bars

Nutrition bars have been around for a while and the variety of them is steadily increasing. They serve as a means for providing the sense of sweetness and decadence without feeling like you’ve completely strayed away from your eating plan. Despite their savvy...

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The Impact of Alcohol on Hormones

The Impact of Alcohol on Hormones

In an ideal world, our hormones work together to keep us healthy and our body functioning at its best. But, when our hormones are out of balance or are not communicating well with each other, it can lead to both physical and mental health problems. According to recent...

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Non-Scale Victories

Non-Scale Victories

A lot of weight is put on weight. However, when measuring your progress to become a healthier you, weight is only a sliver of the pie. There are a lot of non-scale victories that can be important measures of success. While weight may be one of the most common measures...

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