I Hate Breastfeeding

I hate breastfeeding and I’m here to talk about it! I thought that perhaps, somewhere, someone out there needs to hear that I – the Nutrition Lady – too, hate breastfeeding, and that it might be helpful to hear how I’m trying to get my head around stopping, even as we’re bombarded with breast is best messaging, even with 10 years of nutrition education.

Change

Change, they say, is one of the few things you can count on in life. Nothing lasts forever. All good things must come to an end. Closing one door opens another. All true. When I went back to work after maternity leave it felt good, but not great. Once Niko started daycare and Paul and… 

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Three Ways I Achieved a Healthy Relationship With Food

Last week a colleague* complained to me that her mouth was sore from having eaten an entire bag of sour candies the evening prior. “This needs to stop,” she told me, “It’s out of control. It’s like this every evening these days.” I listened to her empathetically. I’ve been there; but not for a very… 

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10 ways you can change the way you speak to be more body positive

Sticks and stones can break our bones… but words matter, folks. I tend to cringe when I hear people talk about “cheat” days or eating “clean” or eating a “naughty” treat. For starters, labelling foods as “good” or “bad”, “clean” or “naughty”, causes so much unnecessary anxiety for people. Imagine being hungry at an event… 

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judge not

Here’s a scene that plays out in my life fairly frequently: someone leans in to me over their kale salad / green smoothie / cold-pressed juice and tells me in wide-eyed whispers about the crap they saw so-and-so eating the other day. Or, a friend relays a story about having seen a colleague in their… 

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Live Well – marathons

On Sunday morning I huddled in a hotel kitchenette in Rotterdam, attempting (unsuccessfully) to post my weekly curation of food, nutrition, and health articles from Paul’s ipad. Paul, in the main part of our hotel room does his final preparations for the day’s marathon. We head out into the day, each with jobs to do. His, to… 

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Live Well – first running clinic

Today’s Live Well post is another in the series by my good friend Lindsay Goodridge. It’s my first running clinic and I’m feeling a little bit nervous. I’ve never been a participant before, I’ve only every coached them. Is this what my participants go through?! I’m thinking of reasons not to go… it’s raining… I have a… 

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Live Well – Why do YOU want to exercise?

This Live Well post is the first guest post by my very dear and extraordinarily talented friend Lindsay Goodridge: These are some things I know to be true: Getting back into exercise is hard! Maintaining an active lifestyle that is balanced and not made of rules is hard! Exercising when things hurt or when you’re recovering… 

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