Eating Out with Food Allergies: The Basics

I’m a total foodie. Yes, I do adore cooking, but I loooooove to eat out. Always have, always will. I keep a running list of at least 100 restaurants on my phone that I’m plotting to test out next. New suggestions are always welcome. A lot of people are surprised by how much I like to eat out at restaurants. When it comes up, the response is usually, “Can you even eat there?” or, “How can you eat out so often with all of your food restrictions?” Well, my friends, it’s really not as hard as it seems. There was definitely an…

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College Life & Body Image

STORY TIME! Last week in my Health Psychology class, the topic was Eating & Exercise. We scratched the surface on “health,” myths behind dieting and exercise, and numerous psychological studies relating to various disordered eating patterns, like bingeing. I love when things regarding health and fitness come up in class, because I think it’s fascinating to see what the general public is being taught about those topics. If my health and fitness journey has taught me anything, it’s how many lies are perpetuated on the daily about what people need to do to be “healthy.” One of the psychological studies…

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Drinking Too Much Water: It’s a Thing

I want to talk about something that most people don’t even think is a real thing: OVERhydration. How many times a day do you read/hear/see a health or fitness expert saying that we all need to drink more water? Probably a freakin’ lot. It might be the most common piece of advice I hear health professionals give the general public. Dehydration is a serious problem. Tons of people do NOT drink enough throughout the day, and I used to be one of them. I used to hate water. I thought it tasted like rocks. (Like I know what rocks taste like?) Fast forward a few…

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When The Real Housewives Actually Get Real: Eating Disorders

Something totally crazy has been happening this past year in the TV world. The storylines on Bravo’s Real Housewives have actually been addressing REAL issues. It’s been very refreshing. And very interesting. I’m a total Housewives addict – Beverly Hills, Orange County, New Jersey, NYC, and now Dallas. My favorite parts of the week are kickin’ back with a cup of tea and bingeing on Housewives. I don’t care how many times I’ve seen an episode – the drama does NOT get old. But that’s what it’s always been – just drama. A fun escape from real life, and usually laughable because it’s so…

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