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Why Do I Use Intuitive Eating?

"Clients learn to find enjoyment with food again, as well as respect and appreciation for their bodies."

woman eating pizza

While I find myself to be an Intuitive Eater, the more I work with clients, the more I see this concept does not necessarily come naturally for them or has gotten buried deep from years of dieting and needs to be brought back to the surface. Using the concepts of Intuitive Eating with my clients, I’ve found that it guides them out of having to deal with the guilt, shame, and constant repeat yo-yo battle dieting brings to their life. They learn to find enjoyment with food again, as well as respect and appreciation for their bodies.

3 Swaps for Healthier Holiday Baking

3 Swaps for Healthier Holiday Baking

The Holidays are in full swing which can be a difficult time for people who are trying to maintain a healthy diet. Try these healthy baking swaps in order to eat, drink, and be merry without any added guilt this Holiday season!

  1. Cut the Fat:

Reduce the total fat in your recipe by cutting the amount of butter or oil in half and replacing it with an equal amount of:

Recipe: Smokey BBQ Spiced Pumpkin Seeds

Smoky BBQ Spiced Pumpkin Seeds

(recipe courtesy of skinnytaste)

Yield: 6 servings, Serving Size: 1/4 cup
Total Time: 50 minutes

INGREDIENTS:

  • 1 ½ cup unshelled, raw pumpkin seeds
  • 1 1/4 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground mustard
  • 1/4 teaspoon light brown sugar
  • 4 to 5 squirts olive oil spray

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Meet the RD!

Hi there! I’m Jenny—Registered Dietitian (RD), and full-time wife & mom! 

 
Background

I’ve been a RD for going on about 8 years after obtaining my Masters in Dietetics from Eastern Illinois University. My drive to become a RD started in high school during a Careers class where we were encouraged to think about our college & career goals. I've always had an interest in nutrition and the foods I ate because of numerous sports activities throughout high school; I could feel this career calling my name. To gain a better understanding of what being a RD was all about, I shadowed experienced RDs and also worked part-time at a health club as well as in the dietary department of the local community hospital.

6 Tips for Staying Healthy as a New Mom

Jenny and HagenMarch 4th 2018 will be a day that forever changed my life. My husband, Josh, and I welcomed our first child, a baby girl named Hagen, into the world. People always told me that having children would, "change your life," "is the best thing that could ever happen to you," and "is like no experience you will ever have," but you just never truly grasp that until you hold your child for the first time. And yes, while my life has changed immensely over the past year, I wouldn't have it any other way. Like any change, you simply learn to strategize and adjust with the new way of life.

Here are six tips & strategies that any non-RD can easily do to find balance as a happy and healthy mom:

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