Category Archives: Stefania’s Nutrition Corner

Enough is Enough – And More Reasons to Hold Your Tongue

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I sit here wondering how to channel my thoughts into something constructive for this post.  But I can’t, because I am so unbelievably frustrated with the pervasiveness of body shaming. Have you ever been going through your day, minding your own business, when someone makes an intrusive comment about your body?  “You look too skinny […]

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Babies & Beer: A Case of Lost in Translation

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I awoke one morning last week to a radio announcer reading the latest news headline: “Great reports this morning coming out of the UK…A new study says drinking in pregnancy is now safe”, he said.  “Now mum doesn’t always have to be DD (designated driver)”, he joked on. Despite my fuzzy morning brain, the skeptic […]

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Do You Want To Be A Skinny Cow?

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Many years of nutrition studies can make you think about food in funny ways.  Over the past six years, my mind has been trained to see foods from many angles, including the perspective of a dietitian, a marketer, a health communicator, and consumer. Sometimes, these perspectives blend together in strange ways, and lead to me […]

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Shopping for the Good Stuff

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If I were to ask you how many food decisions you make in a day, what would your answer be?  Would you say three, one for each meal? Or maybe six or seven, adding in a couple of snacks and coffee runs? Believe it or not, researchers at Cornell University have estimated that we make […]

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The WHAT Diet?!

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As a dietitian, there are fad diets and super foods that I see which I typically scoff at or laugh off.  After all, every new day brings reports about the latest and greatest. Today, however, I had an experience that left me with my jaw on the ground. Walking past a Coles in the local […]

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Reshuffling the Biggest Loser

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My post last week revolved around the horrors of the Biggest Loser, and how the show shamelessly promotes anti-fat messaging.   This show, which some claim is entertainment, is far from that.  It is a platform for mockery and humiliation, doing very little to improve the overall emotional well-being of the contestants. This week, I […]

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Who Really Is the Biggest Loser?

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In conversation with a client this week, I was asked a question about weight loss I had never been asked before: “What do you think of The Biggest Loser?”  In truth, I had never seen an episode, but that all changed this week when I finally sat down to watch one. For those of you […]

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1 Little, 2 Little, 3 Little Calories…

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As a Registered Dietitian, I have been taught to count calories down to the tenth of a decimal place.  Calorie counts are sometimes needed in my line of work, and so I have been trained accordingly.  What I fail to understand, however, is why others feel compelled to count calories in such detail. Calories have […]

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Why I Wish I Could Fire Dr. Oz

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Oh, Dr. Mehmet Oz!  The Brad Pitt of the medical world.  Swooned by millions of fans and followers, it is difficult to escape his name in the health field today. Initially a medical correspondent for the Oprah Winfrey show, Dr. Oz has been blessed by Oprah’s midas touch.  He has skyrocketed into fame within a […]

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