Author Archive | Amanda

Do you Experience Decision Fatigue?

I read an awesome article in the New York Times Magazine yesterday about decision fatigue. I’d never heard that term before, but when I read about what it is, I quickly came to understand that decision fatigue is a major part of everyone’s life. Think of how many decisions you have to make each day. [...]

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You Need to lose 5 pounds–Says who?

Today’s post was inspired by a fantastic newsletter that was delivered to my inbox this morning. The email, sent by Institute for the Psychology of Eating, mentioned something so good I had to read it three times. Tell me if this sounds like your inner-voice: “You have to lose 5 pounds (or 10, 20).” “You’re [...]

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Fish burps be gone!

Probably the most frequent question I get from people is which supplements I take. To be honest, it rotates a bit depending on the season, stress-levels, etc., but there are 3 supplements that I always recommend (please remember I am not a doctor so if you have health conditions, check with him/her!): 1. Vitamin D: [...]

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Back on the map and managing expectations

I’ve resurfaced (yet again) and let me tell you, it’s been a whirlwind! I’ve been living in Western Massachusetts (Northampton, to be exact) for a little over 2 weeks now and I am in LOVE with this area. It’s the perfect mix of a funky, quirky, heady downtown and farm country. Perfect for me. Unfortunately, [...]

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Square Peg. Round Hole. (Or Round Butt. Tight Jeans)

Yesterday I went to dinner and a movie (Green Lantern–movie was meh, but Ryan Reynolds’  abs made up for it) and enjoyed one of my last gorgeous New York nights. If you need a catch-up, I’m moving from NYC to Western Massachusetts and this Thursday is officially my last day in the city. Anyway, at [...]

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I’m friggin’ obsessed: Coconut Oil

Friggin’ Obsessed day is usually Friday, but I’m MOVING this weekend! And not just moving across town..I’m moving to a new state! This born and bred New York gal is hauling herself over to Western Massachusetts (Northampton to be exact) where I will be completing my dietetic internship at Keene State College (which is in [...]

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Food IS Medicine

As you know, I just got back from the Food as Medicine conference in Bethesda, MD. I spent 4 glorious days listening to the rock stars of holistic/integrative medicine and nutrition, like Mark Hyman MD, Neal Barnard MD,  Kathie Swift MS RD, and Chef Rebecca Katz. This conference was reinforcement that integrative nutrition is 100% [...]

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