I Used to Know Everything! (Me and the Dunning-Kruger Effect)

I Used to Know Everything! (Me and the Dunning-Kruger Effect)

I have a confession. I used to know everything about nutrition. I was an expert. I was a victim of the Dunning-Kruger Effect. See, I was a chubby kid—not obese—but carrying enough extra weight where I was teased and picked last for teams in gym class. The summer...
Making Sense of Nutrition News, Part II

Making Sense of Nutrition News, Part II

As discussed in Making Sense of Nutrition News, Part I, nutrition research and knowledge over the past few decades grew at a staggering rate. I’ve been adjunct (part-time) faculty over 20 years and have a unique perspective of hearing what my students know and...
Hi, My Name is Neily – Today is a Special Day

Hi, My Name is Neily – Today is a Special Day

Today is a special day—an anniversary I acknowledge every year, but not publicly. This is a first, a vulnerable moment. Thirty years ago was my last drink. Yes, I was a mere child (smile), barely old enough to drink alcohol. I will never forget the day, the event,...
The #1 Diet You Don’t Know About, But Should

The #1 Diet You Don’t Know About, But Should

What’s the #1 Diet? January is the month of do-overs, start overs, and New Year’s resolutions. For the 7th year in a row, a diet you likely have not heard of topped the list at #1 diet for Best Overall by U.S. News & World Report. Each year since 2011 U.S....
Are you making these grocery store mistakes?

Are you making these grocery store mistakes?

With so many choices and thousands of new products every year, walking into a grocery store is challenging. It’s difficult knowing how to shop smart. In this interview with one of my dietetic interns, Carolyn Moore*, we busted a few myths and talked common...
A secret to weight management: Honoring hunger and fullness

A secret to weight management: Honoring hunger and fullness

One of the most important things my clients work on when we begin our coaching relationship is to honor hunger and fullness. It’s one of the best ways to break away from the diet mentality. There are many examples of how this propels my clients forward in establishing...