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All posts by Roberta Schwartz Wennik, MS, RDN

Eating Disorders in a Land of Plenty

April 2, 2019
Eating Disorders in a Land of Plenty
Anorexia, Bingeing, Bulimia, Orthorexia  — eating disorders of one sort or another. Whatever the name, people who experience these conditions have an unhealthy relationship with food. An anorexic tries to avoid calories like the plague. Theirs is an issue of control. Bingers can’t stop...

Are You Metabolically Flexible?

March 26, 2018
Are You Metabolically Flexible?
How many diets have you been on?  Were you successful on any of them, losing the weight?  Yet, the weight returned and you wonder what you did wrong. Actually, you did nothing wrong except ignoring your body’s biology.  As hard as you work to lose weight, your body will try to maintain the status...

Your Diet Failures Were Not in Vain

March 24, 2018
Your Diet Failures Were Not in Vain
As I discussed in my last post, “Tripping Over the Truth”, to enact change, you often have to get to a point where you’re so discontent with the way things are, that you feel like you’re a volcano that’s about to erupt.  You can’t take it anymore and finally decide it’s time to take...

Tripping Over the Truth — Why Diets Fail You

March 21, 2018
Tripping Over the Truth — Why Diets Fail You
I’m reading a great book by Chip and Dan Heath called “The Power of Moments”. They dive into the subject of making life more meaningful by increasing the number of memorable moments we have in life.  When you think back on the years you’ve lived, how many memorable moments were there?  The...

A Food Picture Is Worth a Thousand Words or Is it?

March 19, 2018
A Food Picture Is Worth a Thousand Words or Is it?
I was reading a very good article from the March 2018 issue of the magazine, Food & Wine.  The article called “On Food Photography” was a roundtable discussion between Andrew Zimmern, the television food personality, photographer Christina Holmes, chef Camille Becerra, food stylist Victoria...

What Happens Together Gets Wired Together

September 27, 2017
What Happens Together Gets Wired Together
When I say the word “movie”, what is the first thing that comes to your mind?  Most people would say “popcorn”.  Heck, it doesn’t seem like the full experience without having both!  But, have popcorn every time you go to the movies and now you’re hard-wired for movies and popcorn. When...

Shame on You, Food Network Star

June 16, 2017
Shame on You, Food Network Star
Your first episode of the 2017 season of Food Network Star aired recently, showcasing thirteen lucky contestants vying to become the next Food Network Star.  It’s a coveted win because with it, the contestant ends up with his or her own cooking show. From the onset of the program, hosts Bobby...

Sleep is Like a Computer Reboot

March 6, 2017
Sleep is Like a Computer Reboot
In the February 2017 issue of Time magazine, there was an article called “The Sleep Cure” by Alice Park.  With my having insomnia, I knew this was an article I had to read.  Was there something in it suggesting ways to easily fall asleep without any sleep aids?  Would her article corroborate...

Are Wearable Fitness Trackers Helping Us to Be Healthier?

October 28, 2016
Are Wearable Fitness Trackers Helping Us to Be Healthier?
Last year I got a Fitbit, more for tracking what I was doing than for encouraging me to do more exercise.  I’ve always been good about doing floor exercises in the morning and getting out for a walk as often as possible (which reminds me, I need to go for a walk when I get done posting this!). ...

Northwest Tea Festival 2016

October 4, 2016
Northwest Tea Festival 2016
Even though Seattle may be known for having a Starbucks on almost every corner, we’re also big tea drinkers. (You have to be with our gray winters!) I love tea as much or more than coffee, so I went to the Northwest Tea Festival to learn more about tea. I attended a number of lectures and workshops,...