February 27, 2015

Links I like: Eating Disorder Awareness Week

Happy Friday! Before I turn to this special edition of Links I Like, I want to offer a little plagiarism public service announcement. 

Please don't plagiarize. And if you are a registered dietitian, especially do not plagiarize another RD's work. I work very hard on my On Nutrition columns for The Seattle Times. I choose my topics carefully, I make sure I have all my facts straight, and I try to write them in a way that is acessible to everyone, easy to read, informative and maybe even fun to read. So imagine my ire yesterday afternoon, I received an email from someone I don't even know (bless her), with the subject head "Think someone stole your article, Carrie!" Imagine how much my ire increased when I realized it wasn't some random blogger, but an RD.

I'll let you compare:
I mean, seriously? She didn't even change my subheads!

In more serious business, this week is National Eating Disorders Awareness Week. This week's links follow that theme:

And the three On Nutrition columns I've written about eating disorders:

I'm excited to be at a two day motivational interviewing workshop today and tomorrow (fellow RDs, I'm sure you know about Molly Kellogg and how fabulous she is). I hope to do a good bit of cooking on Sunday for the week ahead, and maybe squeeze some vegetable garden cleanup amongst my, ahem, writing projects. Have a fabulous weekend!

P.S. On Monday, I'll post about my new job.

February 23, 2015

On Nutrition: Food combining

Happy Monday! If you didn't catch my latest On Nutrition column in yesterday's Seattle Times, "Carbs and protein don't mix--and other 'nutrition urban legends'," check it out. The idea for this column started with an email from a reader who was told by a friend while on vacation that he should eat fruit on an empty stomach. His friend cited a source for this information, but the source was no one he was familiar with. He emailed me to ask if it was true.

At that point, I filed it away in my head as a possible future column, but when, in the next week, two different patients made comments like, "But I thought you weren't supposed to eat protein and carbs together," I knew I need to write about this topic asap. As I said in my column, I fell for this nutrition myth 20 years ago, and plenty of people still fall for it despite the fact that there is NO science to support it.

February 20, 2015

Links I Like: 02.20.15

Happy Friday! This is the last weak of scarce blog posts, as my to-do list will finally dip below superhuman levels this week, and I will be settling into my new routine. I'll talk about my new part-time job (I'm still at Northwest Natural Health) as soon as I actually start it (I'm superstitious that way). So far I've just been going through standard new employee orientation. I did gather up some good links, too:

Have a lovely weekend!