Category: In the Rail blog

Why is diet change so hard?

I think I went home and cried the day my doctor told me I needed to cut gluten and dairy out of my diet. So, believe me that I know how hard it is to make a lifestyle change. Behavior change is something I’m studying in my Nutrition master’s program. I have a lot of…

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Hope!

If you’re like me, the recent climate change report has made you anxious the last couple of days. I’m not going to get into the science here, instead I’m going to give you hope. The report says we can do something, but we need to do it now. I have hope that you’ll join me.…

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The great September transition

I always loved going back to school as a kid. When July turned into August, the school supplies were moved to their own hectic corner at Target stores and the September issue of Teen magazine filled with fall fashion arrived in my mailbox. I started counting down the days until I could walk down my…

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It’s just 8 weeks

I’ve been procrastinating all week on my research assignment for class. This class is so out of my comfort zone. Research Methods. Just the name makes me shudder. It’s not about going to the library or how to interview people. It’s about Quantitative data. I even half-jokingly asked the research manager at my office if…

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There’s a real person here

I’m guessing the guy who sent me the disgusting message at work on Monday didn’t take a minute to think about how his words, emoticon, and “lol” would make me feel. He probably didn’t expect me to cry in the women’s bathroom. He probably doesn’t know that I left early and my best friend at…

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Seriously though, cut the sugar

I’m addicted to sugar and odds are you are, too. One reason is that nutrition labels make it really difficult to determine  how much we’re getting. As a nutrition student 3 classes in, it would be irresponsible for me to advise you on your specific needs, so I’ll just tell you what I’ve been reading…

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