This is my last travel weekend (aside from going home for the holidays) of 2017. HALLELUJAH.
It feels like I’ve been out of town almost every weekend. I looked back and realized I’ve traveled 5 out of the past 7 weekends and was like “ohhhhh, that’s why I want to be at home all the time lately.” While on the one hand traveling is completely in my control and exciting…man, I’m ready to stay put.
I’m flying out to Chicago this evening for FNCE – the annual food and nutrition conference which is basically a huge food and networking fest. With some nutrition thrown in there 🙂 Here are some recaps of 2015 and 2016.
This year is a bit different because we are missing three of our pals…Anne, Alex and Kylie because they all drank the same kool aid at FNCE last year and became pregnant within a few months of each other. Alex just had her baby and Anne and Kylie are going to pop anytime now…so so exciting. We will miss them! But there are lots of other RDs I’m excited to meet up with including Alexis, Rachael, Alissa and Kara to name a few. I always leave FNCE feeling super inspired. Even though the internet is a beautiful thing because it allows you to connect with like minded people…I rarely get to spend some much real life time with with these RDs who do similar things to myself so when I do, it is so refreshing.
Between everything going on with FNCE, my high school friends and college friends also live in Chicago so I have some fun plans with them. Nick’s family also lives right outside Chicago so I’m staying with Sabrina (Nick’s sister) and her husband all weekend and I’ll get to see them too. Killing so many birds with one stone on this trip – it will be busy but fun!
I’m not sure exactly what the weekend will entail except a lot of awesome food, good conversations and really good people. I’ll be on insta stories if you want to following along there. And if you’re going to FNCE let me know – I’d love to meet you!
EVERYTHING BAGELS ON REPEAT
In other news…I’m currently having a long moment with DIY everything bagels. Whole Foods doesn’t carry a good everything bagel (and that’s where we grocery shop because it’s the closest to our apt) so I’ve been making my own at home with TJs everything but the bagel seasoning.
Breakfast this morning – and really all week – has been a toasted whole wheat bagel spread with regular old cream cheese and sprinkled with the seasoning. Along with scrambled eggs and a banana + pb which I ate right when I woke up before a client call and then had this breakfast afterward. Lazy girl scrambled egg trick –> crack the eggs over the pan and let them cook for a minute and then swirl the yolk around in the pan. They don’t scramble as well (hence the egg white being more distinct from the yellow) but you save a bowl. Lately, I have been feeling so hungry between the hours of 6am and noon. As in, I need like two breakfasts, and then my appetite tapers off after lunch. I’m always hungry in the morning, but this is more intense than usual, I’m just rolling with it and even if the breakfast doesn’t fill me up like I thought, I just eat a snack when I get hungry. No I’m not pregs, I was drinking margaritas last night.
Any breakfasts you’ve been into lately? Share! It’s my favorite meal forever and always.
CURRENTLY DROOLING OVER…
These spiced apple cupcakes with caramel buttercream Kylie posted today look like the epitome of fall dessert and I want to triple the frosting recipe so I have it on hand 24/7. Like to smear on graham crackers for a snack. That sounds fab. I plan on making these cupcakes next week for no reason at all except…because.
I’m collaborating with INSPIRDtoSEEK and will be doing a seminar on bridging the gap between clinical nutrition and Intuitive Eating and Health At Every Size that startS October 26th (Tuesday!) We will be diving into the evidenced-based perspective of IE/HAES, connecting the psychological and emotional aspects of IE to human physiology and clinical nutrition, and discuss how to neutralize diet language for patients diagnosed with a medical condition.
When I started practicing as an RD I was definitely very clinically minded (pushing plant based diets and kale like it was the magical cure for everything) and didn’t know as much about IE/HAES. It wasn’t until I went through some hormonal chaos of my own that I started to really dig into the research. I think bringing the two together is so important so I hope this talk is helpful for RDs, aspiring RDs, health professionals or anyone interested! You don’t need to be available on Tuesday for the webinar – you can access it at any time. And you’ll earn 2 CPEs. Seminars are also 50% off this month if you enter code BIRTHDAY30 at checkout. That’s a WIN! You can read more and register here.
ANTI- DIET PODCAST
And if you’re interested in a podcast for the weekend, Kristen Cillo invited me on her podcast, The Everyday Woman, this past week and we chatted about lots including periods and hormones and so many other things. If you want to listen to the episode and all her other life giving episodes you can check that out here!
Have a great weekend!