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Eleanor Kohlsaat

Norwich, Vermont
I'm a certified health counselor and writer. I spent half a lifetime struggling with food and my weight, bouncing from one diet to the next, before I finally figured out the only way to win the diet game is not to play. Rather than viewing food as the enemy, I learned to love eating healthy,... Full Bio
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Celery root: The butterfly of vegetables by Eleanor Kohlsaat Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Eating Last April, to reward ourselves for surviving an especially grueling winter, my husband and I drove up to Montreal for the weekend. Now, Montreal might not seem li ... Read on »
Change your consciousness! by Eleanor Kohlsaat Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Eating A cute teenage girl is washing her hair in the shower. Cut to a shot of blood running down the drain. The girl’s mouth drops open in a scream: sitting on the shower floor i ... Read on »
Don't drink the (diet) Kool-Aid by Eleanor Kohlsaat Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Eating All of a sudden, fat is no longer evil. Fans of real food have known this for a long time, but now mainstream nutrition is beginning to wake up (better late than never! ... Read on »
How to eat healthy without going broke by Eleanor Kohlsaat Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Eating © Gualberto Becerra | Dreamstime.com The guy bagging my groceries at the food co-op gazed at my bags of brown rice and kale and onions and walnuts and s ... Read on »
Beet it... just beet it. (Whoo!) by Eleanor Kohlsaat Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Eating All right, I suppose it will take more than goofy ‘80s references to make beets sound appealing. They’re one of those vegetables, like turnips and brussels sprouts ... Read on »
Feed yourself first by Eleanor Kohlsaat Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Eating I’ve just had one of those hellish weeks that come at you out of nowhere. One of our cats quit eating and wedged herself into a dark corner of a closet, never a go ... Read on »
Stovetop baked beans by Eleanor Kohlsaat Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Eating All the good stuff is starting to come into the farmer’s markets now: lettuce, peas, kale, zucchini, beets, and those incredible STRAWBERRIES, so transcendentally ... Read on »
Make your food issues work for you by Eleanor Kohlsaat Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Eating Hold on a minute, you say. I’m sick and tired of my food issues. I wish I could be like other people and just eat whatever I want without thinking about it. Sure, ... Read on »
Royal comfort food by Eleanor Kohlsaat Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Eating Photo by T. Yoshizawa At the royal wedding a couple weeks ago, while everyone else obsessed over Kate’s dress and the hallucinatory hats, my attention w ... Read on »
Break out of your diet rut! by Eleanor Kohlsaat Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Eating Are you starting to see spring flowers popping up in your neighborhood? I envy you! In northern New England, where I live, winter really hangs on for dear life. Here’s ... Read on »
Sauerkraut: Going with your gut by Eleanor Kohlsaat Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Eating I’ve always been fascinated by energy medicine, the healing tradition that suggests every disease has specific emotional issues behind it. For example, spinal and joint ... Read on »
Eat less? Good luck with that! by Eleanor Kohlsaat Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Eating Well, the USDA’s 2011 Dietary Guidelines for Americans have been out for a month now, and after about thirty seconds in the news spotlight, they’ve faded out of view. W ... Read on »
What to eat so you don't bonk by Eleanor Kohlsaat Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Eating © Galina Barskaya/Dreamstime.com A friend who’s training for the Boston Marathon sent me a Facebook message recently. “I need to change how I eat on rac ... Read on »
Mistakes were made: What to do when you overdo it by Eleanor Kohlsaat Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Eating In the middle of a violent wind- and rainstorm last week, the power went out. This was around lunchtime. By evening, the juice still wasn’t back on, so I dialed my husb ... Read on »
Cooking: Even more important than I thought! by Eleanor Kohlsaat Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Eating I’ve never been tempted to try a raw food diet, partly because I live in a chilly climate and the thought of eating cold food in the wintertime sends shivers down my spi ... Read on »
What's up with gluten-free all of a sudden? by Eleanor Kohlsaat Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Eating I’ll be honest: not long ago I considered gluten-free eating to be just another fad diet. Of course, I understood that people with celiac disease -- in which the body t ... Read on »
Making soup the main event by Eleanor Kohlsaat Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Eating I’m not a big fan of soup served at the beginning of a meal, as an appetizer. The truth is, I don’t understand the point of appetizers in general. Are they supposed t ... Read on »
I want candy: How to handle Halloween by Eleanor Kohlsaat Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Eating This post first appeared on Make Friends With Food last October. With the holiday goody season on the horizon, I thought it might be useful to run it again.   Have ... Read on »
Real food transcends politics by Eleanor Kohlsaat Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Eating I’ve been sampling a bunch of new food blogs lately, following random links, allowing one website to lead me to the next in that odd way the Internet has of taking you ... Read on »
The pros and cons of overeating by Eleanor Kohlsaat Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Eating Wait a minute... there’s an upside to out-of-control eating? Of course there is. Otherwise, people wouldn’t do it. If you really want to change your eating behavior bu ... Read on »