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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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Recession muffins by Eleanor Kohlsaat Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Eating I have to say, despite my experiments with protein-rich breakfasts, I still prefer a bowl of oatmeal or millet porridge (I add plenty of chopped nuts, so there’s your prote ... Read on »
Let's get real about our pants by Eleanor Kohlsaat Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Eating I just stumbled across the worst diet advice I’ve read in a long time... and that’s saying something. It was in a USA Today article called “Weight-Loss Challenge: 13 T ... Read on »
Try a savory breakfast, instead of sweet by Eleanor Kohlsaat Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Eating When breakfast time rolls around, many of us automatically reach for something sweet-tasting. As kids, we grew up on sugary breakfasts: Lucky Charms, Cap’n Crunch, P ... Read on »
Chocolate that grabs your attention by Eleanor Kohlsaat Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Eating The last time I posted about my favorite health food -- chocolate -- a reader suggested I try Taza chocolate, a small brand based in Somerville, Mass. With so ... Read on »
Coupons: Not such a deal by Eleanor Kohlsaat Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Eating Like a lot of people, I’m always looking to save a buck on groceries, so I dutifully check the coupons in the Sunday paper. Most weeks, though, I end up paging through the i ... Read on »
An appeal for kelp by Eleanor Kohlsaat Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Eating Unless you're a sushi fan, you might flinch at the idea of eating seaweed. But guess what: you probably consume seaweed every day without knowing it. Countless fo ... Read on »
Take a TV break! by Eleanor Kohlsaat Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Eating A break from your TV, that is. This is a good example of a small, relatively painless step that can improve your health in the new year (see my post about do-able r ... Read on »
Forget resolutions. How about New Year's intentions? by Eleanor Kohlsaat Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Eating New Year’s resolutions seem to have fallen out of style lately, and with good reason, I think. A friend explained it best: “I don’t make resolutions anymore. I always end u ... Read on »
Vegetables that stand up to storage by Eleanor Kohlsaat Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Eating If you’re like me and go grocery shopping only once a week, you probably find your fresh vegetable options shrinking progressively as the week goes on. You want to include ... Read on »
A restaurant rant by Eleanor Kohlsaat Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Eating I don’t go out to eat that often. First of all, who can afford it anymore? Secondly, whatever the restaurant is serving, I can usually make a better version myself. It ... Read on »
Semi-local food: Avocado by Eleanor Kohlsaat Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Eating I’m as dedicated a fan of local food as you’ll find anywhere, but I have to confess: I also love the winter months, when it’s all but impossible to be a pure locavor ... Read on »
Our doomed love affair with diets by Eleanor Kohlsaat Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Eating It’s that time of year again. Time for weight-loss programs to ramp up their ad campaigns. You know, the ones featuring newly slim B-list celebrities parading around ... Read on »
Cooking with local food by Eleanor Kohlsaat Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Eating I've been restraining myself from buying new cookbooks lately. Between the cookbooks I already have, the food publications I read, and the wealth of ideas I encounter onlin ... Read on »
We're running dangerously low on waffles by Eleanor Kohlsaat Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Eating I had difficulty deciding whether or not to write about this topic. (Yep... I went back and forth a few times.) Kelloggs’ Eggo waffles are expected be in short supply ... Read on »
A matter of taste by Eleanor Kohlsaat Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Eating Ever wonder why processed foods often taste better than the real things they’re supposed to imitate? Cake mixes, for example. It’s not easy to bake a cake from scratch ... Read on »
A matter of taste by Eleanor Kohlsaat Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Eating Ever wonder why processed foods often taste better than the real things they’re supposed to imitate? Cake mixes, for example. It’s not easy to bake a cake from scratc ... Read on »
What to eat before and after Thanksgiving by Eleanor Kohlsaat Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Eating You’ve probably encountered a lot of advice these past couple weeks about how to navigate the nutritional minefield that is Thanksgiving. (Some of it may have even come ... Read on »
What to eat before and after Thanksgiving by Eleanor Kohlsaat Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Eating You’ve probably encountered a lot of advice these past couple weeks about how to navigate the nutritional minefield that is Thanksgiving. (Some of it may have even co ... Read on »
Yes, you do have time to exercise by Eleanor Kohlsaat Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Eating As readers of previous posts already know, I’m not a huge fan of "official" exercise. By official, I mean 45 minutes of weights twice per week, 60 minutes of cardio fiv ... Read on »
Yes, you do have time to exercise by Eleanor Kohlsaat Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Eating As readers of previous posts already know, I’m not a huge fan of "official" exercise. By official, I mean 45 minutes of weights twice per week, 60 minutes of cardio f ... Read on »