Health knowledge made personal

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
› Share page:

Posts

Sort by: Most recent | Name
How to spread healthy eating habits by Eleanor Kohlsaat Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Eating No, it’s not your imagination: obesity is contagious. Studies have shown that people whose friends and family are overweight are more likely to be overweight t ... Read on »
Our uncontrollable American appetites by Eleanor Kohlsaat Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Eating What does the BP oil spill have to do with your waistline? A lot, says this article in last weekend’s New York Times magazine. The federal deregulation that pa ... Read on »
Local food: Spinach by Eleanor Kohlsaat Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Eating So there you are at the farm stand, where everything looks nice and fresh and green (and it has been mostly greens around here up until now, although your season ma ... Read on »
Have it your way? Not so much by Eleanor Kohlsaat Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Eating Remember that great scene in “When Harry Met Sally” where Meg Ryan creates a disturbance in a restaurant? No, not that scene. I’m talking about the one in which she order ... Read on »
The most important meal of the day by Eleanor Kohlsaat Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Eating Breakfast, right? As is so often the case with nutrition, it depends on you. After my previous post, where I said that lunch should ideally be the largest meal ... Read on »
Get a sense of hummus! by Eleanor Kohlsaat Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Eating It’s around 4 p.m., you’re at your desk, and you didn’t have the time or foresight to eat a decent-sized healthy lunch (which ideally should be the largest meal of ... Read on »
What would you think about if you didn't think about food? by Eleanor Kohlsaat Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Eating If you haven’t noticed, I talk about food a lot on this blog - it’s called “Make Friends With Food,” after all - and not once have I found myself at a loss for idea ... Read on »
Hate to eat alone? Or love it? by Eleanor Kohlsaat Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Eating A friend recently told me she always eats more healthfully when she’s with other people. When she eats alone, she says, there’s no real starting point or ending point to ... Read on »
When the foods you love don't love you by Eleanor Kohlsaat Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Eating Imagine a food you really enjoy, one you eat almost every day and can’t picture living without. Now think: what would you do if you found out that food was making y ... Read on »
New rules could put small farms out of business by Eleanor Kohlsaat Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Eating Oh, no, not again! Nationally distributed bags of romaine lettuce are being recalled because of E. coli contamination. Meanwhile, the Food and Drug Administrat ... Read on »
If I can roast a chicken, you can too! by Eleanor Kohlsaat Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Eating I'm not what you'd call an ambitious cook -- I tend to make the same uncomplicated dishes over and over -- but even so, there’s no excuse for my having gotten ... Read on »
Local food: Fiddleheads by Eleanor Kohlsaat Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Eating It may sound like the name of a chain restaurant, the type that would serve all-you-can-eat breadsticks, but fiddleheads are actually a delicious wild green that ta ... Read on »
Let them eat buns! by Eleanor Kohlsaat Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Eating Health fans everywhere are expressing disbelief at KFC’s over-the-top Double Down sandwich, consisting of bacon, melted cheese, and creamy sauce encased by two deep ... Read on »
Cinnamon: A very nice spice by Eleanor Kohlsaat Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Eating How often does something as delicious as cinnamon also offer so many health benefits? (Well, quite often, if you consider how many incredible fruits and vegetables we ... Read on »
Which do you trust more: Packaged food, or homemade? by Eleanor Kohlsaat Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Eating You may have heard about those new regulations in New York City public schools banning the sale of homemade cookies and brownies at school fundraisers. Only specific ... Read on »
On eating and writing by Eleanor Kohlsaat Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Eating For the past couple of years, I’ve been working on a novel -- researching, writing, and revising. If you’ve ever tackled this sort of project, you know the road is lo ... Read on »
Local food: Chives by Eleanor Kohlsaat Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Eating Here’s my idea for a new cable TV show: The Distracted Gardener. It would be aimed at people who start out the season with all good intentions, but then forget to thin their ... Read on »
Why you hate certain foods (& how to like them if you want) by Eleanor Kohlsaat Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Eating Were you a picky eater as a kid? It’s quite common for children to go through a phase where they won’t touch anything but noodles, American cheese, chicken nuggets, a ... Read on »
Could you have an eating disorder? by Eleanor Kohlsaat Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Eating When you think of somebody with an eating disorder, what comes to mind? A teenage girl with anorexia or bulimia? Until recently, experts considered anorexia (in ... Read on »