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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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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 »
Not a health food: Pancakes from a can by Eleanor Kohlsaat Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Eating It’s been a while since I’ve written a "Not a Health Food" post. To be honest, the fun had kind of gone out of it. I mean, there are so many processed foods out there ... Read on »
Gaining weight as you get older: It's avoidable by Eleanor Kohlsaat Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Eating Remember when you were a kid and you could eat anything you wanted -- cookies, ice cream, Halloween candy galore -- and not gain an ounce? At a certain point, yo ... Read on »
A chef's healthy eating crusade by Eleanor Kohlsaat Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Eating Ordinarily I have no patience for reality TV -- it gives me a headache -- but last Friday night, a friend called to tell me to check out Jamie Oliver’s new show “ Food Revo ... Read on »
Thinking of trying a cleansing diet? by Eleanor Kohlsaat Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Eating It must be spring: the robins have returned, the crocuses are peeking up through the earth, and we’re starting to hear a lot about cleansing diets. Spring is the ... Read on »
Weight Watchers and McDonald’s: Unholy alliance by Eleanor Kohlsaat Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Eating Here’s the oddest bit of nutrition news I’ve heard lately: Weight Watchers has approved three McDonald’s menu items , including Chicken McNuggets, as part of its diet ... Read on »
Being healthy at every size by Eleanor Kohlsaat Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Eating Today I'm thrilled to publish a guest post by Margarita Tartakovsky MS . Margarita writes a fantastic blog called Weightless on the website PsychCentral , where she offers t ... Read on »
Taste of the tropics: Coconut oil by Eleanor Kohlsaat Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Eating If you’ve been wondering if coconut oil is good for you or not, you’re not alone. Some health experts praise coconut oil for its immune-boosting abilities, its antibact ... Read on »
Local food: Sprouts by Eleanor Kohlsaat Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Eating Local food? ...in March? ...in New England? Sure, if you grow your own sprouts. After all, your kitchen counter is as local as it gets! I just harvested my fir ... Read on »
The real reason the French don't get fat by Eleanor Kohlsaat Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Eating Chances are you’ve heard of the “French Paradox”: the puzzling fact that French people don’t suffer from anywhere near the obesity rates as we do in the United States, even ... Read on »
Have a healthy snack attack by Eleanor Kohlsaat Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Eating Wouldn’t it be nice if whenever we got hungry, something healthy and delicious would magically appear? Needless to say, that’s not the universe we live in. In th ... Read on »
How often should you weigh yourself? by Eleanor Kohlsaat Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Eating Be honest: Did you wake up this morning, use the bathroom, remove any clothing, and hop on the scale so you could weigh yourself at your lightest moment of the day? ... Read on »
Get an attitude about food by Eleanor Kohlsaat Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Eating Okay, we know junk food is killing us. We can’t escape the statistics: diabetes, cancer, heart disease, all on the gallop, thanks to our overconsumption of processed ... Read on »
Garden wishes, winter dreams by Eleanor Kohlsaat Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Eating Suddenly, I’m getting emails and Facebook updates from my two CSA farms. They want me to know they have tomato, lettuce, and radish seedlings started in their greenhous ... Read on »
Weight gain boosts Olympian's performance by Eleanor Kohlsaat Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Eating Have you caught any of the winter Olympic broadcasts this week? I admit it, I’ve been glued to the games every night. I just admire the athletes’ grace, toughness, and ... Read on »