Author Archives: Michelle


I truly believe all food is good food. Except when there's botulism.

Partner is a foodie, I’m a picky eater. Fights ensue.

Here’s another question from readers of Mealtime Hostage. My significant other is a foodie, and I’m a picky eater. I’m tired of hearing how terrible my diet is and being asked to try new foods. We just had a big fight about my eating, and I feel so disconnected and hurt. Listen up, foodies. I […]

Posted in Dear Fat Nutritionist, Picky Eating | 26 Responses

We deserve to look like ourselves.

One day a while ago, my husband asked me, “Why do you have three-thousand pictures of yourself on your hard drive?” This was not an easy question to answer. A little background: From the time I was about nine, I was told almost daily by my peers that I was unforgivably ugly. During childhood, for […]

Posted in Fatness | 23 Responses

Stop watching paint dry.

When you make toast, you can put bread in the toaster and push the lever down. What you can’t do is turn bread into toast through the powers of your mind. And if you stand around watching the toaster, you’re wasting your time. Drying paint is the same way. What you can do: paint the […]

Posted in Weight | 15 Responses

I’m on a semi-starvation diet, why am I so hungry?

Today, I have another reader question shared by Mealtime Hostage. I’ve cut my portions to 1/2 of what I would usually eat (or) I’m trying to stay at 1200 calories a day but I’m soooo hungry! Of course you’re hungry! You’re eating less than you need, and your body is poking you, trying to get […]

Posted in Diets, eating, Humane Nutrition | 53 Responses

Part 3: Offering yourself new foods.

This is the third part of my very long-winded response to a reader question forwarded to me from Mealtime Hostage. It didn’t really hit me until I wrote the second post in this series a few days ago, but there’s a huge part of my work that I never blog about: I work with a […]

Posted in eating, Humane Nutrition, Picky Eating | 21 Responses