My Complicated Relationship with Paleo

Almost a year ago I experimented with eating Paleo for the first time. For the unfamiliar, Paleo is a style of eating where you avoid all processed foods, with the idea that you’re eating a pre-agricultural diet that is better suited to the human body. The Paleo diet (I don’t consider it a diet in […]

Let’s Talk About Snacks, Baby!

Rashaun always posts on Facebook about Graze, this snack box subscription she has where they send her a snack box, every week, for $5 a box, which sounds like a pretty sweet deal. Of course, Graze is like the Studio 54 of snack boxes and you need an invite code to enroll, and Rashaun is […]

Still Feminist, Size Positive, and “Actually” Fat

in jesus name, lettuce spray.

This is a comment I received on Facebook regarding my most recent blog post here at MsBehaved.com.  I wasn’t surprised to receive a comment like this, just disheartened, because I thought I’d made it clear in my article that my ideals were intact even though I did something that is, from the outside looking in, […]

Work It! Intuitive Eating and Body Image Coach Golda Poretsky

Work It! is an interview series on MsBehaved featuring fascinating folks who work outside the traditional 9-5, to amuse, inspire, and light a fire under your butt to start pursuing the career of your dreams. As a fat Public Health student, I am proud to feature intuitive eating and body image coach Golda Poretsky, HHC […]

Going gluten-free: the straight dope from a nutritionist

Gluten-free hype is all over the news. Olympic athletes are quitting gluten to improve their performance. Every day another celebrity is publishing a new book about how quitting gluten changed their life. It’s like there’s a conspiracy against wheat. A lot of people ask me, “What going on?” Here are the top five questions I […]

INTERVENTION!!!! Agave syrup is NOT a “healthy” alternative to sugar!

You may have been wondering where I’ve been for the past few weeks. (OK, months.) I moved to Bloomington, Indiana (Alfred Kinsey did his research here, don’t hate) to pursue a Master’s of Public Health degree. It was a long, convoluted road that brought me here, but at the end of the day I’m pretty […]

Battle of the Beastie Yeasties Part 2: Getting Hardcore about Candida!

This article is a response to Sarah’s recent article “Battle of the Beastie Yeasties,” in which she requests how others manage vaginal yeast overgrowth. I’m a certified nutrition consultant, and I specialize in yeast and bacterial overgrowth. I got into this profession in response to my own battle with the nasty buggers and I’ve experimented with nearly […]

Health at Every Size and the Important Difference Between Thin and Healthy

I started out intending to write an article about Fathleticism (a term I coined to  describe my love of exercise as a fat person), but I got side tracked by writing about Health At Every Size, and the importance of healthy lifestyle for all people . So think of this as an introductory piece for the […]

My Favorite Lie: The Diet Starts Monday

Every weekend I tell myself the same old tired lie, “The diet starts Monday.” And with all that healthy eating just around the bend, why not indulge? I just need a couple more days with high-calorie, high-fat food. You know, for closure. The diet does indeed start every Monday and is out the window by […]

Dear Ms. Behaved : Jonna Answers It For You

Dear Ms Behaved, I am writing to you out of concern for my younger sister. She is still in high school and has always been a bigger girl. Recently I came home for a visit from college and was shocked by how much weight she has put on. She is now bordering on obesity. I […]

Brittany Bitchsmith’s SOS

I just ate a bunch of crap today. Strangely I don’t feel that bad about it. But I know some people who would… The Radical Religious Eating Experts! Otherwise known as the RREE, these well-read, well-meaning, and otherwise reasonable people, think that they personally know the best way to eat–which translates into EXACTLY how they […]