Eating Disorder Facts with Dr. G

We had the privilege of chatting with Dr. Jen Gaudiani, founder and medical director of the Gaudiani Clinic, to have an open discussion on truths surrounding eating disorders and how they relate to body image. 

Check out our video as we discuss eating disorders, social media, and family! Be sure to stay tuned for more videos from Dr. G..

To learn more about Dr. G or for helpful eating disorder resources, visit www.gaudianiclinic.com

 

Dr. Gaudiani is the Founder and Medical Director of the Gaudiani Clinic, a unique outpatient internal medicine clinic in Denver, dedicated to the care of patients 15 years old and up with eating disorders, of all shapes and sizes. She received her undergraduate degree from Harvard, her medical degree from Boston University, and did her medicine residency and chief residency at Yale. As one of the leaders of the ACUTE Center for Eating Disorders at Denver Health for eight years, Dr. Gaudiani left in May of this year to open her clinic. She sits on the board of the International Association of Eating Disorder Professionals (IAEDP), is widely published, and speaks nationally and internationally on the medical complications of eating disorders. Dr. Gaudiani is passionate about the wellbeing and health of patients with eating disorders and disordered eating, and she remains one of very few internal medicine doctors in the country who carries the credential Certified Eating Disorder Specialist. 

RECIPE: Roasted Cauliflower & Chickpea Soup

We're all about trying new recipes here in our home, so when our good friend and Natural Model, Germaine Nichols mentioned her favorite soup, we new we had to bring her over to try it! 

Here's what you'll need to make Germaine's roasted cauliflower and chickpea soup:
-1 bag of cauliflower
-1 can of chickpeas/garbanzo beans
-1 teaspoon of minced garlic
-1/2 yellow onion
-olive oil
-veggie broth
-chili powder
-sea salt
-pepper
-chili flakes
-"Slap Ya Mama" cajun seasoning
-1 tablespoon of tahini

Here's how to make it:

  • spread cauliflower and 1/2 a can chickpeas on a baking sheet and drizzle olive oil over the top, keeping the chickpeas separate from the cauliflower
  • season with both cauliflower and chickpeas with a generous coating of: chili powder, chili flakes, "Slap Ya Mama" Cajun seasoning, sea salt, and pepper all to taste
  • Bake at 375 degrees for 15-20 minutes or until golden
  • While the veggies are baking, sautee onions and minced garlic in a pot with olive oil until golden brown
  • add in the rest of the chickpeas into into the pot and stir
  • add 1 carton of veggie broth
  • with a hand mixer, puree chickpeas, onions, garlic, and broth until creamy
  • pull roasted cauliflower pan out of the oven and add into the pot
  • add remaining broth (if any), cauliflower, and 1 tablespoon of tahini and blend
  • serve and top with oven roasted chickpeas!

This recipe pairs perfectly with our roasted broccoli salad. Get the recipe HERE!

Hope you all enjoy!

 

Meshing Around

When I'm traveling and giving presentations on media manipulation and body image, nothing is more uncomfortable than having to walk around in heels all day. As much as I respect a good pant-suit, that will never be me. Instead, I thought I'd mesh around with a look that's professional, comfortable, and representative of me! 

In this look, I'm rocking a mesh smock dress from Zara topped with my favorite blazer from Lucky Brand

I've also styled this look with my favorite rose-gold sneakers from Zara! ($39.90). This look is versatile and can be cute and sporty or professional, just add the blazer! You can even throw a pair of pumps in your bag just in case. It's all about finding what works for you and your personal style so that you can take on whatever the day brings! For me, comfort is always key. 

False Advertising in the Fitness Industry: Interview and Workout with @KeepGoingKat

On social media and in "health" magazines, we are bombarded with images of fitness and health ideals that include "flat abs," "toned butt," and so on and so forth. I wanted to dive a little deeper into the fallacies of the fitness industry, because like the beauty industry, I know that it's not all it's cracked up to be.

I had the pleasure of sitting down with personal trainer, Kat Maisano (@keepgoingkat) to talk about false advertising in the beauty industry! What she had to say was pretty eye-opening!

We were inspired by Kat not just because of her fitness transformation, but the work that she put in to get there. Kat lost 65 lbs after having her son using only body weight workouts that she created herself. 

Using her experience, Kat became a certified personal trainer and now runs an online training course as well as free bootcamps every Saturday in Claremont, CA! 

We asked her to share with us a quick and easy "Booty Blasting" workout routine that we hope you'll love! Watch below for her free workout!

Monochromatic Fashion: The Grey Area

Who says you cant make an outfit with all one color? The other day I was looking on my closet for for a quick outfit and on a whim, I thought I'd try these three pieces together. I was surprised at how well they worked!

This knit jersey dress that I found in the depths of my closet is ruched at the sides and creates a perfect silhouette for my mom-bod. Its stretchy material is super comfy and allows me to move around!

I picked up this lightweight scarf while I was out on a Target run and I love it because it can be added to any look.

_MG_8503edit.jpg

My favorite part of this look is, of course, these lace-up heels from Nine West! While this outfit is pretty simple, these shoes make a statement to complete the look. 

Even though all three of these pieces are different shades of grey, they balance each other out because of their differences in warmth.

The moral of this post is, don't be afraid to experiment with monochromatic looks! The results may surprise you.

Roasted Broccoli Salad Recipe

I am in love with this Salad recipe from my good friend and Natural Model Germaine Nichols (@thatssogermaine)! It's quick and packed with nutritious goodness!

Here's what you need:

-1 bag of broccoli, roasted with olive oil, salt, and pepper
-1 shallot, sliced or chopped
-1 cup of farro cooked drained and set to the side
-1 bag of arugula

Dressing Ingredients:

-2 tablespoons of olive oil
-2 tablespoons of balsamic vinegar
-1 tablespoon of yellow mustard
-1 tablespoon of spicy brown mustard
-2 teaspoons of tahini
-1 teaspoon of soy sauce
-1 pinch of pepper
-1/2 teaspoon of garlic powder or minced garlic