Jen Lyman, dietitian and owner of New Leaf Nutrition, pulls muffins out of the oven

Is Sugar a Drug?

Have you ever had a meal that just doesn’t live up to your expectations? It seems like it should be amazing and the description sounds really satisfying and then it’s just…not. That’s how I feel about cake. It’s beautiful and everyone else seems to really like it, but it just always falls short of my […]

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March 7, 2020

Jen Lyman, dietitian and owner of New Leaf Nutrition wearing a sweater and holding a cup of coffee

Having fat doesn’t mean you’re lazy

I was watching a video the other day of a guy in the tropics digging an underground home and swimming pool into the rainforest floor. He was working really hard—carrying water, shoveling dirt, and installing beams—it was clear he was very functionally strong and had great endurance. And then I noticed he had a little […]

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March 5, 2020

Jen Lyman stands in a well-lit kitchen reaching for a muffin

The Morality of Food

When I was really little I remember learning about morality. I was probably being a brat and my mom was teaching me the difference between good and bad. I don’t know why I have such a vivid memory of this, but I remember thinking “there are good things and there are bad things and then […]

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November 7, 2019