Help! I Am Addicted to Food

I have blogged about food addiction before.  But I recently had the opportunity to serve as a guest on my colleague and friend Julie Duffy Dillon’s Love, Food Podcast. (If you haven’t already subscribed, I totally encourage you to do so!) In this episode, Julie and I tease through a letter written by a woman […]

National Eating Disorders Awareness Week 2016

A couple of months ago I began contemplating what I wanted to share for National Eating Disorders Awareness Week (NEDAW) 2016. Each year for the past several years I have honored this important week with a variety of posts on insurance coverage, personal recovery stories, Twitter Chats, fact and statistics, and much more. And this […]

Marci’s Top 5 Tips for Detoxing in 2016

       As we get ready to ring in the New Year, I wanted to share with you my top 5 tips for detoxing in 2016. I’m going to do this David Letterman style so starting backwards with: 5.) Detox your closet by ditching clothes you can only fit into when starving and overexercising […]

Nigella Lawson, Clean Eating, & Eating Disorders

  Recently, famed Chef Nigella Lawson appeared in an article where she stated that “Clean eating is a way to hide an eating disorder.” I posted this article on my Facebook feed and it generated A LOT of discussion. And it was amazing to me see the varied comments and strong emotion behind each of […]

TBM: My Own Body Image Journey

Is Thowback Monday a thing? I’m making it a thing with a republishing of this blog post I originally wrote in the summer of 2011. I think you’ll enjoy it. A client asked me a question recently. It was a semi-personal question and I felt that it was something worthy of sharing here. To be […]

Fat Fashion Part 3 & Marci’s Musings

Picture Source I’m excited to share with you the final post in my series on larger lady fashion. While the first to posts were quite practical, this one provides you with some excellent points to ponder as well as some handy tips. Her writing is in response to the New York Times Article Plus-Sized Fashion […]

Product Showcase: The Foodery

About a year and a half ago, two guys from a new company called The Foodery contacted me via Twitter. They wanted to meet up and learn about my practice and tell me about their food company as well. I enjoy meeting people in my community and learning about organizations that are food-related. But when […]

The Biggest Loser Controversy…Again

The Biggest Loser is not a new topic of conversation on my blog. I have shared my opinion of the show a number of times. So I was quite pleased when, during the hub bub of last weeks’ TBL controversy, the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics reached out to see if I wanted to write […]

First Lady Michelle Obama & The Biggest Loser

Several months ago I wrote a blog post about why I am not a fan of the TV show The Biggest Loser (TBL). Last week I heard that first lady Michelle Obama might make an appearance on the show to promote her (in my opinion) misguided but well-intended Let’s Move campaign. And when I heard […]

Fat, Sick, And Nearly Dead: A Guest Post Review

Don’t ‘Reboot with Joe’ A guest post by dietetic intern Shalini. A little while back I was told about this “life-changing” documentary that I had to watch; it was called “Fat, Sick and Nearly Dead.”  It fell within my scope of interest, so I watched. The cartoon illustrations between the major segments were amusing, but […]

Part 1: My Hollywood Experience

Over the Thanksgiving holiday I was talking with a family member about her experience working in PR and Marketing in Los Angeles. I immediately asked her to share her experiences with all of you. She has generously agreed to talk about what she learned and how it influenced her feelings about her weight, body image, […]

Bully Calls News Anchor Fat: When it’s Worse than Bullying

The virtual world of tweeting and blogging was all a flutter when a man called news anchor Jennifer Livinston fat. Many of us applauded Jennifer’s direct and powerful response. I appreciated the fact that this issue (which is pervasive in our culture) got some air time! So I posted it on my facebook page to […]

Skinny Cow, How ‘Bout a Name Change?

This post is brought to you by a student enrolled in the Eating Disorder Institute Program at Plymouth State. I know you’ll enjoy it.   I’ve Got Beef! SkinnyCow products perplex and infuriate me. I have two major issues with them at the moment, one being the name and two being their recent declaration that […]

#ENDED Twitter Chat with Dr. Deah

Help us ring in a body positive summer by participating in our #EndED twitter chat on Wednesday, June 27th 2012. I’m honored that Dr. Deah will be joining us to talk about body image, self/size acceptance and Expressive Arts Therapies. Dr. Deah Schwartz has more than 30 years of experience using therapeutic expressive arts in psychiatric […]

The War on Obesity: A War Worth Fighting?

A few days after the FNCE (the American Dietetic Association’s annual conference) dust has settled, I still find my emotions riled up about the very first session I attended. John Foreyt, renowned obesity research and Linda Bacon, Health At Every Size (HAES) clinical researcher and advocate stood head to head to duke out their views […]

E! News 6 Part Series: “What’s Eating You”

E! will be running a new documentary on eating disorders. Below is a clip from their press release.  And here is a link to an article with a bit more information on what the series will feature. E! Explores Extreme Eating Disorders In The New 6 Part Series “What’s Eating You” (Los Angeles, CA, August […]

Food For Thought: Omega-3s and Brain Health

I am fascinated by the connection between the fuel we put into our bodies and how it affects the way we think, feel, and act.  I am a believer that how we nourish ourselves plays a huge role in not only our physical health but also our mental health.  Yes, our diet has an impact […]

Nutritious Eating on a Budget

Today I’m appearing on the Money Matters Network Radio Program at 2:00.  You can tune in live here or listen at WBNW AM 1120 Boston. I will be mentioning a handout: Nutritious Eating on a Budget. Click here to access the handout.  And to those of you who tuned in and listened- thank you! Feel free to […]

Marci RD on the Radio

Hey Friends,I will be making my first radio appearance this Friday at 2:00 on the Money Matters Radio Network.  You can tune in live here or listen at WBNW AM 1120 Boston. I’ll be talking about nutrition myths and facts relating to eating healthy on a budget, dieting, and metabolism.  So get your questions ready!  You can call […]

Protein Drink Dangers

Watch CBS News Videos OnlineI thought this news clip was really interesting.  Another testament to the value of eating whole, non-processed, real food!

Oprah: Says She’ll Never Diet Again

In March I wrote a blog post about Oprah’s interview with Geneen Roth.  And just last week, she had Ms. Roth on her show.  Unfortunately I missed the show but have been thinking a lot about her vow to never diet again.  And several questions came to mind: * How many billions of dollars will […]

Food Inc on PBS

Save the date!  A fabulous food documentary, Food Inc will air on PBS April 21st. It changed the way I think, buy, and prepare my food.  Below is a summary from the PBS website, but click here for the full article. In Food, Inc., filmmaker Robert Kenner lifts the veil on our nation’s food industry, […]

Calorie-Free Chocolate?

So I am a chocolate LOVER. And I was intrigued by an article introducing a new product- Le Whif.  It’s an inhalable, calorie-free chocolate.  It was developed by a Harvard professor (the same guy who brought you breathable insulin).  Here’s a short article and interview with the product developer. Le Whif is already being sold […]

WECAN at Harvard

For any of you ladies out there, you may be interested in attending Harvard’s WECAN event on Saturday, March 27th.  WECAN stands for Women’s Empowerment Convention & Network. Event details are listed here. I’ll be giving a workshop on “How to Become Your Own Nutrition Expert & Love Food Too!” I’ll be raffling off a […]

Marci Anderson: Pocast Interview

I was recently contacted by a company called “Feed Your Career.”  Feed Your Career is a career management site for food, nutrition, and culinary professionals.  They offered to conduct a interview with me for free and invited me to talk about myself as well as my nutrition consulting business here in Cambridge.  It sounded like […]

2010 Food Trends

Marion Nestle, author of “Food Politics,” “Safe Food,” and “What to Eat” and professor in the nutrition, food studies and public health department at New York University was recently interviewed by the San Fracisco Chronicle about her food prediction trends for 2010.  I highly recommend checking out Nestle’s blog for a ton of really reliable/non-biased […]

Media Literacy vs. Thin is In

I recently blogged about Ralph Lauren and the fashion industry’s constant stream of messages and images which negatively affect women’s self-esteem and feelings of self-worth. And unfortunately, the glorification of a thin body is so pervasive in our society; it’s becoming more and more difficult to question its validity. I’m currently in the middle of […]

Ralph Loren Boycott

So did any of you hear about the Ralph Lauren photoshopping debacle?  Poor Filippa Hamilton.  Her waist was made to look smaller than her head after some editing that went seriously wrong!  The picture, shown below, is so ludicrous.  But I think it makes for an excellent reminder that the images we see in mainstream […]

The Biggest Loser: Second Chances

Believe it or not, one of the things I’m most frequently asked about is my opinion on NBC’s “The Biggest Loser” reality show.  And fans are getting geared up for the show’s 8th season!  Simply put: The Biggest Loser is a TV show and TV shows are meant to entertain.  As a result, contestants are put […]

Food, Inc

I had the opportunity to go see Food, Inc. last night.  If you care at all about the food you feed yourself and/or your family please go see it!  It’s essentially “Fast Food Nation” and “Omnivore’s Dilemma” rolled into a well-research, eye-opening, and entertaining 90 minute film which traces our food supply from farm to plate.  In short, […]

Diet & Health Care Reform

While the excitement surrounding the election of our 44th President of the United States is slowly dying down, the buzz on politics certainly hasn’t diminished in my neck of the woods.  While the economy is certainly the most talked about topic, I’ve been happy to hear both President Obama and his wife address issues of […]