A very neat profile of Harvard’s Health Services chief dietician, Michelle Gallant from the Harvard Gazette a couple of weeks ago.

Ms. Gallant has some great words of wisdom:

“To see the energy that people are wasting being preoccupied with food and body image and weight, it’s debilitating. Americans’ obsession with dieting and the elusive ideal of fitness has totally colored the way we eat. It’s made eating a project and a chore, instead of one of life’s great pleasures.”


“There’s a lot of drama around food now. People are thinking their meals have to be spectacular. They don’t. Just get yourself fed.”

Really worth a read. She’s a big proponent of intuitive eating and runs courses on the method at Harvard.