Paige Smathers

Paige Smathers

Stop striving for perfection. Our bodies like averages, nutritionist says

Stop striving for perfection. Our bodies like averages, nutritionist says

Paige Smathers, KSL.com Contributor  |  Posted Oct. 17 - 8:35 p.m.

When you fall short and have a day where you over do it with food, forget to eat your fruits and vegetables, or even when you may under eat, remember that your body likes averages. We are biologically set up for imperfection with our eating.
Perfectionism (with food) is a shapeshifter

Perfectionism (with food) is a shapeshifter

Paige Smathers, KSL.com Contributor  |  Posted Oct. 3 - 8:29 p.m.

So often, expecting perfection or aiming for it is the very source of chaos and dysfunction with food we're trying to avoid.
How to transition from tracking macros to intuitive eating

How to transition from tracking macros to intuitive eating

Paige Smathers, KSL.com Contributor  |  Posted Sept. 4 - 11:59 p.m.

Through the years in my practice as a registered dietitian, I've seen hundreds of people searching for answers and ideas for how to navigate transitioning from rigid tracking to trusting their bodies. This won't happen in one day, but you can do it.
The problems with nutrition and health goals

The problems with nutrition and health goals

Paige Smathers, KSL.com Contributor  |  Posted Aug. 23 - 11:59 p.m.

There was one point in my career as a registered dietitian where I was finally able to pinpoint what always bothered me about goals: When most people set goals, they’re really talking about values. It was a true lightbulb moment.
8 signs your healthy eating efforts might be problematic

8 signs your healthy eating efforts might be problematic

Paige Smathers, KSL.com Contributor  |  Posted Aug. 9 - 8:38 p.m.

In our feverish quest for health, do we sometimes lose sight of what’s really important? Do we sometimes take healthy eating too far?