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Christina Frangione, MS, RD, CDN

Christina Frangione, MS, RD, CDN is a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist in Huntington, NY understanding that not everyone can follow the "all foods fit" model of recovery from disordered eating. I'm here to explore all things related to barriers to "all foods fit", including food allergies and intolerances, chronic illness, co-occuring disorders, veganism and vegetarianism, and more.

You Can Eat Whatever You Want Today, Even if You’re Wearing a Bathing Suit Tomorrow

We’ve all seen the articles and posts preaching how to get a flat stomach overnight in preparation for the beach/pool the next day. Listing all the “detoxing” foods and beverages you should consume and all the “bad” bloat-inducing foods and beverages you should avoid. Have you done exactly what was recommended and still spent the next day self consciously sucking in your stomach, wearing shirts or cover-ups, posing in certain ways to make yourself look slimmer, or simply not going out at all?

When is Eating “Cauliflower Everything” a Problem?

Cauliflower, a vegetable I don’t remember eating until I was in my 20’s, can now be used as a substitute for just about anything. It can be used as pizza crust, gnocchi, rice, bread, mashed potato substitute, steak, and so much more. Cauliflower is popular as a substitute because it’s lower in carbohydrates than the original food items and contains additional vitamins, minerals, and phytochemicals.

Just Because You Can Do it Alone, Doesn’t Mean You Have to

You are not a burden for reaching out for support when you need it. You are not weak for having needs you cannot meet yourself.
You are human and humans require connection.
If you’re struggling, reach out to friends, family, therapists, dietitians, clergy, strangers on the internet, or helplines. You don’t have to be in a crisis to get the help you deserve.