When I (Ashley) first started my journey towards eating disorder recovery, I recall one simple phrase that I thought to myself over and over again: “What the hell do I eat now?” Having followed various food rules for so long, I was at a point where my brain felt inundated with contradictory, confusing nutrition information. Not only that, but I was just dipping my toes into intuitive eating, a way of eating characterized by tapping into your inner hunger, fullness, and satiety cues to guide eating in a way that works to prevent bingeing and promote wellness; but how was I supposed to eat … [Read more...] about Erica & Ashley’s Recovery Recipe Roundup: March Edition!
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Intuitive Eating Basics is a 6-week VIRTUAL small group program designed to introduce you to intuitive eating or deepen your learning process. Your class will include six one-hour group spotlight coaching calls (you can participate from the comfort of your own home via computer or phone). You will receive tons of support from an expert! I have been working with people with a variety of eating concerns for more than 25 years. Certified as both an intuitive eating specialist and eating disorder dietitian, I can help you find satisfaction in eating again. Together, we will help you reconnect … [Read more...] about Intuitive Eating (Non diet) Virtual 6-Week Class begins 3/22, 8-9 pm EST
I have never been a big fan of Valentine’s Day. I spent most of my 20's searching for love, always feeling empty when I had no one to share V-Day with! To me, it’s still an artificial holiday made up by Hallmark to sell chocolate candy, flowers and cards. I mean, everyday should be Valentines’ day. As an older and (slightly) wiser human, I have realized the importance of self-love. We are worthy of care and attention. No-one is going to take better care of me than…ME! These are my five favorite self-love activities: Get rest. I love to nap in the middle of the day when I can. It … [Read more...] about 5 Ways to Practice Self-care (and Love Yourself) on Valentine’s Day!
Though the Grapefruit Diet and the like may finally have been condemned, there are other pseudo diets that lurk in the mainstream, masquerading as the key to optimal health while continuing to promote restriction, fear of foods, and disordered eating. For many of us who have dealt with disordered eating or eating disorders, vegetarianism, veganism, a gluten free lifestyle, and so forth can be a gateway to a whole new dimension of restriction. So many of us have gone down this path, cutting out this and limiting that. We swear it’s for health reasons; that we just saw the latest research and … [Read more...] about Why I Won’t Be Going Vegan… Like, Ever…Ashley Blogs