Please welcome Elyse Falk, MS, RD, CDN, to Erica Leon Nutrition! Elyse is already providing nutrition therapy, as well as individual and group meal support to help clients feel more comfortable around food. Authentic and passionate about helping those with disordered eating patterns, Elyse has worked at the residential program, Monte Nido New York, and at Cedar Associates, a private outpatient eating disorder program. Elyse graduated from Syracuse University and holds a master's degree in nutritional sciences from New York University. … [Read more...] about Erica Leon Nutrition Expands!
Hunger and cravings are different; hunger is the need for fuel while cravings are an intense desire for a specific food—with or without hunger. Learning strategies for handling cravings is essential! What Causes Cravings? Hunger – Whenever you feel like eating, pause to ask, “Am I hungry?” You can be hungry and crave a specific food to satisfy that hunger. If you have symptoms of hunger, assess how hungry you are. Being overly hungry can make it harder to think rationally and eat mindfully. Stress – Most people are aware of the correlation between increased stress and cravings. People … [Read more...] about Cravings 101
Food for Thought: Diets Fuel Disordered Eating It's "National Diet Month." Media ads for the latest and greatest weight loss programs are everywhere. In our weight-obsessed society we lose our ability to enjoy the very foods being served at social events for fear of weight gain. We resolve to be "better" next time, and plan -- Our New Year's Resolution -- THE DIET! Resolve to Try a New Approach: Intuitive Eating We know from years of research that 95% of all diets "fail." Lost weight is generally regained (plus additional weight and body fat) within 3-5 years. It's difficult to … [Read more...] about New Year, Awesome You….FREE webinar…Ring in the New Year with Intuitive Eating!
Hardly a day goes by without a headline warning of the dire consequences of our kids’ increasing weights and BMIs (body mass indices). Yes, we know that obesity leads to many chronic health conditions, from diabetes and heart disease, to joint and breathing problems. All too often, however, I have seen the negative consequences of focusing exclusively on a child or adolescent’s weight and body mass index. I am seeing an increase in the number of kids and teens on diets and I am also seeing an increase in eating disorders and disordered eating as a result. I believe there must be a middle … [Read more...] about On Teaching Healthy Lifestyle Habits to Families
Created by Erica Leon, Registered Dietitian and Certified Intuitive Eating Specialist, Marcia Meislin, Author, The Goodbye Cookie: A Memoir About Never Giving Up and Michelle McGahan, Project Manager of The Goodbye Cookie Wouldn’t it be great if we could all be mindful of what we put into our bodies and how each food tastes and feels? To be able to discern, in the moment, whether we’ve had enough and are satisfied? To respect our bodies, including our personal genetic blueprint? These are some of the principles behind “Intuitive Eating,” a method described in the book of the same title … [Read more...] about What is Intuitive Eating and is it Right for EveryBODY?