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
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Hi there! My name is Ashley, and I’m the newest member of Erica’s team. I’m super thrilled to be here, and I wanted to take this opportunity to tell you a little about myself, specifically how I came to work with Erica, and how my relationship with food and my body has impacted my life. Believe me, that’s a long list of things that I won’t have the time to really dig into now, but I thought I might at least share the tip of the iceberg. I, like many of you, was preoccupied with food and my body at a young age. From the first time I can remember being aware that I had a body, I can … [Read more...] about Ashley Blogs: Nice to Meet You!
Tired of dieting with no results, just bad feelings and repeated weight gain? Just in time for the holidays and New Year, give yourself the gift of health. Health means nurturing your body with satisfying foods and movement that feels good. The only way to end your feelings of deprivation (through dieting) is to start giving yourself unconditional permission to eat. It is truly life-changing to discover your own internal sensations of hunger and fullness. If you are looking to achieve improved health parameters (blood pressure, cholesterol, etc.) and achieve a weight that is “just right” for … [Read more...] about Ring in the New Year with the Gift of Health! Join me on 1/03/17 For a Free Webinar on Intuitive Eating
My mother has lived in the same New York City apartment -- my childhood home -- for close to 60 years. Deciding to finally move south, we sifted through her apartment filled with as many memories as possessions. The process flooded my senses with remnants of diets and diet culture: a doctor’s scale in the master bedroom, Weight Watchers food scales, bowls and measuring cups in the kitchen, bookshelves lined with diet books a la Atkins, Stillman, South Beach, Jenny Craig and Nutrisystem, and finally to my former bedroom, which still displayed that full length mirror I’d spent hours standing in … [Read more...] about Diets and Diet Culture Have Been the Fabric of Our Lives
The pressure to look good is no secret; it’s bred into us from birth. Advertising especially targets prepubescent girls, hawking make-up and designer clothes. By the time they’re teens, more than half of all girls say their appearance is the prime concern of their lives. … [Read more...] about We are Stuck in the Thin Ideal! Say NO to Diets and YES to “Intuitive Eating”
“If you can learn to like how you look, and not the way you think you look, it can set you free.” — Gloria Steinem … [Read more...] about Body Image—It’s Not What You See, but How You Feel