The "Gentle Diet" Recently, a client told me that she looked up the words, “gentle” and “diet.” to learn about Intuitive Eating. I love that description, because intuitive eating is a gentle approach to improving health as we become the expert over our bodies and its many sensations. This means saying “goodbye” to strict diets as they promote: negative self-judgments, shaming, and "should" around food intake and body size. We must welcome compassionate self-care by: honoring hunger, registering fullness cues, moving our bodies in a way that feels good, and finding new ways to comfort … [Read more...] about Is Intuitive Eating like a “Gentle Diet?”
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Written by Ashley Seruya, BA 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; … [Read more...] about Recipes for Eating Disorder Recovery, Spring Edition!
Written by Ashley Seruya, BA We live in a diet world, plain and simple. Our entire perception of health and fitness is molded by a diet mindset. Our views about nutrition, food, exercise, movement, and wellness are all colored by this paradigm that permeates every aspect of our lives. This diet culture that we live in takes us all hostage, and the result is a dysfunctional, if not completely disordered, relationship with food and our bodies. Many of us come to a point where we know we need something else; something different. The constant yo-yo dieting, trips down eating disorder lane, … [Read more...] about The Three Things You Have To Let Go Of Once You Are An Intuitive Eater
Reflect on Your Values and the Actions you can take to support these values with Intuitive Eating. You've been down the diet rabbit hole and just know there is a better way to live. This FREE webinar will introduce you to the key concepts in Intuitive Eating, a way of looking at food, weight and well-being that will free you from the shackles of dieting. Learn to listen to your body's own natural signals of hunger and fullness, and break free from emotional eating once and for all. Learn to be compassionate towards your body while learning skills you will need to have a more attuned and … [Read more...] about FREE WEBINAR: Live Your True Values with Intuitive Eating Wednesday 3/15/17 8-9 PM EST
I have seen an alarming trend in my nutrition therapy practice -- repeat customers. These customers are the kids, tweens, teens and families with childhood weight concerns I have worked with over the past decade. Here is what I am seeing -- eating disorders -- lots and lots of eating disorders. Anorexia, bulimia, binge and emotional eating, and unspecified poor relationships with food and body image. I am seeing this in both males and females. On a personal note, I can remember a powerful body-shaming message that I received when I was younger. It was like yesterday that my ballet teacher … [Read more...] about Should I be worried about my child’s weight?