Health at Every Size and Body Respect—a Discussion with Dr. Linda Bacon By Erica Leon, MS, RDN, CDN, CEDRD Certified Eating Disorders Registered Dietitian Certified Intuitive Eating Counselor Originally published in Mom Dishes it Out With the ever-present discussion of the “childhood obesity epidemic,” I asked Dr. Linda Bacon[i], an internationally recognized authority on topics related to nutrition, weight, and health metabolism, to describe exactly how best to approach weight concerns among parents and practitioners alike. Dr. Bacon proposes a major paradigm shift from … [Read more...] about You must read this interview with the one and only, Dr. Linda Bacon!
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We are very excited to introduce our mindful meal support program with meal outings, cooking classes and nutrition support with food challenges. Click below for more information, or contact firstname.lastname@example.org or (914) 693-2174! … [Read more...] about Mindful Meal Support Program at Erica Leon Nutrition
It's January -- time for ads about new weight loss programs and products. We even have the release of a new TV show -- My Diet is Better Than Yours! Just last week, the government released its 8th Edition of the Dietary Guidelines for Americans. Government Releases the 2015 Dietary Guidelines for Americans These guidelines are the result of a large body of evidence which shows that healthy eating patterns and regular physical activity can help people achieve and maintain good health and reduce the risk of chronic disease throughout all stages of the lifespan. The 2015-2020 … [Read more...] about Why are those Resolutions Always About Weight?
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!