As parents, we have to be SO careful about the behaviors we demonstrate in front of children. Kids absorb everything around them, and even subtle diet rules and body shame will seep into their brains, and they will mimic it. We have to do our best to show kids that no foods are "bad", and that all bodies deserve respect. If we diet in front of our children, we show them that they shouldn't trust their bodies, and that food is out to get them. Instead, we should be showing them how to trust their internal cues, and to always put their needs above societal expectations. Kids' … [Read more...] about Kids and Body Shame: Preventing Disordered Eating with Non-diet Approach
health at every size. non-diet approach
It’s Spring -- time for proms, graduations, and thoughts of warmer weather. For many, this time of the year is also synonymous with insecurities about body size, leading many to start a brand-new diet. The billion-dollar diet industry feeds off our insecurities, and sales of the latest and greatest diet products soar. At the same time, the incidence of eating disorders also rises. Although eating disorders involve complex biological, psychological, social and cultural factors, dieting is a strong risk factor for their development. According to the National Eating Disorder Association, … [Read more...] about April Showers Bring May Flowers (and Diets / Disordered Eating?)
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
On Tuesday, November 1st at 7PM ET, I will be offering an 8-Week Virtual Intuitive Eating Basics workshop for a limited number of qualified participants. Does That Include You? Can you imagine a life where you feel free around food without obsession or worry? How would you like to gain compassion for yourself, knowing that every mistake is simply a learning opportunity with no judgment or blame? If you would like to have stronger self-esteem and body confidence, regardless of your size, it might just be time to try a different approach. … [Read more...] about Is Intuitive Eating Basics For You?
Cooking for Recovery Class with Erica Leon Nutrition and Cook Learn Live This month our group chopped, mixed and baked their way to Recovery! The support each member provided each other in trying new textures, tastes and of course, facing scary foods, was awesome! I have to admit…I have never made such a beautiful frittata! With Jenna Lebowich guiding, we made a fabulous meal of two types of frittatas -- kale, basil & goat cheese, and zucchini, mushroom & mozzarella cheese. We also made a quinoa salad & peach crumble for dessert. Erica Leon Nutrition holds Cooking for … [Read more...] about We Made Frittatas with a Twist!
We asked 25 men and women in New York City why they thought eating mindfully (we gave a basic description of what this means) was so challenging. Here’s what we heard: Eating mindfully is desired, but respondents cited a lack of time … [Read more...] about Why is Mindful Eating So Difficult?