Satisfaction is a key part of "gentle nutrition," which is why it's the very last principle of intuitive eating! It takes time and lots of patience to unlearn years of dieting and to fully embrace and respect your body. There are many ways that diving into nutrition too early can derail your intuitive eating journey. Fears of weight gain, and worries about eating in an “unhealthy” way, lead some people to turn intuitive eating into another diet. Some people try adding rules or restrictions around their food intake in the name of “nutrition,” while others try to avoid weight gain … [Read more...] about Gentle Nutrition: End Dieting, Find Satisfaction with Intuitive Eating
Westchester Registered Dietitian
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!
This is a wonderful guest post written by my niece, Jenny Rose, who is also the designer of my beautiful website. I am fortunate to have family members who "get" the damaging and body-shaming messages the media dole out on a daily basis. I came across this sign outside Nutrishop, a vitamins and supplements retailer next door to Chipotle (where I’d just unapologetically eaten 3 tacos). The sign spoke to me: “ARE YOU TIRED OF BEING FAT AND UGLY?” it shouted, ringing caps lock in my head. “Who, me?” I answered. “JUST BE UGLY!” it concluded, its underline signifying that this was … [Read more...] about “Are You Tired of Being Fat And Ugly?” – A Response
Relaxing is easier said than done for most of us, but it might just be the key to a healthy heart and soul. When we are under stress, our natural alarm system is turned on and we pump out adrenaline, which results in quicker breathing, a fast heart rate, and a rise in blood pressure. This response, over a prolonged period of time, can result in serious health problems. Mindfulness decreases cortisol levels in the body; this hormone is associated with sugar cravings and overeating. Mindfulness has been defined as, “the practice of purposely focusing your attention on the present moment – and … [Read more...] about Mindfulness and Your Health
In today’s quick food environment, planning, chopping, and cooking healthy meals and snacks can be nearly impossible. Whether you are short on time on a regular basis or just need a quick meal in a pinch, below you will find a shopping list of healthy fresh, boxed, canned, and frozen products as well as sample meal ideas. … [Read more...] about Shopping List and Quick Meal Ideas for Busy People