I want to share a deep belief I have about food… No one should be living a life ruled by food – not at any age. As a Be Body Positive Facilitator, combined with my 30+ years as a dietitian and specialist in eating disorders, I have worked with thousands of patients of all ages and I can tell you from my heart that no one should be living a life ruled by food. My patients and group program … [Read more...] about What staying at home 24-7 is doing to our bodies and minds
Emotional eating is taking on a whole new meaning during this Pandemic. Some people are finding that stress is decreasing their appetite and interest in food. Other people are using food to self-soothe as they are overcome with anxiety, stress, boredom or …fill in the blank! Whatever you are feeling, please know that it is perfectly normal. The stress of this quarantine is causing so many … [Read more...] about 3 Quick Tips to Manage your Emotional Eating and Body Image Worries
Here are some frightening weight loss stats for you to think about… Did you know that 45 percent of the entire United States population listed weight loss as one of their New Year resolutions in 2018? And that by February, 80 percent of these resolutions had failed? Yet, each New Year rings in with commercials and ads for the latest and greatest weight loss programs, products and … [Read more...] about Align Your Values and Just Say No to Diet Culture…
Here are some different gift ideas for the non-dieter in your life! If you have grown tired of hearing about fad diets and finally recognize (or are starting to recognize) that diets don’t work for the long term, consider giving thoughtful, body positive gifts. These gifts will support your loved one’s authentic health in the new year. I have curated a list of gift ideas that will be sure to … [Read more...] about Body Positive Gift Ideas for the Holidays for the Non-Dieter in Your Life
Thanksgiving is synonymous with family, festivities and FOOD. While the notion of gathering with loved ones around the table is pleasant for many with an eating disorder, it can be filled with landmines if you’re struggling with food, weight, and/or body image. If you’re a chronic dieter, large holiday meals can reinforce binge behavior. Dieting, in fact, predicts binge eating, which in turn, … [Read more...] about Eating Disorder Recovery During the Holidays and Holiday Meals
I had the privilege of attending the Food & Nutrition Conference & Expo (FNCE) in Philadelphia. This is a national conference for nutrition professionals that can only be described as the Superbowl of Dietitian and Nutritionist Conferences! A highlight for me was meeting Evelyn Tribole, RD and Elyse Resch, RD, the two dietitian authors of the book, Intuitive Eating. The message and … [Read more...] about Can Mindfulness Help me Make Peace with Food and my Body Image?