Remember, Thanksgiving is just one meal, on one day. Here in the USA, Thanksgiving marks the beginning of the unofficial "feasting” season. Whether Aunt Martha talks about how "bad" she is for overeating or Cousin Jack comments on weight, this is a challenging time. It is most challenging for people who are letting go of diets or recovering from an eating disorder. We’ve put together a list … [Read more...] about 8 Strategies for Dealing with Thanksgiving (and Other Holiday Meals!)
If you are over the age of 40, 50, or 60+ ……I am confident you had a lot of diet culture growing up. And probably a lot of negative body talk and obsessing about diets and weight gain. Like many clients we work with, you are tired of being on a diet, hating your body or both. This is why working with a professional is often a path folks take. They know that expertise will help them navigate … [Read more...] about 5 Ways a Group Support Program can Help You Grow
May 6th was a very special day – it was International No Diet Day. It’s one day out of the whole year we get to celebrate not dieting! With a team full of Non-Diet Dietitians and Intuitive Eating Coaches, the Erica Leon Nutrition team have several tidbits of advice about International No Diet Day. Diana Ushay, MS, RDN, CDN: Being diet neutral or food neutral towards your kids will go … [Read more...] about Favorite International No Diet Day Tips from our Dietitians and Counselors
Nutrition counseling with a dietitian who specializes in eating disorders is a vital part of any treatment team. No matter the type of eating disorder a person struggles with, correcting nutritional deficiencies and creating a regular eating pattern is necessary for recovery. Many people report that they have followed external food rules for so long, their brain feels inundated with … [Read more...] about How a Dietitian Uses Meal Plans in Eating Disorder Treatment
The thought of going to a dietitian who specializes in eating disorders can be a frightening and emotional experience for many people. We thought it would help to get an idea of what to expect at both initial and follow-up appointments. The dietitians at Erica Leon Nutrition & Associates are highly skilled and compassionate nutrition professionals who will listen to your concerns and help you … [Read more...] about What is it Like to Work With an Eating Disorder Dietitian?
Do you know the difference between fresh fruits and vegetables and their frozen counterparts? While they start out the same, fresh fruits and vegetables may be picked prior to peak ripeness so they can ripen during transportation to stores. Fruits and vegetables that are going to be frozen are picked when they are at their most ripe; washed, possibly blanched (usually tougher vegetables like … [Read more...] about Fresh vs Frozen Fruits and Vegetables: Is there a Difference?