Chances are, you know at least one person who has struggled with an eating disorder. One of the most COLLOSAL myths about eating disorders is that they have one look – usually white, young and female. Nothing could be farther from the truth. People in all types of bodies, genders, races, classes, and ages are at risk of developing an Eating Disorder. It is National Eating Disorder Awareness … [Read more...] about Some mind-blowing stats to share with you about Eating Disorders
Eating Disorders & Prevention
We live in a world that is obsessed with diets and manipulating our bodies in the pursuit of weight loss. Obsessed. Our world is obsessed with thinness. Why do we all live in mortal fear of “gaining weight,” getting fat,” or “being fat?” Why is our value as a human being supposedly determined by our body weight? Why do we live in a world that aims to erase body … [Read more...] about What is Diet Culture and Why Should We Challenge it?
If you or a loved one were diagnosed with elevated cholesterol, would weight loss be the first thing on your mind? September is National Cholesterol Education Month and I would like to share information about cholesterol and cardiovascular health. Intentional weight loss will not be a focus; rather, the focus will be on promoting health behaviors that are within our control. What is … [Read more...] about National Cholesterol Education Month and Heart Health
Are you working on your recovery from an eating disorder? Or trying to quit dieting because you’re tired of starving yourself, exercising to the point of total exhaustion and counting macros or calories day after day? If you value authentic health and happiness -- then starving, bingeing, over-exercising or any other disordered eating behavior would seem to go against those values. But the … [Read more...] about How can Values Help Me Recover from Disordered Eating and/or Chronic Dieting?
"Dieting (in the name of diet culture) makes your brain think it's starving itself, and so your body, survival mode kicking in, has no choice but to binge-eat. Enter the diet-binge-diet cycle." In the landmark book, Intuitive Eating, the authors present ten principles which are designed to help you break free from diet culture. The very first principle is to Reject the Diet … [Read more...] about How to Move From Diet Culture to Intuitive Eating
You know what today is? It’s my Birthday! And I fully intend to have my cake and EAT IT TOO!! When we restrict and deprive ourselves of foods we love, we tend to fixate and obsess over them more than ever! And when we do allow ourselves even a taste of that food, we go crazy, eat tons of it and feel guilty! This is a sad way to move through life, yet many of the people I work with can’t … [Read more...] about Three Tips for Enjoying Birthday Food (or any special occasion) WITHOUT GUILT!