How can intuitive eating be “healthy” if I’m “allowed” to eat whatever I want? There are three questions I've heard just this week, in relation to letting go of diets and trying intuitive eating: “Am I really allowed to eat a bagel?” “Isn’t it better to avoid processed foods?” “Isn’t sugar addictive and bad for you?” They all have one thing in common – the concern about a food or category of … [Read more...] about Is Intuitive Eating Really Healthy?
Learn some tips and strategies to work with your emotions and manage your emotional eating. I must admit that, as a US citizen, I have been struggling in the wake of Covid-19, election worries and Presidential debates, climate change, the Supreme Court, RBG, Breonna, among many other grim realities. I imagine you are as well. Many of my clients are sharing their fears for the future, which … [Read more...] about Emotions are high and so is emotional eating. Intuitive Eating can help.
How do we develop a healthy habit? While attempting to feel productive during the quarantine, I cleaned out my desk drawers and came upon some old planners. Leafing through these planners, I kept noticing the same two goals atop each page – to exercise and meditate. This was a lightbulb moment for me because somehow, without realizing, I had achieved these goals. I now exercise and … [Read more...] about How to Use Habits to Reach Your Intuitive Eating and Self-care Goals
We must say NO to Dieting, Even When Thoughts of Weight Loss are Ever-present Well, this past week has been very stressful! Hurricane Isaias missed my mother in Florida but took out my power in New York for 7 days. I think ordinarily I would have felt a little inconvenienced but in the age of COVID, every little annoyance seems more intense. I mean, who remembers food safety when deciding … [Read more...] about Tips to help you say NO to dieting during the pandemic
Mindfulness is an important skill in learning when it comes to Intuitive Eating. Considering we are still in the midst of a pandemic and our stress levels are at an all-time high, it might be worth developing a mindfulness practice to help you and your family. Mindfulness is an important skill in learning to becoming an intuitive eater. Taking the time to breathe, pause and be mindful of the … [Read more...] about 10 Ways to Practice Mindfulness to bring more peace in your life
Everyone is so scared of fat in every sense of the word. Getting fat, eating fat, looking fat. Well, if you are familiar with intuitive eating, you probably already know these concerns are not health-promoting. We're taught to fear fat and calories, but they provide the fuel we need to live. The calories from fat provide long-lasting energy and adequate body fat. Did you know that fat protects … [Read more...] about Why you shouldn’t fear fat