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
The world, as we know it, is changing, minute by minute. Who doesn’t feel some measure of fear and anxiety? It would make sense then, that some people find themselves eating food despite not being physically hungry. Perhaps we want to be comforted, to be nurtured. We eat to avoid our problems. We eat because we are bored. We eat because we are scared. We eat because we are literally working … [Read more...] about Lessons on Emotional Eating During these Trying Times
How did eating get so complicated? Imagine the sound of a crying newborn baby. That baby knows when he’s hungry and makes sure to let his caregivers know very loudly! By the time we are adults, many of us have difficulty sensing when our bodies feel hungry for a wide variety of reasons. Today I will explore some of the challenges to being able to sense, and respond to our body’s biological … [Read more...] about What Does Hunger Feel Like?
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?
How can you eat intuitively when your meals are already planned? How can you plan for what your body will want in the moment? Well, if your life is anything like mine then you do not have the time, money, or energy to prepare the exact meal or snack that you want at each moment you want it. As I’ve grown as an intuitive eater, I was surprised to find that the structure of meal planning … [Read more...] about This one thing can change everything … Meal Planning
This quote describes the process of letting go of diets and practicing intuitive eating perfectly! “The only way out is through.” - Robert Frost It is all I could think about as I watched the TV recently, following the 12 young soccer players and their coach, trapped in the complex labyrinth of Thailand caves for two weeks before being rescued. I kept thinking to myself - the only way out is … [Read more...] about What Robert Frost can Teach us about Our Bodies and Fears of Weight Gain