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
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…
What Is Intuitive Eating - this is a question many people ask me. Intuitive Eating can repair our guilt-ridden relationships with food and our bodies. It is a self-care eating framework, which integrates instinct, emotion, & rational thought and was created by two dietitians, Evelyn Tribole and Elyse Resch, in 1995. Intuitive Eating is a weight-inclusive, evidence-based model with a … [Read more...] about What is Intuitive Eating?
I wanted to share some news about a special certification I now have…I am a licensed Be Body Positive Facilitator. I completed my training with Connie Sobczak and Elizabeth Scott, LCSW, The Body Positive's Co-Founder and Director of Trainings. Here is a little background on what this means… The Body Positive training teaches professionals to use the Be Body Positive Model, which combines … [Read more...] about What is a Licensed Be Body Positive Facilitator?
The very first principle of intuitive eating, Reject the Diet Mentality, is the foundation upon which intuitive eating is built. But even before we can practice eating intuitively, we must first “unlearn” diet mentality and the diet culture that has been ingrained in us since…well, forever. What is diet culture anyway? Diet culture is a pervasive system of beliefs, social behaviors, values, and … [Read more...] about Reject Diet Mentality and Embrace Intuitive Eating
A midlife perspective on weight and why it is so easy to diet when life gets rough, especially for middle-aged women. Middle-aged women* are often put into caregiving roles -- for children, spouses, aging parents, relatives, and more. What does being a caregiver mean? We all know the literal definition, but what does it really mean for you and your body? Are you ignoring your own needs and … [Read more...] about How to Stay Out of The Diet Trap when Life Gets Rough