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
Emotional eating is taking on a whole new meaning during this Pandemic. Some people are finding that stress is decreasing their appetite and interest in food. Other people are using food to self-soothe as they are overcome with anxiety, stress, boredom or …fill in the blank! Whatever you are feeling, please know that it is perfectly normal. The stress of this quarantine is causing so many … [Read more...] about 3 Quick Tips to Manage your Emotional Eating and Body Image Worries
Honestly, it’s been a really rough few weeks. Here in New York, this pandemic has loomed large. And while some of us are channeling our stress into making comfort foods (chicken pot pie – recipe here), baking bread (my son), or cleaning closets (my friend), still others of us are just trying to get through the day or stay in bed/chill on the couch. The one thing every person seems to have in … [Read more...] about Strategies to Help You Manage Emotional Eating and Anxiety Right Now
How sad that, in our culture, a woman’s relationship with her body often causes insecurity, fear, self-doubt, shame, guilt, low self-esteem, and all too often, self-hatred. The statistics are downright shocking; more than 5-10 million girls and women and 1 million boys and men in the US are struggling with eating disorders - anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, or binge eating disorder (compulsive … [Read more...] about Disordered Eating, Body Image and Menopause
According to the National Eating Disorders Association (NEDA), compulsive exercise is not recognized as a specific eating disorder per se, but many people struggle with symptoms associated with this term. Serious health consequences can result from compulsive or over-exercising. These include: Loss of bone density Loss of menses (in women) Relative Energy Deficiency in Sports (RED-S) … [Read more...] about Are you Struggling with Compulsive Exercise?
In our culture today, women* fear weight gain, at all costs, as well as aging. Perimenopause and Menopause are two words that conjure up fear in the hearts and minds of most women* and also people who are assigned female at birth. Diet culture promotes middle-aged female bodies as problematic, and they become a target for both the dieting and anti-aging industries, with many falling prey to … [Read more...] about Transitioning from Perimenopause into Menopause