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
When I meet a client recovering from chronic dieting who wants to learn about and practice intuitive eating, they are usually weary of strict rules and guidelines but fearful of NO structure whatsoever. Most people tell me that they have followed various food rules for so long, their brain feels inundated with contradictory, confusing nutrition information – and that even trying to practice … [Read more...] about Meal Plan Ideas to Help You Start Intuitive Eating
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?
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…
Weight stigma -- or any of its synonyms: weight bias, weight discrimination, fat phobia, fat shaming, sizeism -- are all the same thing. Weight stigma impacts us all, but impacts people in larger bodies the most. Weight stigma is so pervasive that it can almost feel invisible. And for those in smaller bodies, it IS invisible. But for people in fat bodies, weight stigma is something they have … [Read more...] about What is Weight Stigma and Why is it Important?
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?