We live in a society that too often sends the wrong messages. Diet culture is rooted in the belief that we must shrink our bodies to conform to Western beauty standards and that there is only one “right” way to eat. This belief system leads to constant body judgment, yo-yo dieting, food restriction and emotional eating. The stress of being around family and friends, and food at this time of … [Read more...] about Special Body Positive Messages to Share With You!
The body positivity movement has impacted the clothing industry… more or less. More, in that we are seeing a record number of companies working to make their brands more inclusive. Less, because according to a wonderful summary by Lindley Ashline, “For truly inclusive clothing, a brand needs to carry clothing from a 00 (XS) to 12X/size 40 US, ideally with a custom sizing option." (And, even … [Read more...] about Resource for you: Women’s Plus-Size Clothing Online Retailers
No matter where you are in your stage of life or in your journey with food and nutrition... we all need to be kinder to ourselves! One way to shift your thinking about your body image mindset is by learning to challenge your automatic negative thoughts about how you're "supposed to" look, particularly compared to others. By practicing the skills of self-compassion, intuition, creativity, and … [Read more...] about 4 Steps to Developing A Positive Body Image Mindset
Listen in to the video below as Dietitian, Rebecca Stetzer shares how she helps people change their relationship with food and their body image. Rebecca specializes in weight-inclusive nutrition therapy counseling for a variety of health conditions, but primarily eating disorders and disordered eating/body image concerns, gastrointestinal disorders, family and child feeding concerns, and … [Read more...] about Meet Our Registered Dietitian, Rebecca Stetzer
Diet culture has painted a toxic picture that “ethnic” cuisines are “unhealthy.” The fact is, eating a diet that honors one's cultural background and experience IS nourishment. No matter your cultural or ethnic background, food can be a way of connecting with not only ourselves, but our families, cultures, and traditions. And while many of us are interested in improving overall health and … [Read more...] about 5 Tips for Enjoying Your Cultural Foods: Newsflash…They all Fit, Babe.
Losing weight is not a requirement for feeling better in your body and improving your health and well-being. The prevalence of eating disorders has been on the rise over the past two decades. I understand this statement entirely contrasts with the message many health experts and society teach us, that losing weight is the cure for many health and body image issues. But focusing on weight … [Read more...] about Focusing on Weight Loss is NOT the ONLY Way to Feel Better in Your Body