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
Okay, so “change your life” might seem dramatic, but meal planning can help with more than you can imagine. Today, we are going to learn how this can be! But first... I want to say Happy Holidays!! Both for the upcoming Christmas celebration and also for Chanukah, a holiday near and dear to my heart. Chanukah starts tonight, and for those of you who don’t know its symbolism, in a nutshell -- … [Read more...] about Did you know meal planning can change your life?
This Thanksgiving and December Holiday meal times will be strange, plain and simple. For many of us with families out of town, our celebrations will be small. Still, some of my clients have expressed concern about those obnoxious food and body comments that always seem to arise at family get-togethers. “Did you gain those quarantine 15 too?” “You look so thin? What have you been doing?” and … [Read more...] about 5 tips to enjoy Holiday Meals this year with Family and Friends
How can intuitive eating be “healthy” if I’m “allowed” to eat whatever I want? There are three questions I've heard just this week, in relation to letting go of diets and trying intuitive eating: “Am I really allowed to eat a bagel?” “Isn’t it better to avoid processed foods?” “Isn’t sugar addictive and bad for you?” They all have one thing in common – the concern about a food or category of … [Read more...] about Is Intuitive Eating Really Healthy?