May 6th was a very special day – it was International No Diet Day. It’s one day out of the whole year we get to celebrate not dieting! With a team full of Non-Diet Dietitians and Intuitive Eating Coaches, the Erica Leon Nutrition team have several tidbits of advice about International No Diet Day. Diana Ushay, MS, RDN, CDN: Being diet neutral or food neutral towards your kids will go … [Read more...] about Favorite International No Diet Day Tips from our Dietitians and Counselors
Food is a way many people, kids included, cope with their feelings. As a Dietitian who specializes in Eating Disorders, I get calls almost daily, from parents worried that their kids are eating snacking too much and gaining weight, or eating too little and starting to become obsessed with food. This is a universal experience that is affecting all of us to some degree -- who doesn’t feel some … [Read more...] about Nutrition Tip: Food as a way to Cope with our Feelings
After what feels like a lifetime of quarantining and challenging COVID at every turn, some exciting changes are happening here at Erica Leon Nutrition. Our team is growing with new dietitians to help serve our clients and work with new clients too! In addition to Diana Ushay, MS, RDN, who joined us in the late Spring, we have now added 3 more dietitians to our family. Meet our new … [Read more...] about Welcoming New Dietitians to Erica Leon Nutrition
We are Expanding with a new Dietitian at Erica Leon Nutrition! Please join us in welcoming Diana Ushay, MS, RDN, to Erica Leon Nutrition LLC! Diana has been consulting with us for several years while she trained to be a dietitian, and now she is an official RD! Oh….and she is ALSO A CERTIFIED INTUITIVE EATING COUNSELOR! Diana began her nutrition career at a young age as she loved cooking … [Read more...] about Welcoming our New Dietitian – Diana Ushay
I want to share some important information about learning to become an intuitive eater. I have had many people describe a true fear of noticing hunger, of being hungry. If this describes you, let me explain a bit more about this fear. Do you fear hunger? If you have ever dieted and chances are, you have, you may have experienced a real fear of hunger, worried that once you do give in to that … [Read more...] about Do you ever fear hunger and food?
I am often asked about the difference between overeating, emotional eating, and binge eating disorder. So today I wanted to share with you the differences between each and talk a little more about Binge Eating Disorder in particular, as surprisingly, this is the most common eating disorder in the United States. In this article, we will explore more about this common eating disorder that is … [Read more...] about What’s the difference between Overeating, Emotional Eating and Binge Eating Disorder?