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…
I had the privilege of attending the Food & Nutrition Conference & Expo (FNCE) in Philadelphia. This is a national conference for nutrition professionals that can only be described as the Superbowl of Dietitian and Nutritionist Conferences! A highlight for me was meeting Evelyn Tribole, RD and Elyse Resch, RD, the two dietitian authors of the book, Intuitive Eating. The message and … [Read more...] about Can Mindfulness Help me Make Peace with Food and my Body Image?
You can make peace with food without obsessing about body weight...here's how. What is Health at Every Size® and How Can it Help? For so many of my clients working towards making peace with food and their bodies, the notion of not having to be weighed each week as a measure of progress is radical, and is often met first with disbelief, followed by genuine relief. NOTE: It is important to … [Read more...] about What is Health at Every Size and Why is it Important?
We live in a world that is obsessed with diets and manipulating our bodies in the pursuit of weight loss. Obsessed. Our world is obsessed with thinness. Why do we all live in mortal fear of “gaining weight,” getting fat,” or “being fat?” Why is our value as a human being supposedly determined by our body weight? Why do we live in a world that aims to erase body … [Read more...] about What is Diet Culture and Why Should We Challenge it?
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?