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
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
Nutrition counseling with a dietitian who specializes in eating disorders is a vital part of any treatment team. No matter the type of eating disorder a person struggles with, correcting nutritional deficiencies and creating a regular eating pattern is necessary for recovery. Many people report that they have followed external food rules for so long, their brain feels inundated with … [Read more...] about How a Dietitian Uses Meal Plans in Eating Disorder Treatment
Do you know the difference between fresh fruits and vegetables and their frozen counterparts? While they start out the same, fresh fruits and vegetables may be picked prior to peak ripeness so they can ripen during transportation to stores. Fruits and vegetables that are going to be frozen are picked when they are at their most ripe; washed, possibly blanched (usually tougher vegetables like … [Read more...] about Fresh vs Frozen Fruits and Vegetables: Is there a Difference?
Are you suffering from a toxic relationship with food? Do you believe that some foods are "good" while others are "bad?" Are there foods you never allow yourself to eat? Do you find that you are either restricting or overeating? If this sounds like you, then intuitive eating can help. But you first need to start building a healthier relationship with food. Here are some tips to get … [Read more...] about 5 Tips for Building a Healthy Relationship with Food
A well-balanced diet includes eating fruits and vegetables of different colors every day. A well-balanced diet, which includes fruits and vegetables with an assortment of colors helps ensure your body is getting all the beneficial phytochemicals, antioxidants, and fiber it needs to function optimally. How do these elements help your body? Phytochemicals are substances found in fruits, … [Read more...] about Eat the Rainbow of Nutrition with your Fruits and Vegetables