The world, as we know it, is changing, minute by minute. Who doesn’t feel some measure of fear and anxiety? It would make sense then, that some people find themselves eating food despite not being physically hungry. Perhaps we want to be comforted, to be nurtured. We eat to avoid our problems. We eat because we are bored. We eat because we are scared. We eat because we are literally working … [Read more...] about Lessons on Emotional Eating During these Trying Times
Chances are, you know at least one person who has struggled with an eating disorder. One of the most COLLOSAL myths about eating disorders is that they have one look – usually white, young and female. Nothing could be farther from the truth. People in all types of bodies, genders, races, classes, and ages are at risk of developing an Eating Disorder. It is National Eating Disorder Awareness … [Read more...] about Some mind-blowing stats to share with you about Eating Disorders
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?
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?