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?
Learn some tips and strategies to work with your emotions and manage your emotional eating. I must admit that, as a US citizen, I have been struggling in the wake of Covid-19, election worries and Presidential debates, climate change, the Supreme Court, RBG, Breonna, among many other grim realities. I imagine you are as well. Many of my clients are sharing their fears for the future, which … [Read more...] about Emotions are high and so is emotional eating. Intuitive Eating can help.
I want to share a deep belief I have about food… No one should be living a life ruled by food – not at any age. As a Be Body Positive Facilitator, combined with my 30+ years as a dietitian and specialist in eating disorders, I have worked with thousands of patients of all ages and I can tell you from my heart that no one should be living a life ruled by food. My patients and group program … [Read more...] about What staying at home 24-7 is doing to our bodies and minds
Emotional eating is taking on a whole new meaning during this Pandemic. Some people are finding that stress is decreasing their appetite and interest in food. Other people are using food to self-soothe as they are overcome with anxiety, stress, boredom or …fill in the blank! Whatever you are feeling, please know that it is perfectly normal. The stress of this quarantine is causing so many … [Read more...] about 3 Quick Tips to Manage your Emotional Eating and Body Image Worries
Honestly, it’s been a really rough few weeks. Here in New York, this pandemic has loomed large. And while some of us are channeling our stress into making comfort foods (chicken pot pie – recipe here), baking bread (my son), or cleaning closets (my friend), still others of us are just trying to get through the day or stay in bed/chill on the couch. The one thing every person seems to have in … [Read more...] about Strategies to Help You Manage Emotional Eating and Anxiety Right Now
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