This Thanksgiving and December Holiday meal times will be strange, plain and simple. For many of us with families out of town, our celebrations will be small. Still, some of my clients have expressed concern about those obnoxious food and body comments that always seem to arise at family get-togethers. “Did you gain those quarantine 15 too?” “You look so thin? What have you been doing?” and … [Read more...] about 5 tips to enjoy Holiday Meals this year with Family and Friends
It is natural to want a quick immune system boost, particularly in the middle of a pandemic, and at the start of a long cold winter with cold and flu concerns. Unfortunately, internet marketers are out there looking to take your money and hawk their “immune system” boosters. If you’ve been told that you can boost your immune system overnight, sorry to burst your bubble. Our immune system is very … [Read more...] about Five Steps to Boosting Your Immune System Quickly
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