Are you using food as a coping tool? You're not alone. Stress brings this on and it’s been a really long, stressful first two weeks of the year. Between the angry mob of white supremacists storming the capital, the second impeachment of this President, then add in the COVID 19 pandemic … it’s hard to focus and it is stressful! It’s also normal to use food as a coping tool - whether that means … [Read more...] about 4 Signs You Are Restricting Your Food
When I meet a client recovering from chronic dieting who wants to learn about and practice intuitive eating, they are usually weary of strict rules and guidelines but fearful of NO structure whatsoever. Most people tell me that they have followed various food rules for so long, their brain feels inundated with contradictory, confusing nutrition information – and that even trying to practice … [Read more...] about Meal Plan Ideas to Help You Start Intuitive Eating
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…
Thanksgiving is synonymous with family, festivities and FOOD. While the notion of gathering with loved ones around the table is pleasant for many with an eating disorder, it can be filled with landmines if you’re struggling with food, weight, and/or body image. If you’re a chronic dieter, large holiday meals can reinforce binge behavior. Dieting, in fact, predicts binge eating, which in turn, … [Read more...] about Eating Disorder Recovery During the Holidays and Holiday Meals
We have a new Dietitian starting – with a specialty in sports nutrition. I'm thrilled to announce that Erica Leon Nutrition is expanding! Let me introduce and welcome our newest associate, Kelly Linehan. Kelly is a wonderful addition to our practice. This soon-to-be Registered Dietitian has interned with me while she obtained her master’s degree in nutrition from Hunter College and, most … [Read more...] about Exciting News at Erica Leon Nutrition