Here are three facts about heart disease that are essential to understand. Did you know that heart disease is the leading killer among women? And that more than one in three adult females has some sort of cardiovascular disease? Did you know that there is an overall increase in heart attacks in women about ten years post menopause? I personally had no idea, and now I want to make sure that YOU … [Read more...] about Menopause, Women and Heart Disease: 5 Non-Diet Strategies to Consider
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So many of my clients tell me they want to add in foods and/or supplements as a way of helping to manage peri- or post- menopausal symptoms. How can we do this in a way that doesn’t jeopardize all the hard work of letting go of diets and embracing intuitive eating? Or trigger a relapse of eating disorder behaviors? This article will be the first in a series of conversations about gentle … [Read more...] about Gentle Nutrition can Help Manage Menopausal Symptoms
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?
Parents - I beg you not to put your kids on diets and delete any tracking apps you find on their phones. Last week, Weight Watchers (well, now called WW) launched an app called Kurbo to “help” parents teach their kids about nutrition and reach a “healthy weight” through daily tracking of food and exercise. The app is targeted to 8 to 17-year-old children. As a registered dietitian who has … [Read more...] about Nobody’s Kids Need This Type of Weight Loss and Dieting App – please read and share
Fatphobia, or weight stigma as it is often referred to, impacts us all, but impacts people in larger bodies the most. We are a culture that equates *fat* with ill health, and often describes fat people as lazy, unintelligent, or sloppy. This diet culture that we live in creates a fear of fat and blatant discrimination for people of size. My story is about someone who could be you, or any one … [Read more...] about A Story about the Fear of Fat for One Family
I wanted to share some news about a special certification I now have…I am a licensed Be Body Positive Facilitator. I completed my training with Connie Sobczak and Elizabeth Scott, LCSW, The Body Positive's Co-Founder and Director of Trainings. Here is a little background on what this means… The Body Positive training teaches professionals to use the Be Body Positive Model, which combines … [Read more...] about What is a Licensed Be Body Positive Facilitator?