Food is a way many people, kids included, cope with their feelings. As a Dietitian who specializes in Eating Disorders, I get calls almost daily, from parents worried that their kids are eating snacking too much and gaining weight, or eating too little and starting to become obsessed with food. This is a universal experience that is affecting all of us to some degree -- who doesn’t feel some … [Read more...] about Nutrition Tip: Food as a way to Cope with our Feelings
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Everyone is so scared of fat in every sense of the word. Getting fat, eating fat, looking fat. Well, if you are familiar with intuitive eating, you probably already know these concerns are not health-promoting. We're taught to fear fat and calories, but they provide the fuel we need to live. The calories from fat provide long-lasting energy and adequate body fat. Did you know that fat protects … [Read more...] about Why you shouldn’t fear fat
If you or a loved one were diagnosed with elevated cholesterol, would weight loss be the first thing on your mind? September is National Cholesterol Education Month and I would like to share information about cholesterol and cardiovascular health. Intentional weight loss will not be a focus; rather, the focus will be on promoting health behaviors that are within our control. What is … [Read more...] about National Cholesterol Education Month and Heart Health
The very first principle of Intuitive Eating, Reject the Diet Mentality, is one of the hardest for my nutrition clients. Most come to me with a history of being unhappy with their weight and struggling with eating foods that leave them feeling satisfied, healthy, and happy. Some clients have a history trying diets like Weight Watchers, Atkins, Paleo, etc. Others tell me how they learned to … [Read more...] about You Did Not Fail the Diet, the Diet Failed YOU!