One of the most common questions my clients ask me is whether they will gain weight when recovering from chronic dieting, disordered eating or an eating disorder. And it typically happens as we start working on intuitive eating. The concept of letting go of diets and using a non-diet approach can be scary for many people, especially women who have only ever used diets as their approach to … [Read more...] about 5 Easy Solutions to Help You Deal with Weight Gain
make peace with body image
We come in all different shapes and sizes. I am a registered dietitian, eating disorder specialist and Body Positive™ facilitator, whose mission it is to help all people learn to make peace with food, overcome body dissatisfaction and come home to our bodies. I want to take this opportunity to express my unwavering support for the Black Lives Matter protests, and to stand in solidarity with … [Read more...] about The only thing that is constant in life is CHANGE…
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
Here are some different gift ideas for the non-dieter in your life! If you have grown tired of hearing about fad diets and finally recognize (or are starting to recognize) that diets don’t work for the long term, consider giving thoughtful, body positive gifts. These gifts will support your loved one’s authentic health in the new year. I have curated a list of gift ideas that will be sure to … [Read more...] about Body Positive Gift Ideas for the Holidays for the Non-Dieter in Your Life
Today I want to share with you my own journey with diet culture and some of the lessons I have learned along the way. Did you ever have to write your own obituary? I thought it was weird then, but now I understand why I had to write my obituary as an essay for admission to college some 43 years ago! Trying to imagine - from a 17-year-old’s perspective - how we would like to be remembered in … [Read more...] about I was part of the diet culture problem… but that has changed!
Here are some different gift ideas for the non-dieter in your life! As we say goodbye to Thanksgiving, we are now heading into the time of year when diet culture literally invades our homes. If you have grown tired of hearing about fad diets, and finally recognize (or are starting to recognize) that diets don’t work for the long term, consider giving thoughtful, body positive gifts. These … [Read more...] about 22 Body Positive Gift Ideas for the Holidays