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
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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…
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 gifts … [Read more...] about Body Positive Gift Ideas for the Holidays for the Non-Dieter in Your Life
Have you ever picked up a book and skipped to the last page? This happened recently with one of my clients who wanted to learn how to make peace with food. On my recommendation, she purchased the book, Intuitive Eating by Tribole and Resch. Instead of reading chapter one, which talks about ditching diets and why diets don’t work, she skipped to the last chapter of the book – Gentle … [Read more...] about Gentle Nutrition: Stop Dieting and Have a Healthy Relationship with Food