Mindfulness is an important skill in learning when it comes to Intuitive Eating. Considering we are still in the midst of a pandemic and our stress levels are at an all-time high, it might be worth developing a mindfulness practice to help you and your family. Mindfulness is an important skill in learning to becoming an intuitive eater. Taking the time to breathe, pause and be mindful of the … [Read more...] about 10 Ways to Practice Mindfulness to bring more peace in your life
Honestly, it’s been a really rough few weeks. Here in New York, this pandemic has loomed large. And while some of us are channeling our stress into making comfort foods (chicken pot pie – recipe here), baking bread (my son), or cleaning closets (my friend), still others of us are just trying to get through the day or stay in bed/chill on the couch. The one thing every person seems to have in … [Read more...] about Strategies to Help You Manage Emotional Eating and Anxiety Right Now
The world, as we know it, is changing, minute by minute. Who doesn’t feel some measure of fear and anxiety? It would make sense then, that some people find themselves eating food despite not being physically hungry. Perhaps we want to be comforted, to be nurtured. We eat to avoid our problems. We eat because we are bored. We eat because we are scared. We eat because we are literally working … [Read more...] about Lessons on Emotional Eating During these Trying Times
I had the privilege of attending the Food & Nutrition Conference & Expo (FNCE) in Philadelphia. This is a national conference for nutrition professionals that can only be described as the Superbowl of Dietitian and Nutritionist Conferences! A highlight for me was meeting Evelyn Tribole, RD and Elyse Resch, RD, the two dietitian authors of the book, Intuitive Eating. The message and … [Read more...] about Can Mindfulness Help me Make Peace with Food and my Body Image?
Being "anti-diet" is counter-cultural! When I think about what it takes to maintain my anti-diet truth in this diet culture world, I get really, really mad. I get mad that I have to put in so much effort to protect myself from the world that I live in, and to protect my own mental health and my recovery. And I know that we all feel this struggle and frustration. One of my favorite quotes on … [Read more...] about How to Be Anti-Diet in a Diet Culture World
Relaxing is easier said than done for most of us, but it might just be the key to a healthy heart and soul. When we are under stress, our natural alarm system is turned on and we pump out adrenaline, which results in quicker breathing, a fast heart rate, and a rise in blood pressure. This response, over a prolonged period of time, can result in serious health problems. Mindfulness decreases … [Read more...] about Mindfulness and Your Health