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
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I wanted to share something that came up during my Holiday Survive and Thrive Challenge last week. During the lessons and conversations that happened during the Challenge, one question came up that I believe confuses many people. That question is..."What is Disordered Eating?" This is a term that can confuse many, so let's clear that up now. Disordered eating is different than an eating … [Read more...] about One question that confuses many…What is Disordered Eating?
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
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
Thanksgiving is synonymous with family, festivities and FOOD. While the notion of gathering with loved ones around the table is pleasant for many with an eating disorder, it can be filled with landmines if you’re struggling with food, weight, and/or body image. If you’re a chronic dieter, large holiday meals can reinforce binge behavior. Dieting, in fact, predicts binge eating, which in turn, … [Read more...] about Eating Disorder Recovery During the Holidays and Holiday Meals
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?