Self-Care is important to your overall health. This morning I spoke with a new client whose doctor told her she must lose weight; that her weight gain since COVID has led to her developing some health concerns. This was quite distressing, as you can imagine; she really had no idea what to do and was looking for direction. Here’s the thing... Just because her doctor told her she “needs” … [Read more...] about Learn how to set health goals with 10 behaviors that favor health
This pandemic has been wreaking havoc on our collective mental health – mine included! I was fortunate to receive a COVID vaccine and escaped cold and snowy New York to visit my mother and sister in sunny Florida. There is something genuinely life-affirming about warm weather – the sun, the sand, and the ocean. Being there made it that much easier to want to live an active and healthy … [Read more...] about Setting Healthy Goals Can Help Provide Structure
Nutrition is the last principle of intuitive eating for a reason!! If you focus on nutrition too soon, making peace with food and removing good and bad labels from different food groups will be SO much harder. In fact, it'll probably be pretty impossible. But if you put nutrition on the back-burner and just wait it out, you can give yourself the space and time to really investigate how you … [Read more...] about Put Nutrition on the Back-burner to Make Peace with Food
Recently, we talked about satisfaction being a necessary part of intuitive eating. Discovering which foods we actually enjoy can help us tune into what feels just right for our mind and bodies. As a dietitian and certified intuitive eating counselor, I often encourage my clients to experiment with variety when letting go of dieting and/or disordered eating. Intuitive eating is all about … [Read more...] about Gentle Nutrition: End Dieting, Find Variety with Intuitive Eating
When I (Ashley) first started my journey towards eating disorder recovery, I recall one simple phrase that I thought to myself over and over again: “What the hell do I eat now?” Having followed various food rules for so long, I was at a point where my brain felt inundated with contradictory, confusing nutrition information. Not only that, but I was just dipping my toes into intuitive eating, a … [Read more...] about Recipes for Eating Disorder Recovery, Fall is Here!
Satisfaction is a key part of "gentle nutrition," which is why it's the very last principle of intuitive eating! It takes time and lots of patience to unlearn years of dieting and to fully embrace and respect your body. There are many ways that diving into nutrition too early can derail your intuitive eating journey. Fears of weight gain, and worries about eating in an “unhealthy” … [Read more...] about Gentle Nutrition: End Dieting, Find Satisfaction with Intuitive Eating