The Thanksgiving holiday can be filled with dread when you are working on recovery from an eating disorder or letting go of diets. Living in diet culture, we are surrounded by people inadvertently judging food choices, while at the same time commenting on their own food intake and body image, especially those with eating disorders. Here are some strategies that we share with our clients and … [Read more...] about Tips to Manage the Holidays when Letting Go of Diets
Registered Dietitian for Eating Disorders
After what feels like a lifetime of quarantining and challenging COVID at every turn, some exciting changes are happening here at Erica Leon Nutrition. Our team is growing with new dietitians to help serve our clients and work with new clients too! In addition to Diana Ushay, MS, RDN, who joined us in the late Spring, we have now added 3 more dietitians to our family. Meet our new … [Read more...] about Welcoming New Dietitians to Erica Leon Nutrition
We are Expanding with a new Dietitian at Erica Leon Nutrition! Please join us in welcoming Diana Ushay, MS, RDN, to Erica Leon Nutrition LLC! Diana has been consulting with us for several years while she trained to be a dietitian, and now she is an official RD! Oh….and she is ALSO A CERTIFIED INTUITIVE EATING COUNSELOR! Diana began her nutrition career at a young age as she loved cooking … [Read more...] about Welcoming our New Dietitian – Diana Ushay
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…