We live in a world that is obsessed with diets and manipulating our bodies in the pursuit of weight loss. Obsessed. Our world is obsessed with thinness. Why do we all live in mortal fear of “gaining weight,” getting fat,” or “being fat?” Why is our value as a human being supposedly determined by our body weight? Why do we live in a world that aims to erase body … [Read more...] about What is Diet Culture and Why Should We Challenge it?
This Independence Day, consider declaring your inalienable right to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness with Intuitive Eating -- NOT WEIGHT LOSS! One of the biggest worries I hear from clients in my nutrition practice is, “Will I gain weight if I stop dieting? I just want to be “normal” around food.” If this sounds familiar, you are in good company! Weight gain and corresponding body … [Read more...] about How to Declare Your Independence from Diet Culture!
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
"Fears of weight gain lead some people to turn intuitive eating into another diet." - Erica Leon Written by Ashley Seruya, B.A. Desire for weight loss is SO normal in our society, and fear of weight gain is completely understandable. We're steeped in fatphobia, and we live in a culture where people are systemically discriminated against because of their size. It makes sense that you don't … [Read more...] about Doing Intuitive Eating When You Still Want Weight Loss
The movie hasn't been released -- yet the trailer itself has created much controversy in the eating disorder community and press. In the first 9 seconds we see disordered eating behavior. By the end of the 2 minute & 23 second promo we have now seen at least 5 very serious eating disorder rituals, including calorie counting, excessive exercise and fluid intake, difficulty eating, body … [Read more...] about To the Bone Trailer Chills to the Bone: Trigger Warning for Disordered Eating & Diet Behavior
Written by Ashley Seruya, B.A. The intuitive eating process brings about a lot of change, some of which can be downright terrifying. Enter: weight gain. It should be noted that weight gain is a possible side effect of making peace with food, but it isn’t necessarily inevitable. Some people lose weight on their intuitive eating journey, others maintain, and still others gain. Which camp you … [Read more...] about 3 Steps to Making Peace With Weight Gain