Posts with the category: Eating Psychology

Mirror mirror on the wall, what we look like isn’t all

The pressure to measure up to the American beauty ideal — thin, firm, smooth and young — is greater than ever before. Redefining beauty isn’t about choosing to participate in beautifying or not. Instead it’s about creating a cultural shift in how beauty is defined and how our self-worth as women is defined.

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Dear diet — it’s not me, it’s you, so goodbye

Diets and diet culture is causing more harm them good. They are presented as the solution to our health problems but can actually be creating physical, mental and emotional health challenges.

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Try this New Year's resolution: Ditch the Diet

Don’t be fooled into thinking your next food plan or “watching what you eat” in the name of health isn’t just a diet in disguise. There’s a way out of diet culture and its defining, controlling characteristics of willpower and restriction: not dieting.

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Imagine your life without a diet

So if not dieting, what can you do to take care of your whole health instead? Transform how you eat. Transform how you view your body. Move on with your life, the ultimate reward of pushing diet culture off your plate.

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Weight Shame Hurts Every Body

Weight stigma frames larger bodies as a problem and weight loss as the solution. Thus we may spend a lifetime pursuing weight loss or living in fear of weight gain which is harmful to every body.

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Fall In Love With Eating... Again

I’ve had a crazy relationship with food over my lifetime. I’ve gone from binging on a six pack of cupcakes and eating with wild abandonment to eating with extreme restriction with the stress, fear and self-judgement that comes with such a diet. Today, I want to give you my tips on how eating can be a a pleasureable healthy experience once again.

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Intuitive Eating: do you need to re-learn how to eat?

When we were born, we instinctively knew how to eat. But as we move through life, we are impacted by the messages from the world around us. We’re taught over and over again about what to eat. We are taught not to trust ourselves, but instead trust the food authorities. And the “what” we are told to eat to promote our health, shifts, year after year.

These lessons come from family members (more often than not with good intentions), the latest clean eating book, social media and more. And that finger wagging at us telling us we shouldn’t eat this or that, comes from our own thoughts and self-judgement about food and our bodies that we learned from living in diet culture. These lessons can also come with a side of guilt and shame.

Many (most!) of us need to relearn how to eat: intuitive eating.

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You are more than what you eat + [what you think and feel about it matters more]

The great poet Rumi once said, “The satiated man and the hungry man do not see the same thing when they look upon a loaf of bread.” We all come to the table with different perspectives and life stories with food. No two people will metabolize a slice of pizza in the same way. One person may see the pizza as a delicious treat while another who feels insecure about her body may look at it with fear and guilt. The former will metabolize the food completely while the latter’s body will struggle to process it. When we explore our unique thoughts, feelings and beliefs about food and our bodies, we can feel more relaxed around food and our bodies and re-purpose this energy to give our unique gifts to the world! Often we need to re-train our brains to have a happy and healthy relationship with food.

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Are you getting enough Vitamin P?

Vitamin P. Pleasure. We need it. Without it our lives just aren’t complete. And neither is our metabolic potential. Vitamin P helps optimize your nutrition!

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Eating Psychology Coaching for Everyone Who Eats

Do you or someone you love struggle with health, self-esteem or body image? Dynamic Eating Psychology Coaching is valuable for anyone who eats (yes, I know that’s everyone) who wants a more harmonious relationship with food, body and self. Why? Because life is too dang short. It’s time for a new approach.

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Sugar Isn't Evil

Sugar itself is not evil. Having said that, we have to look deeper at sugar and its effects on our bodies. And, absolutely, too much of any kind of sugar, natural or not, is not good for our health. Learn my five tips to reduce your intake of poor quality sugars.

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Are You In A Constant Struggle with Food?

Learn the one key nutritional factor in overcoming your struggle with food with Mind Body Nutritionist Tanya Mark.

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The Truth About Protein

Nutrition can be confusing. Protein grams. Does the amount matter? Yes and no. Protein from two perspectives: Sports Nutrition and Mind Body Nutrition, also known as the Masculine and the Feminine Approach to nutrition.

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