Posts with the category: Healthy Eating

Size or shape doesn’t define your health

Health comes in all different sizes and shapes. Fit bodies don’t necessarily tell the story of a healthy person, nor do overweight bodies tell the story of a lazy person. You can’t know everything about a person’s behavior or life by simply looking at her body.

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Check yourself: Fat isn’t a four-letter word

Our culture has indoctrinated us to fear fat if we want to be good, happy and healthy. As a result, those assumptions are accepted as truths.

All weight gain is bad; all weight loss is good.

All thin people are happy; all fat people are unhappy.

All thin people are healthy; all fat people are unhealthy.

I am asking you to question these assumptions.

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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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'Fit and ripped' male ideal breeds body image misery

Let’s openly discuss and redefine healthy male body image. When we live and teach an elevated definition of health, no matter what our gender, all human bodies benefit. This is radical acceptance.

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Wellness has become another word for diet

Don’t allow the diet industry disguised as wellness define your health. Know your values, focus on them, and take care of your whole self. You will be remembered for how you made others feel, not for the size of your waist or thighs.

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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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What's Healthier Than Kale?

Kale’s all the rage. Everyone’s talking about it because it’s healthy. But do you want to know what’s even healthier than kale? Having a good relationship with food.

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Eating in Moderation: Does it Work?

Does “everything in moderation” work with your eating habits? It depends. As a Mind Body Nutritionist, I look at “everything in moderation” from two very different nutritional approaches: Moderation from a purely nutritional approach and from the perspective of an eating psychology coach.

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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. 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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Are You On A High Fact "Diet"?

Do you ever feel burdened by the fact that you know so much about nutrition? This is what is called a “high-fact diet”. Many of us are almost too well educated about what we eat, and this is actually creating stress in our bodies. And yes, I am speaking from personal experience. If we overthink every morsel we eat, we can be causing more harm than good.

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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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What is Body Positive Fitness?

I know from my professional Mind Body Nutrition practice that many of us want to change our bodies to meet culture’s ideals because of the messages that we hear and see every single day. This is not OK and is producing an epidemic of body dissatisfaction. Some of these messages come from the fitness industry. We have the power to make a change and shift towards body positive fitness.

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Are you a Normal Eater?

There is so much stress and confusion around what to eat these days that it has created a new category of eating known as disordered eating. Disordered eating is different than an eating disorder. It lies between normal eating and an eating disorder and according to survey results conducted by Self Magazine and the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill, 75% of women regularly engage in disordered eating and exercise patterns.

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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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