Diet culture evolved from our cultural preference over the course of history for the “thin ideal” in beauty which eventually became falsely equated with health. We can learn from history and learn to separate our weight from wellness.Read more →
What if you didn’t start a new “diet” every January? And what if you actually became healthier as a result? No scale necessary. Learn four health behaviors to try on to honor your body and yourself without restriction, elimination, guilt, shame or “shoulds.”Read more →
What’s keeping us from enjoying a traditional Thanksgiving meal? Diet culture, disguised as wellness, and its simplistic, one-dimensional definition of health: that a thin body is ideal. This false and simplistic definition of “wellness” can lead to lifelong weight worry and make it difficult to feel good in our bodies - and enjoy a holiday meal - no “earning” or “burning” of food required.Read more →
Do you feel irritable? Crave sweets and carbohydrates? Constantly feel hungry despite just having eaten? Do you feel like you’re always eating - grazing throughout the day? Feel low energy, especially in the late afternoons? Can’t think straight - dealing with a consistent daily dose of brain fog? Learn how to beat cravings, boost your metabolism, energy and mood by balancing your blood sugar.Read more →
Health comes in all different sizes and shapes. Smaller bodies don’t necessarily tell the story of a healthy person, nor do larger 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.Read more →
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.Read more →
Diet culture has us fixated on scale weight, attaining an ideal weight, to be “healthy.” Dump your scale and focus on healthy behaviors. It’s the most healthful approach to taking care of not only your mental and emotional health, but for your physical health.Read more →
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.Read more →
Do you power through your emotions, fatigue and stress? Do you end up collapsing at the end of the day? Learn micro-resilience techniques to reduce the impact of stress. Recharge your batteries by weaving small recoveries into your daily routine.Read more →
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.Read more →
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.Read more →
There is so much stress and confusion around what to eat these days that many of us have no idea what normal eating is anymore. You may even be suffering from disordered eating or an eating disorder and not even know it. Disordered eating and the pursuit of thinness is so normalized in our culture that it is often dismissed and even encouraged within health and wellness fields.Read more →
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.Read more →
Fatigue. Cravings. Mood swings. These are three common complaints that can be avoided by building healthy balanced meals. One of the most important strategies to improve your nutritional and overall health is to learn how to create meals that stabilize your blood sugar.Read more →