Posts with the category: Nutrition

Ditch the weight-based resolutions

What if you didn’t “diet” in 2021? And what if you actually became healthier? No scale necessary. Learn four health behaviors to try on to honor your body and yourself without restriction, elimination, guilt, shame or “shoulds.”

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Here's one Thanksgiving 'tradition' you can drop

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.

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But what about your weight, your health?

If you’re stuck in the vicious body hate, restrictive eating cycle, you can break free by clearing out toxic weight centric health messages and learn healthy behaviors with food and body image.

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Balance Your Blood Sugar to Beat Cravings, Boost Your Metabolism, Energy and Mood

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.

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Body acceptance is a radical act of self-love

I am standing for anyone who has struggled with a self-esteem issue like me, because all bodies are valuable. All bodies are good bodies.

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Size or shape doesn’t define your health

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.

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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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Say 'No Weigh" to the Scale

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.

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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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Reduce the Impact of Stress with Micro-resilience

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.

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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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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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Are you a Normal Eater?

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.

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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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Curb Your Cravings with Campfire Meals

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.

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Healthy Snacks Made Easy

Uh oh… You’re hungry and didn’t bring a healthy snack! All you see around you are chips, cookies, candy, crackers, soda. Learn how to avoid these snacking pitfalls and create a crave-fighting healthy snack kit.

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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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