Do you ever feel like food is constantly on your mind? Whether it’s planning meals down to every detail or feeling guilt and anxiety about every bite you take, you might be grappling with a food obsession. If this sounds like you, know that you are not alone and it is totally possible to overcome […]

Diet Culture

March 4, 2024

Understanding Food Obsession and How to Break Free

In a society fixated on appearance and weight, the desire to lose weight is pervasive. Even those professing indifference towards looks still express a wish to shed pounds for supposed health benefits.  However, research suggests that intentional weight loss might not improve health and can, in fact, have detrimental effects on physical and mental well-being. […]

Diet Culture

January 26, 2024

The Disadvantages of Dieting and an Alternative Path to Well-being

The holiday season often brings joy, celebration, and togetherness, but it can also be a time when the pressure to adhere to restrictive diets intensifies. In the midst of festive feasts and sweet treats, it’s essential to prioritize self-care that goes beyond the limitations of traditional dieting. Being on a diet and “watching what you […]

Diet Culture

November 22, 2023

Holiday Self-Care Beyond Diets: Nourishing Your Mind and Body

Holiday self-care beyond diets

(from doctors, loved ones, etc.) You’ve just received a weightloss recommendation. Whether you are already on the journey of letting go of dieting and making peace with your body (at any size) or this is something that you have considered (or not considered) but are scared to do, it can be disheartening to hear from […]

Body Image, Diet Culture

September 7, 2023

How to Handle Weightloss Recommendations

weightloss recommendations

If you’ve ever felt overwhelmed by ever-evolving nutrition science, you are not alone. Following every emerging piece of research keeps you in constant contradiction. First it’s low-carb, then it’s low-fat, next carnivore, then vegan. It’s important to acknowledge that nutrition scientists often summarize their study results in simplified and sensationalized ways in order to get […]

Diet Culture

August 7, 2023

9 Nutrition Myths Debunked

Unconditional permission to eat what you desire, no more emotional eating, and trusting your body to tell you when and how much to eat?! Upon introduction to Intuitive Eating, it might sound too good to be true – impossible, in fact. It’s a completely different paradigm from what you were taught from diet culture. Your […]

Diet Culture

July 6, 2023

Can I Do IE If I Want to Lose Weight?

How many times have you heard or thought about the term, “summer ready body”? As the temperatures rise in many parts of the world, so may be the volume on body-conscious thoughts and feelings. Warmer days mean fewer layers and more pressure to get ‘beach body’ ready. Keep reading to learn a weight-inclusive dietitian’s perspective […]

Body Image

June 9, 2023

Summer Ready Body: Redefining Body Trust and Confidence

Summer Ready Body: Redefining Body Trust and Confidence

Studies prove that the way we feel about ourselves influences our likelihood of engaging in health-promoting activities like honoring our hunger, seeking satisfaction, and joyful movement. Children who are modeled positive body image will tend toward better eating habits, an active lifestyle, and greater self-confidence. On the other hand, dieting, weight concerns, and body dissatisfaction […]

Motherhood

May 3, 2023

How to Model Body Respect

how to model body respect

Take a purposeful pause to consider what your life could look like if you were to stop dieting and adopt a non-diet approach to life. I know it’s a terrifying concept. If you stop dieting, that means you’re giving up the promise of a future ‘perfect’ you. But in this moment, you can’t see how […]

Diet Culture

April 10, 2023

9 Benefits of a Non-Diet Approach to Life

Non-diet approach

Outside of this blog post, I am not supportive of the term ‘obesity’. Read on to learn why. Many sources weigh in on their opinion of the effects of childhood obesity. But what are the facts, and what are just myths? If you haven’t heard the news, The American Academy of Pediatrics announced a comprehensive […]

Diet Culture

March 7, 2023

The Effects of Childhood Obesity: 4 Myths

childhood obesity

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