The Benefits of Body Fat (Yes, Really!)

The Benefits of Body Fat (Yes, Really!)

Weight science is SO much more complex than the fat = bad narrative you always hear. Body fat, or adipose tissue, is not this inert thing - it serves many roles in our body’s health and function. Read on to learn about the benefits of body fat, and how understanding it’s purpose can help you make peace with your body.

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Patatas Bravas with Smoky Romesco Sauce and Garlic Aioli

Patatas Bravas with Smoky Romesco Sauce and Garlic Aioli

Patatas bravas are one of my happy foods! If you’ve never had it, it’s a traditional Spanish dish of fried or roasted potatoes tossed with a spicy and smoky tomato sauce and aioli. This version is made with a smoky romesco style sauce and garlicky aioli. I love to top it with sauteed kale and a fried egg to round it out into a meal.

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Intuitive Eating in Eating Disorder Recovery

Intuitive Eating in Eating Disorder Recovery

“You can’t practice intuitive eating in eating disorder recovery” is a common refrain you’ll hear. But I think that diminishes what intuitive eating is, making it sound like it’s just a hunger/fullness diet. In this post, I discuss the 10 principles of intuitive eating and how they can be incorporated in eating disorder recovery.

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Why I Ate Wednesday: The Road Trip Edition

Why I Ate Wednesday: The Road Trip Edition

In this crazy mixed up diet culture we live in, sometimes it’s hard to know what a “normal” day of eating looks like. Today’s WHY I ate Wednesday post is to give you an inside look at intuitive eating in action, looking at what guides my eating decisions and how that plays out throughout the day. In this edition, I talk about feeding yourself on the road and making food choices when your stomach is upset.

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Chili Mango Popsicles

Chili Mango Popsicles

These chili mango popsicles are super refreshing for summer! Made with a blend of mango and coconut milk sweetened with honey and spiked with lime juice, cayenne, ginger and turmeric for a sweet and complex spicy flavor! It’s the perfect snack with yummy fats from coconut milk to make it more satisfying!

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Why I Ate Wednesday: The I Ate Fancy Food All Day Edition

Why I Ate Wednesday: The I Ate Fancy Food All Day Edition

In this crazy mixed up diet culture we live in, sometimes it’s hard to know what a “normal” day of eating looks like. Today’s WHY I ate Wednesday post is to give you an inside look at intuitive eating in action, looking at what guides my eating decisions and how that plays out throughout the day. In this edition, I talk about pleasure, mindful eating and slowing down.

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Iced Spiced Stone Ground Chocolate Drink

Iced Spiced Stone Ground Chocolate Drink

Last year I had this iced stone ground chocolate drink from Taza Chocolate Bar in Boston, and I knew I had to recreate it! It was so refreshing! This iced spiced stone ground chocolate drink is made with a blend of ground dark chocolate, honey and almond milk spiced with cinnamon, cayenne, vanilla and almond extracts!

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Dressing Your Here-and-Now Body

Dressing Your Here-and-Now Body

One of the places my clients struggle with negative body image the most is around clothing and shopping. It’s frustrating when old clothes don’t fit, or you have a hard time finding clothes in your size in stores. Having comfortable clothes you feel good about is important. Here’s tips on dressing your here-and-now body, plus suggestions for brands that sell a wide variety of sizes.

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Gentle Movement I've Been Loving Lately

Gentle Movement I've Been Loving Lately

“No pain, no gain” used to be my exercise mantra, and since I don’t really like pain, I just didn’t work out. Now that I’ve learned to love gentle movement, exercise has become a regular part of my life. Sharing ideas for gentle movement that I’ve been loving lately, including kayaking, hiking, walking the dogs and yoga.

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Why I Ate Wednesday: The Full (aka Busy) Day Edition

Why I Ate Wednesday: The Full (aka Busy) Day Edition

In this crazy mixed up diet culture we live in, sometimes it’s hard to know what a “normal” day of eating looks like. Today I’m sharing my first WHY I ate Wednesday post to give you an inside look at intuitive eating in action, looking at what guides my eating decisions and how that plays out throughout the day. In this edition, I talk about eating on a busy day, and why not every meal has to be a gourmet experience.

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Body Image Is About More Than Your Body

Body Image Is About More Than Your Body

Body image is about more than your body. Body image refers to how you personally experience your embodiment. More than a mental picture of what you look like, your body image consists of your personal relationship with your body - encompassing your perceptions, beliefs, thoughts, feelings, and actions that pertain to your physical appearance.

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Turmeric Mango Smoothie

Turmeric Mango Smoothie

This turmeric mango smoothie is SO refreshing! Made with a blend of mango, orange juice and carrot with coconut water, it’s the perfect little hydrating smoothie for summer. I added ginger and tumeric for a spicy kick, and a boost of antioxidants. Enjoy this for breakfast or a snack!

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Why I Ate Wednesday: The White Pasta and Cauliflower Rice Edition

Why I Ate Wednesday: The White Pasta and Cauliflower Rice Edition

In this crazy mixed up diet culture we live in, sometimes it’s hard to know what a “normal” day of eating looks like. Today I’m sharing my first WHY I ate Wednesday post to give you an inside look at intuitive eating in action, looking at what guides my eating decisions and how that plays out throughout the day. In this edition, I talk about eating when I’m working from home, and why intentions matter as much as the food choice.

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Changing Behaviors and Beliefs: How to Challenge Diet Mentality

Changing Behaviors and Beliefs: How to Challenge Diet Mentality

Behaviors like bingeing, emotional eating, and restriction are rooted in faulty beliefs - the belief that we have the power to control our natural set point weight. The belief that weight is the most important determinant of health. The belief that we are more valuable if we take up less space. Learn how to challenge underlying beliefs that are rooted in diet mentality so you can change your behaviors.

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Mexican Street Corn Chopped Salad

Mexican Street Corn Chopped Salad

My favorite summer salad! This Mexican street corn chopped salad is inspired by my favorite food truck snack. And, it’s made entirely on the grill so you don’t have to heat to house up by turning on the oven. Top crunchy romaine with grilled bacon, peppers, corn, and scallion, add pinto beans and cotija cheese, and drizzle with a chili lime vinaigrette!

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