The Importance of Sleep

The Importance of Sleep

In todays achievement obsessed society, sleep is often thought of as a luxury, or just an afterthought. I used the think the biggest consequence of inadequate sleep was feeling cranky and wasting too much money at Starbucks. It wasn’t until I started working at the VA with many veterans who had a difficult time sleeping due to PTSD, when I started to dig into the research and understand the importance of sleep.

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Why I Ate Wednesday: The 14-Hour Workday Edition

Why I Ate Wednesday: The 14-Hour Workday 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 grazing, why it’s ok to eat late at night, and how hunger varies from day to day.

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Intuitive Eating & IBS: Part 3 - Disordered Eating and IBS

Intuitive Eating & IBS: Part 3 - Disordered Eating and IBS

IBS is incredibly common among people who struggle with eating disorders or disordered eating, but most of the dietary advice can make disordered eating worse. Learn about the relationship between disordered eating and IBS, and strategies for coping with IBS when you’re in eating disorder recovery.

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Are You Giving Yourself FULL Permission Around Food?

Are You Giving Yourself FULL Permission Around Food?

A few weeks ago, I shared a few instagram posts on gentle nutrition. I got a lot of comments and questions from people who were trying to experiment with gentle nutrition, but feeling frustrated with never making the “healthy” choice. This is one of those cases where the answer is in the question. If you’re going into a choice with the mindset that one decision is better than the other, then you’re not giving yourself full permission.

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Why I Ate Wednesday: The Hurricane Edition

Why I Ate Wednesday: The Hurricane 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 grazing, hunger fullness cues changing from day to day, and meal planning for intuitive eating.

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Five Thoughts (Including Intuitive Eating Misconceptions and Neuroplasticity)

Five Thoughts (Including Intuitive Eating Misconceptions and Neuroplasticity)

Sharing five thoughts from the week, including misconceptions about intuitive eating for chronic disease, being a tourist in your hometown, decorating your house with things that spark joy, a new walking meditation to try, and the concept of neuroplasticity, or the brains ability to change.

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Snack Food is More Than Fruit, Nuts, and Energy Bars

Snack Food is More Than Fruit, Nuts, and Energy Bars

Snack food is more than fruit, nuts and bars. There are no rules about what kinds of foods you’re supposed to eat for a snack. Listen to what sounds good to create a snack that’s actually satisfying for you. Cookies are one of my personal favorite afternoon snacks, especially Simple Mills crunchy cookies.

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Why I Ate Wednesday: The Labor Day Edition

Why I Ate Wednesday: The Labor 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 zooming out on nutrition and how to eat when you sleep in past breakfast.

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Intuitive Eating and IBS: Part 1

Intuitive Eating and IBS: Part 1

Most of the dietary recommendations for IBS are all about avoiding certain foods or going on an elimination diet. But these common recommendations for IBS can sometimes make things worse and not better. In part 1 of this series on intuitive eating and IBS, I’ll discuss what IBS is, possible causes, and discuss intuitive eating vs. elimination diets as a treatment.

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What Have You Accomplished In Your Here-And-Now Body?

What Have You Accomplished In Your Here-And-Now Body?

Body acceptance is something that’s easier said than done. In today’s post, I’m sharing a journaling prompt that focusses on what you have accomplished in your here-and-now body as a way of fostering gratitude for your body for where it’s at today. If body positivity feels really far off for you, read this post.

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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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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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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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