How to Stop Obsessively Weighing Yourself

How to Stop Obsessively Weighing Yourself

Are you stuck in an unhealthy relationship with the scale? Weighing yourself frequently can contributes to an unhealthy relationship with food and your body, create stress, and frankly, isn’t even that accurate. Learn why you should get rid of your scale and tips for how to stop obsessively weighing yourself. Remember, you are so much more than a number!

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How to Make Peace with Food

How to Make Peace with Food

Diet advice is all about restriction and willpower. It tells you to “just say no” to all the foods you love and enjoy - no wonder so many people are trapped in a cycle or restriction and binging! If you’re wondering how to make peace with food and become a more intuitive eater, it starts with giving yourself permission to eat the foods you love.

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Intuitive Eating 101: Beginners Guide to Intuitive Eating

Intuitive Eating 101: Beginners Guide to Intuitive Eating

Curious about intuitive eating and not sure where to start? I’ve got ya! This post covers intuitive eating basics including the 10 principles of intuitive eating, myths and misconceptions, and how to get started with intuitive eating. It also has links to my most helpful intuitive eating blog posts, plus resources for where to learn more.

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What to expect working with a non-diet dietitian

What to expect working with a non-diet dietitian

As a non-diet, private practice dietitian, there’s a lot of misconceptions about what we do, and I think a lot of those misconceptions can make people afraid to reach out for help. Will you be told what you can and can’t eat? Will you be judged for your weight or eating choices? Will you be lectured about nutrition the whole time? Learn what to expect working with a non-diet dietitian in this article.

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What I wish more people understood about eating disorders

What I wish more people understood about eating disorders

There are so many misconceptions about eating disorders, within dietetics, and in the general population, and that’s created a world that’s really dangerous for those with eating disorders or at risk. It prevents people both from asking for help when they need it, and receiving adequate care when they do.

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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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What It's Like To Be A HAES Informed Intern

What It's Like To Be A HAES Informed Intern

Are you a dietetic intern or dietitian who is committed to HAES, but in an environment that isn’t? Read this guest post by dietetic intern Lauren Newman on how to deal with being a HAES informed dietetic intern, and work with dietitians and professors who may not know about Intuitive Eating and health at every size.

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Wake Up Weight Watchers

Wake Up Weight Watchers

Last week it was announced that Weight Watchers will be offering free memberships for teenagers age 13-17 starting this summer. I am horrified, so me and fellow non-diet dietitians and therapists are trying to wake up weight watchers and show them how much harm this will cause to teenagers, increasing the risk of both disordered eating and weight gain. 

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Why How You Feel Is More Important Than What You Weigh

Why How You Feel Is More Important Than What You Weigh

Most of my clients have spent years, decades even, on the roller coaster ride that is dieting. They're exhausted, stressed, depleted and feel like a failure. They know there's got to be a better way, but don't know what that looks like. Why not put the weight concerns aside, and instead focus on feeling good? After all, how you feel is more important than what you weigh when it comes to health. 

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Body Image, Dating and Relationships

Body Image, Dating and Relationships

Feel like you have to lose weight or change your appearance to be in a happy relationship? Not so. This post explores body image, dating and relationships and debunks the idea that you have to look a certain way to attract a partner. To be loved for being you, you have to show up being authentically you. 

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Five Exercises to Promote Body Confidence

Five Exercises to Promote Body Confidence

Every day we're exposed to dozens of messages telling us we're more valuable if we're in a smaller body. Of course, this isn't true, but it means that it takes active work to build body image. Read this post to learn five exercises to boost body confidence, because you can't take good care of something you hate. 

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Intuitive Eating Is Not Letting Yourself Go

Intuitive Eating Is Not Letting Yourself Go

Intuitive Eating is not letting yourself go. Along with body acceptance, intuitive eating is one of the most powerful acts of self care. By letting go of what you can't control (your weight), it gives you space to focus on what you can control - creating sustainable, health-promoting behaviors that nourish your healthiest self. 

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