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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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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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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Your Body Is Not A Temple. It's Your Home.

Your Body Is Not A Temple. It's Your Home.

Something has always rubbed me the wrong away about the saying “your body is a temple.” Have you ever visited a temple before? They require pretty intensive upkeep! Instead, I like to think of my body as a home, a comfortable place in which I live my life. Learn how to view your body as your home, and what that means for how you take care of it.

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Why I Ate Wednesday: The Weekend Edition

Why I Ate Wednesday: The Weekend 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 the weekend and making food choices when you’re unsure of what food will be available.

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Why I Ate Wednesday: The Jetlagged Edition

Why I Ate Wednesday: The Jetlagged 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 jetlag and how I’ve noticed being tired affects my appetite and cravings.

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Intuitive Eating for Food Allergies or Celiac

Intuitive Eating for Food Allergies or Celiac

If you’ve been diagnosed with celiac disease or a food allergy, the “all foods fit” mantra of Intuitive Eating might make it seem like it’s not for you. But Intuitive Eating is for everybody, even if there are some foods you can’t eat for medical reasons. Learn how to understand intuitive eating for celiac disease and food allergies in this post.

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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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