wellness

Crushing your doubts in your eating recovery -- A dietitian’s perspective

Crushing your doubts in your eating recovery -- A dietitian’s perspective

Whether it be the voices of diet culture feeling a lot more vicious and louder to you, or your own inner vicious and critical voices swirling around, or your family giving you caring concern about your “health,” or feeling fed up, scared, and uncomfortable in your body, these doubts and fears can be normal stumbling blocks along the way. I decided to compile a blend of the most common themes my clients have struggled with

Healing the True Hungers Beneath Emotional Eating

Healing the True Hungers Beneath Emotional Eating

If your eating feels out of control to you, it could be a sign that there is something you are avoiding feeling, experiencing or doing. Getting to know the true hungers at the root of emotional eating and disordered eating can give you a new way to heal.

Releasing Shame to Heal Your Relationship with Food & Body Image

Releasing Shame to Heal Your Relationship with Food & Body Image

All the efforts you make to change or “perfect” yourself only deepen your feelings of shame.  You are constantly in a state of “I’m not ok, unless....

Breaking Out of the Diet Trap

Breaking Out of the Diet Trap

You may have been battling binge eating, chronic dieting, and body image issues for years!  Each new hope and intention to make this effort THE ONE that will work often gets met with a feeling of another failed attempt. Here’s the good news!  You CAN find freedom from the hopeless cycle of binge eating and body shame, and actually have a healthy relationship with food and your body!  

Mac 'n Cheese, Comfort Food, and Oxytocin

Mac 'n Cheese, Comfort Food, and Oxytocin

What struck me was the attraction of the warm and creamy texture of this delectable food.  It made me think about how often mac and cheese serves the function of a comfort food.  The kind that will be soothing, calming, nurturing, and just all around feel good.  I also started thinking about the need this type of food meets for anyone indulging for emotional reasons.

Finding Your Peace with Food -- Getting to Know Intuitive Eating

Finding Your Peace with Food -- Getting to Know Intuitive Eating

Re-connecting with that natural ability to be in tune with your body’s needs is not simple.  The concepts are simple, but putting them into play and going against entrenched patterns of emotional eating or mindless eating takes time. 

Slow It Down

Slow It Down

You know life has gotten extraordinarily busy and fast paced when there is an emerging movement spreading like wildfire to slow down life‘s pace. The Slow Movement is a cultural shift to slow down everything from eating to parenting to traveling.

Finding Balance? Or Going with the Flow?

Finding Balance?  Or Going with the Flow?

I am used to helping others navigate the “too muchness” of how our lives shape up these days.  And I have often talked about having “balance” in life — not letting one thing take up all the space. 

The Care and Feeding of YOU

The Care and Feeding of YOU

As you're learning to take care of yourself and move away from unhealthy behaviors, there can be a strange experienceof "now what?"  When you've been used to soothing yourself in whatever problematic ways you have chosen (eating, restricting, shopping, caretaking,  etc), leaving those behaviors can leave you feeling like you don't quite know yourself or know what to do with yourself.