Intuitive Eating Principle 8 – Joyful Movement vs Exercise (Feel the Difference) I want to talk about a bit of a tricky topic today – exercise (aka “joyful movement” as I prefer to call it, but we’ll get into that). When you hear the term “exercise” what comes to mind? For most people, it conjures […]

October 14, 2022

How Ditching Dieting Can Lead to Joyful Movement

woman hula hooping with huge smail on her face because she is doing joyful movement

Let’s talk about how exercise fits into intuitive eating! What comes to mind when you hear the word “exercise?” The truth is, most of us existing in diet culture have a distorted view of exercise.  Diet culture tells us: Exercise to burn calories and lose weight. (pssst…that’s actually not now it works!) The more intense […]

August 10, 2022

Intuitive Eating and Exercise – How to Listen to What Movement Your Body Wants and Needs

I’ve been getting a lot of questions lately from clients about how to change their relationship with exercise, and what exercise looks like as part of the recovery process.  It’s a sticky topic, for sure, and I’ve decided to tackle it here today.  Or to at least start the conversation. There’s a lot we don’t […]

November 7, 2017

Strategies for incorporating exercise in recovery

Having just come back from the Eating Disorder in Sport Conference put on by the Victory Program at McCallum Place, I am all jazzed up about this topic of exercise and eating disorders. Here’s the thing, if you are “running on empty” – that is, exercising without adequately fueling your body – then it is […]

August 7, 2017

Finding peace with exercise

I got an ad in the mail today for a gym, promising results (i.e. weight loss) for anyone who would join. Here's what you're really getting with your membership: A shaming "health" assessment where you are told your BMI, body fat % and other nonsensical numbers that make you feel like crap. A restrictive diet from […]

December 30, 2016

Repost: Results Guaranteed

We live in a culture that equates exercise with burning calories and weight loss.  Although it is often veiled under the premise of "health" – IMHO health is just another code word for weight loss.   There are a few problems with this: Exercise doesn't burn as many calories as you think it does.  And, […]

December 13, 2016

The problem(s) with exercising for “health”

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