Health

Given the work I do as an eating disorders dietitian, it’s pretty obvious to me that diet culture and disordered messaging about food, exercise, appearance and health are everywhere.  I mean, it’s what I talk about all day every day. So I’m pretty intentional about taking mental breaks from this stuff in my personal life. […]

May 28, 2019

Diet Culture is EVERYWHERE

Don’t think about purple elephants.  Betcha just did. You’ve probably heard this before, but it’s a good reminder that when we tell ourselves not to think about something it only causes us to think about it more. And guess what?  This happens with food too.  Tell yourself you can’t have bananas and chances are you’re […]

January 22, 2019

Purple Elephants

We’ve all heard about the benefits of protein. It is an essential nutrient (which is an oxymoron because by definition all nutrients are essential).  But our diet-obsessed culture has hijacked protein and put it on a pedestal as a nutrient that will promote weight loss and help us eat less of those “bad” carbs and […]

May 14, 2018

How much protein do I actually need?

Eating disorders professionals are frequently using a philosophy called “Health At Every Size” (HAES) to help people recover.  It is based on the idea that we can help people be healthier – physically, mentally, socially – if we take the focus off weight and instead focus on compassionate self-care and respect for body diversity in […]

March 19, 2018

5 important things for you to acknowledge and accept

Eating can either be an act of love and respect for your body… …OR it can be a way to deprive and/or harm yourself. You get to choose. Eating as an act of love and respect: Eating when you are hungry (ideally before you reach the point of ravenous hunger) Eating to nourish your body […]

March 12, 2018

An act of love or harm – your choice

Yes, I am saying you can eat whatever you want. AND that you can be healthy while doing so. Common arguments I hear against this: “There’s no way it’s healthy to eat fast food every day.” “If I eat whatever I want, I’ll never eat another fruit or vegetable again.”  “I’ll only ever eat chips […]

February 21, 2018

You’re saying I can eat whatever I want…But what about health?!

I'm a Certified Eating Disorders Registered Dietitian (CEDRD) with a master’s degree in dietetics and nutrition. My passion is helping you find peace with food - and within yourself.

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