Intuitive Eating

If I had a dollar for every time someone came to me with a “weight problem” or an “emotional eating problem” or a “food addiction problem,” I’d own my own private island by now (j/k…)  You get what I’m saying though, that people frequently blame food and weight as their “problem” to be solved. But […]

July 15, 2018

The problem is what you define as the problem

Why am I sharing this on an eating disorder blog?  Because it very much applies to eating disorder recovery.  Pregnancy and eating disorders share many themes related to our relationship with our bodies – everything from what we eat to how we feel.     We all will inevitably experience changes in our bodies over […]

June 20, 2018

5 Food and Body Lessons I’m Learning as a Postpartum Mom

It can actually be very helpful if it prompts you to look at the emotions that led you to food in the first place. Many times it’s not until after the fact that a person will realize they ate emotionally.  The typical response goes something like:   I can’t believe I did it again!  I’m […]

May 22, 2018

Why emotional eating can be a wonderful thing

Studies show that when you label a food as "good" or "healthy" you'll often eat more of it. This has been coined the "Halo Effect" with food. And you'll do the same thing when you label foods as "bad" or "unhealthy."  When you initially start allowing yourself to eat what sounds good, you will probably […]

April 9, 2018

The Halo Effect

Ask a room full of people to describe what hunger feels like and you’ll get answers like, “When my stomach growls,” or, “Lightheaded or shakiness,” or, “When I’m cranky or hangry.”  These are signs of extreme hunger and maybe even hypoglycemia.  There were more subtle signs of hunger that you drove by before you reached […]

April 2, 2018

Eat when you are hungry

Remove the labels from food – including good/bad, healthy/unhealthy, junk, clean, etc.  When you were eating intuitively as a toddler you didn’t know anything about food, other than what tasted good.  Your toddler body also knew what it needed.  You ate extra fat when you needed it, same with carbs and protein.  When you were […]

March 26, 2018

Labeling food

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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