Destructive Dieting Voices: Part 3 - The Diet Rebel
Hi, everyone! If you've been following my blog, you know that we recently explored two of the three destructive dieting voices which are listed in the fabulous book, Intuitive Eating. The Food Police and the Nutrition Informant. To wrap up our three-part destructive dieting voices series, let's talk about the thi...
Destructive Dieting Voices: Part 2 - The Nutrition Informant
Hi, everyone! In last week's blog post, "Destructive Dieting Voices: Part 1 - Challenge the Food Police," we explored how the Food Police is a destructive dieti
Destructive Dieting Voices: Part 1- Challenge the Food Police
Today I'm writing the first of three blog posts about three destructive dieting voices - the Food Police, the Nutrition Informant, and the Diet Rebel. All three destructive voices are discussed in the life-changing book, Intuitive Eating. But for today, let's focus on the Food Police! The food police prevents us f...
Why It's Helpful to Stop Plate Checking
Many of us have been there. We're eating a scrumptious meal - when someone nearby suddenly says to us, "You're still hungry?!" Or how about, "You're so good. Your meal is so healthy!" Or, maybe someone doesn't say anything, but gives that look of disgust which sends the message that what you're eating or the amou...
5 Tips to Navigate Body Comparisons
You are worth so much. But if you're struggling with your relationship with food and your body, it doesn't always feel that way does it? In fact, it can feel down right scary when a big part of your self worth comes from the size of your body and your overall appearance. Bodies do change. How we look shifts thro...
Cultivate Joy Nutrition | Intuitive Eating
A Registered Dietitian, Certified Intuitive Eating Counselor and Certified WellCoaches Health Coach. Cultivate Joy Nutrition provides nutrition counseling using an Anti-diet approach and Intuitive Eating Principles to help people overcome issues with food and body image.
Respect Your Body - Intuitive Eating
In a world where we're surrounded by diet culture and are frequently told that we're not good enough, it can understandably be really hard for many people to re
Respecting Your Fullness
Not too long ago, I wrote about exploring your hunger cues. So today, let's talk about the fifth principle of Intuitive Eating, "Respect Your Fullness." Unfort
Creating Peace with Food
One of the healthiest things that I've done in life was giving myself permission to eat unlimited quantities of cheesecake - without any guilt - when I wanted. Cheesecake used to be a "forbidden" food in my life - before I read the powerful book, Intuitive Eating, did some internal housekeeping to work on issues th...
What is a Certified Intuitive Eating Counselor?
If you've been following my work online, you've probably read about why dieting doesn't work for most people in the long-term, how the size of our bodies does
Grilling: Food Safety Basics
Hi, everyone! I hope you all are having a great day as I'm writing this. Despite experiencing some cooler temperatures this spring, warmer weather has been teasing us off and on in the Midwest - which means that we can grill our food in the sunshine without wearing a winter coat! And, we can add some oomph to the fl
Strategies for Navigating Diet Culture-Related Situations
We are surrounded by diet culture. Today I'm providing some tips for navigating different diet culture-related scenarios that can pop up in everyday life.
5 Things Everyone Should Know About Intuitive Eating
I discuss the scientific research pertaining to Intuitive Eating and additional key facts about this flexible approach to eating.
Ditch the Scale - Focus on Behaviors
Diets Don't work. Dieting doesn't work. This article discusses why diets don't work and encourages you to stop weighing yourself to measure progress. Instead focus on health-promoting behaviors.
Diet Culture: Examples of its Influence in Our Society
Today I'm discussing what diet culture is, in addition to providing some examples of how it impacts our society.
Intuitive Eating: Grieving a Loved One - Practice Self-Care
Grieving the loss of a loved one is HARD. Today I'm providing some self-care tips - from a dietitian perspective - as a form of support.