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is a damp january better than a dry january?

is a damp january better than a dry january?

Are you ringing in the new year with the “new year, new me” mentality? Two weeks ago during the celebrations, you were thinking “enjoy it while it lasts”, and “have another glass of wine”, after all you are doing a dry January. Does the idea of a dry January sound like a way to start the year off strong, even virtuous? I’m going to discuss 3 reasons why a dry January may NOT be the best fit for your long-term relationship with alcohol, or even virtuous, as you may have been led to believe. A damp January may be a better fit…or no change at all may be best.  To be clear, this blog is not pro-drinking (or pro-NOT-drinking). As a Registered Dietitian, I’m pro-you making informed...

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how to stop the binge restrict cycle with holiday treats

how to stop the binge restrict cycle with holiday treats

They keep piling up - gifts of chocolate, boxes of cookies from that cookie exchange, tubs of popcorn from the school fundraiser, leftover snack foods from the holiday party with friends. There seems to be an abundance of “junk” food around and you feel the panic set in. Do you try to stick to the “diet” limits you set or just “eff” it and try to start fresh in the new year? I say a different option entirely: bypass all the holiday binge-restrict cycle so you can actually enjoy  food without guilt! Thanks for welcoming me into your feed this holiday season; let me introduce myself! I’m Melissa Landry, Registered Dietitian, and food freedom expert. I can help you heal your relationship...

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help: i’m feeling fat and gross

help: i’m feeling fat and gross

Hey there. If this blog popped into your orbit, chances are that you’re not feeling so hot right now…you’re feeling frustrated with yourself, your body…maybe even your choices? Especially if you've come to the conclusion you can't - or don't want to - diet anymore… the frustration is even worse. But the truth is, with every hopeful “fresh start” on your next diet you wind up feeling disappointment as you regain the weight. You are tired of the binge-restrict extremes; and gaining and losing the same 20 pounds over and over again. In a lot of ways, not feeling motivated to diet again makes so much sense! CLEARLY - it's not working. The only problem is your mind keeps playing a tape over and...

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real facts about carbohydrates (from a dietitian)

real facts about carbohydrates (from a dietitian)

Is anything more vilified in our diet culture than…dun dun dun…carbs? Every time you feel your clothes getting a bit too tight you automatically think "I need to go easy on the carbs." But is that even true? What are the real facts about carbs…are they actually bad for you?  Do they make you tired?  Are they going to make you gain weight? In this blog post, you’ll get the full-fiber scoop on carbs. What are they, what do they do for your body, how many do you need in a day and how do you choose the best ones to support your nutrition goals, your health, and your satisfaction? If this is your first time here - welcome! I’m Melissa Landry, Registered Dietitian, and food freedom...

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seeking freedom…but does intuitive eating make you fat?

seeking freedom…but does intuitive eating make you fat?

Intuitive Eating? It sure sounds great on paper…no food rules, no counting points or calories, no tracking in an app…but when you do step on the scale, you feel apprehensive and disappointed and wonder…is Intuitive Eating making you fat? Maybe you’ve been following Intuitive Eating for a few months now, and along with a release of food rules, you’ve gained twenty pounds… you knew that it was possible that you’d gain some weight, but 20 pounds? It just feels like too much.  What’s happening? Will the weight gain ever stop? You really want the benefits of a diet-free lifestyle…but at what cost? Is this weight gain even healthy?  This blog post will help you to assess what may be...

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intuitive eating nutritionist

did you grow up in a family obsessed with weight and dieting? 

If generational dieting trauma impacts your relationship to food and body image today, you're not alone. I'm Melissa, Registered Dietitian offering 1:1 nutrition therapy and body image coaching that takes into account your lived experience with disordered eating, eating disorders, and body image concerns.

After the 1x1 program with Melissa, I have stopped dieting and no longer feel the need to. I have learned to trust my body and eat without guilt, a concept that baffled me during our first call.

I have talked about my journey and healing my relationship with food with others, being vulnerable about something that would normally cause me to put up a wall. I’m learning my boundaries and how to cope with negative and positive emotions more than ever before without leaning restricting and binging.

Melissa helped me change my life and learn to take care of my body after over a decade of learning to do the opposite - without dieting.

- Amanda S., former client