What is intuitive eating?

What is intuitive eating?

By Melissa Landry RD and Nichole Sousa RD Intuitive Eating (IE) is an evidence-based self care framework created by Evelyn Tribole and Elyse Resch- two Registered Dietitians who felt sick of seeing clients damaging their health as they continued to engage in weight loss programs and failed diets, year after year, only to face food guilt, poor body image, and repetitive cycles of restricting and bingeing.  Have you faced these dieting challenges, too? You’re not alone.  The IE and the anti-diet movement have gained mainstream popularity over recent years because people are fed up with on-again, of-again dieting failures.  We know that diets don’t work. Most who try end up...

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Is body mass index (BMI) accurate?

Is body mass index (BMI) accurate?

What’s been your experience with the “BMI”? Many of my clients feel frustrated, confused, and judged by it.  On the one hand, they want to be healthy. They want to lose weight and be in a “normal” BMI range so they can feel confident in their health and respected by their doctor. On the other hand, the attempt to lose weight causes them LOTS of problems: food guilt, binges, weight regain, and constant thoughts about food. Plus, most of the time their labs are in a good range and they feel fine. Aren’t they already healthy? Does having a normal BMI really matter?  Even if you have lost weight, when you are in a bigger body, it still feels like it is not enough for the standards of...

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What do you do after you binge eat?

What do you do after you binge eat?

First things first: I want you to know that binges don’t make you a “gross” or “bad” person. I know that binges can be hard to experience and talk about, which is why I’m so glad you found this post. I’ve got your back through this, just like I do with my clients. Binges aren’t a character flaw - they are a learned eating behavior that can be unlearned when you have the right process, consistency, and focus to do so.  If binges are getting in the way of you feeling present and connected in your life, you aren’t alone. This post will help you to effectively walk away from a binge, and not let emotions like guilt and get the better of you healing your relationship with food. My clients...

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