how to communicate better with your spouse about Intuitive Eating

how to communicate better with your spouse about Intuitive Eating

You’ve made your decision: Intuitive Eating is the path for you; it’s the right choice to heal your relationship with food and eating...but your partner just doesn’t get what this new you is all about yet, and it’s causing tension, misunderstandings and miscommunications.   You don’t want to cause a disruption in your partnership. How do you communicate better with your spouse about Intuitive Eating, so you can  both feel secure in your decision to ditch diets and embrace Intuitive Eating? In this blog post, I’ll walk you through some helpful strategies for better communication when your partner is stuck in diet culture, or just doesn’t “get” what you’re going through around...

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how to love your body this swimsuit season

how to love your body this swimsuit season

Picture this: you're about to have a girl’s weekend and you realize you're going to have to be in front of people again. The group hugs. The selfies. People are going to see your body. Cue the sick feeling in your stomach. If reunions that should be care-free and fun often get ruined by your body image concerns - here’s how to love your body this summer (without crash dieting that sends you back into food guilt). Especially if you've struggled with this since your teens - there is no better time to love your body than right now.  So many people feel pressure to appear "perfect and put together" all the time, and it's just not realistic. In this blog post, we will explore the importance of...

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how do you reach your set point weight?

how do you reach your set point weight?

Do you want to reach your set point weight so you can stop fighting with your body? Knowing the science behind set point weight is important to understand your personal weight history instead of blaming yourself for it. This post will help you let go of the weight loss fantasy that's kept you stuck in food guilt for years, and just maybe, you can stop constantly obsessing over your weight! obsessing over weight is common, but not normal If you have dieted on-and-off for years since childhood, you may wonder out of sheer frustration: why can't I lose weight? You wouldn't be alone. It's estimated that 17% of Americans are on diet at any given time. Another survey found 80% of 10 year olds...

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how to not let a diet ruin your vacation

how to not let a diet ruin your vacation

What’s your favorite part of traveling? If you’re anything like me and my husband you just said, “THE FOOD”.  We just got back from a trip to the Grand Canyon. And let me tell you, even though it's a wonder of the world, the view would have felt a LOT less wonderful without the local enchiladas and tacos along the way. For me, great food completes the trip. A lot of my clients feel the same way. They get excited to try new things in new places, but part of them feels sad: food guilt can be a total buzz kill leading up to vacation! Here’s what one of my clients said in a recent session of her upcoming vacation with college friends:  “I used to think “If I start now, I...

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what should I eat when I don’t know what to eat?

what should I eat when I don’t know what to eat?

Intuitive Eating newbies often ask: what should I eat when I don't know what to eat? If deciding what to eat without a structured diet plan feels frustrating and out-of-control, you're not alone. I hear this all the time from my clients recovering from chronic dieting. The feeling makes sense, especially if diets are all you've ever known! Many clients worry that without a diet plan they will just graze and binge forever, which of course is something they hope to prevent. With these tips, you can learn to make choices without all the anxiety and guilt diet plans cause you, and without losing control. This post will help you feel good about your choice when you don't know what to eat. what...

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