leaving the clean plate club for good

leaving the clean plate club for good

Thanksgiving is coming and you know what else is coming? A lot of food, a lot of leftovers and this nagging feeling to stay in the “clean plate club” because that is how you were raised.  So you’re thinking ahead (go, you!): “whatever I do, I need to portion out my meals, plan and portion my snacks and then I can stay in control. This time I am not overeating.”  The problem is that you can’t ever seem to *not* clear your plate. No matter what you promise yourself. Ugh! What gives? If you’re wondering how you break this dang cycle that seems to date back to your grandmother’s kitchen and let go of the guilt over starving children somewhere else in the world that would be grateful for...

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how to stop the good food vs. bad food spiral: halloween edition

how to stop the good food vs. bad food spiral: halloween edition

The air is beginning to turn crisp, so you’re thinking about apple crisp – can you make it healthier? –  and bam: you start on the good food vs. bad food morality spiral.  Or maybe you’re in the grocery store, overhearing folks talking about Halloween candy and how terrible candy is for you, our children, and that it should be banned.  Whew. Does that feel a bit dramatic to you, too?  We have a lot of labels that we use to describe our food. Healthy. Low-fat. Delicious. Forbidden. Satisfying. Off-limits.  The more we categorize foods based on their moral value, the more complicated (and sucky) our relationship with food can be. It can feel exhausting to worry about...

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back to work with body confidence

back to work with body confidence

You’ve been rocking the work-from-home routine, enjoying commute-free living and yoga pants on the daily. But now it is time to go back to work: the boss has rung the back-to-work bell. And to be honest, you really don’t feel ready. At all. Why? Besides the fact you can’t do laundry in between Zoom calls - your body doesn’t look the same as when you were last in the office, and that feels a little terrifying. What will people think? If right now you’re asking “how do I replace this body shame and fear with some confidence”? This blog is for you! body confidence takes practice My clients have been yo-yo dieting for years. And if they do experience weight loss – even temporarily – it never...

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is noom a scam? noom isn’t the key to a successful relationship with food

is noom a scam? noom isn’t the key to a successful relationship with food

The Noom app is a dieting program that offers personalized nutrition coaching for people who are looking to lose weight. Is it worth the money? Or, is Noom a scam?  Is Noom just another diet that will end up failing in the long term, like all of the others? These are some of the questions I am going to answer with this blog post. But first, let me reassure you that curiosity is a good thing. Considering all options in a situation allows you (and empowers you) to find the best solution for you, your lifestyle and your goals.  As an Intuitive Eating dietitian, I am always advocating for the best, long-term, big picture solutions for my clients...and let me tell you, they aren’t...

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six intuitive eating tips for beginners

six intuitive eating tips for beginners

Have you heard of Intuitive Eating...but aren’t quite sure how to get started? I have six Intuitive Eating tips for you to kick start your journey towards body acceptance and food freedom. I can’t wait for you to lose the burden of a diet mentality.  As an Intuitive Eating registered dietitian, I help my clients along their journeys with Intuitive Eating. And while each journey is unique, there are some common threads of advice that apply to most, starting with an abundance of patience.  Psst: if you’re new to Intuitive Eating, check out my overview blog post: What is Intuitive Eating?  give yourself patience Learning to trust your body, your hunger and to build a positive...

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