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does a dietitian recommend weekly weigh-ins?

does a dietitian recommend weekly weigh-ins?

There are so many tools that you can use to assess your own health. Is the scale one that I recommend using often…or at all? As a registered dietitian, do I recommend a weekly weigh-in? A scale is a simple tool that can evoke some pretty complicated emotions.  What's your relationship to the scale? Do you keep it front and center as a reminder to stick to your current diet? Or is your scale hidden under your bed… too afraid to look?  Or is your scale long gone, in the trash? Many of my clients find using the scale to be a super stressful event. Even thinking about the scale, picturing what the number might be between your toes, and how it will feel to see that number brings up...

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is intuitive eating really the eat anything you want diet? sort of

is intuitive eating really the eat anything you want diet? sort of

If the idea of eating anything you want sends shockwaves down your spine - you’re not alone.  You might think to yourself “LOL – CAN YOU IMAGINE?! I’d eat everything in sight. How could I ever trust myself?”  Especially if you’ve been dieting for a long time, this reaction would make sense. All you’ve really known is a good/bad mindset around food! You may have even developed a low-key binging habit along the way. Still – it sounds nice, right? Not having to restrict anymore? Can you really eat anything you want, no guilt or fear? I'm here to tell you CAN eat this way if you know the process behind doing so.  This post will tell you how to eat anything you want in a way that...

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real talk: can you be obese and healthy?

real talk: can you be obese and healthy?

You’ve been learning about – and are inspired by – the Health At Every Size ® movement, HAES for short…but it is so counter to the diet-obsessed culture you’ve been immersed in all your life. HAES can feel opposite to EVERYTHING you ever learned. From what you’re hearing from your healthcare providers to what your family said growing up, that little voice inside still wonders: how can it possibly be true that I am healthy in a bigger body? How can you be "obese" and healthy?? (Oh, and, before I go on. Throughout this post, you’ll see the word “obese” in quotations to represent that this writer does not agree with the BMI classification system. Read on to learn why that is and how harmful...

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examples of thin privilege hidden in plain sight

examples of thin privilege hidden in plain sight

Have you heard of thin privilege? These days, as people do the work of investigating their own privileges and prejudices, society has the opportunity to become more kind and just. This post, with examples of what thin privilege is – and isn’t – will give you an opportunity to better advocate for yourself and others.  In this blog post, I’ll be covering what thin privilege is, why you need to know what it is and how we can all do the work together to make our society more inclusive and kind. And if you’re looking for a welcoming community of women also interested in this work, I’ll be inviting you to join my coaching program at the end - stay tuned! what is thin privilege? Any...

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healthy new year WITHOUT the resolutions

healthy new year WITHOUT the resolutions

What does a healthy new year even mean, honestly? And how do you make it stick? If you feel like if one more person says "new year, new me” you might snap.  I'm saying - same, girl. Same.  You are determined to start this New Year differently. In the past, you have dieted at the top of the new year every single year for as long as you can remember.  The pattern is completely predictable and you’re sick of it. Each new year, you start with enthusiasm and a new diet. And then the diet doesn’t actually solve the problems or cultivate better self-esteem...or lasting weight loss.  Your enthusiasm and willpower peter out.  And then, predictably, you quit. Cue the mixed...

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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