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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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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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intuitive eating nutritionist

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

If generational diet 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 lifelong diet cycles, 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