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"Full" and "Satisfied" AREN'T the same thing. Here's why that's important.

May 10, 2017

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There are so many diets, cleanses, and lifestyle changes out there with tips to help you 'trick yourself' into eating less than your body needs. Many of these tips involve tips to make you ‘feel full’ with very few calories but while this may act on stretch-receptors in the stomach to make your stomach physically full, satiety and appetite is a lot more complicated than that!

Instead, these 'tricks' usually lead to feeling hungry and deprived! (Note: I’m not going to list any of them to avoid triggeri...

I talk a lot about relationship with food and our bodies so today I want to touch on a piece that is really connected to all of this: our relationship with exercise. We live in a society where the 'ideal body' involves sculpted muscles and low body fat and we hear all the time about the benefits of activity. While there are many health benefits to activity, there is a dark side to all of this that we don't talk about enough: compulsive exercising.

I know what you're thinking- most people sit too much...

As some of you may know, March is Nutrition Month! This year's theme is 'Take the Fight out of Food!" Today I'm going to be discussing eating to cope with emotions- something that can make it feel like you're in a never-ending battle with food!

When it comes to discussing eating to cope with emotions, the first thing that gets discussed is what to do instead. Often there is a discussion of taking a bath, reading a book, going for a walk, etc. The problem with this way of thinking is it isn't addressin...

February 22, 2017

Shame is a topic I've been thinking a lot lately as it applies to my work. I see it in two major places: food shame and body shame. Food shaming is something that has become all too common in our culture. This was recently highlighted in Australia when a mother received a note saying she had sent a 'bad food' with her child to school. We also see it in the judgement of bodies: we saw this recently with the body shaming of Lady Gaga during her performance at the Super bowl and let's be real: if she do...

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