Principles of Intuitive Eating: Reject the Diet Mentality

Reject the Diet Mentality Americans spent $628.5 million dollars on weight loss vitamins, minerals, and supplements in 2017. In the United States, the diet industry as a whole is worth over $72 billion dollars. If you're a human and you live on this earth, (especially in the western hemisphere) the likelihood that you have gone [...]

Introduction to Intuitive Eating

"Intuitive Eating" Some of you follow dietitians and/or therapists on instagram that use the term, or maybe you follow the hashtag #intuitiveeating in hopes to find a new way, a different way to go about this whole "food + diet thing". The problem though, is that you may be receiving mixed messages about what intuitive [...]

5 Types of Food Dietitians *Actually* Eat

We've all seen those articles before....  "10 Foods Dietitians SWEAR they NEVER eat"  *insert eye roll*  And then the article goes on to list off 10 foods that dietitians all over the world eat every single day.... sigh.  As an anti-diet dietitian, there aren't many foods that I don't eat, unless I just simply don't [...]

#PSL: Why You Shouldn’t Be Afraid to Enjoy a Drink from Starbucks

Happy fall, y'all! It's finally getting to that point where I am ready to throw a scarf around my neck, slip on my boots, and pick up a hot pumpkin spice latte (#PSL) on my way to work! It's so crazy to think that just last week I was hiding out inside, sipping on my iced #PSL [...]

Breaking the (Food) Rules

What are food rules? Food Rules are a set of guidelines that a person internalizes that dictates when, where, how, and what he or she can eat on a given day.   Here are some examples of common food rules found in our culture: "Do not eat anything after 7:00 pm."  "No more than _________ calories [...]

The "Almost" Eating Disorder

"Everyone is a little disordered, right?"  I've been asked this question a countless number of times by friends and family when they discover that I work in the field of eating disorders.   Sometimes the person posing the question is referring to the fact that everyone occasionally overeats, eats based off of their emotions, or is [...]

When Your Heart Doesn't Feel Ready To Recover

Eating Disorder Recovery: Motivation

4 Tips for Coping with Holiday Food Guilt

Is there a way to enjoy holiday treats without overindulging? Is overindulging the same thing as binging? Is it restricting if I say "no" to a dessert that I really don't want? How do we make sense of this?