March is a Nutrition Month here in Canada. This year the public campaign theme is “Good For You”, which I find very relatable to the professional approaches I operate from. I purposely choose to avoid using such phrases as “healthy eating” or “healthy food” and believe that what is considered “good for you” would depend… Continue reading What is “Healthy Eating”?
If you have tried eating intuitively in the past, and it wasn’t working the way you expects, I would recommend exploring with yourself the following aspects: 1. Have you been doing intuitive eating with a weight loss goal in mind? While your desire to lose weight is completely understandable, giving in how fatphobic our society… Continue reading 4 Intuitive Eating Roadblocks
Last but not least Intuitive Eating principle focuses on gentle nutrition. What does it mean? I see it as a way of eating which is not only balanced, includes a variety of foods and adequate energy and nutrients for proper function of our body systems, but also flexible, not rigid and a sustainable way of… Continue reading Principle #10: Honour Your Health – Gentle Nutrition
“Burn those calories!” “No pain, no gain!” “Pump it up to get a bikini body!” When messages about being physically active are induced with diet culture reductionist ideas around how much fat you can burn doing it, it’s not surprising that many people who had dieted in the past, may associate exercise with exhaustion and… Continue reading Principle #9: Movement – Feel The Difference
Do you feel compelled to measure and/or weight your food before it’s allowed to land on your plate? Does it feel like things would go “wild” if you let go of meticulously studying nutrition facts and counting calories and macros? These dieting tools, along with many others, like food tracking apps, scales, weight loss pills… Continue reading Principle #6: Feel Your Fullness
Like for many other fellow dietitians, my career choice was largely impacted by an increased interest in nutrition due to personal struggles around food and eating habits. My relationship with food was pretty good until the teenage years, when, like most teenagers, I became hyper-conscious about my appearance and whether it fits into the diet… Continue reading My intuitive eating journey
We are born with a unique ability to regulate our hunger and fullness states. As babies, we were able to recognize our basic body need to be fed and communicate it to our environment, knowing that this need will be respected and attended to. Later in life, however, there are many factors that may interfere… Continue reading What is Intuitive Eating?