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Is Intuitive Eating Giving Up?

Is letting go of dieting and the relentless desire to look a certain way giving up? Let me explain. The other day, a client asked me if the non-diet approach is giving up? Is it just a new trend? A new set of rules for women to follow? A new way for folks to “eat Oreos and feel good” about it? Ahhh…. I LOVE this question! It’s SO real and raw and honest and important to address. Those deep dark lurking questions (and fears) in the back of your mind… ...

You Just Can’t Avoid This… (Sorry)…

Over the last 8 years, as a registered dietitian + food and body image coach (and more recently, as a successful ex-matchmaker turned dating coach), one of the most damaging things I see in the world of healing, coaching, programs, and so on is the belief that there’s something wrong with you because “you’re not there yet.” The belief that feeling pain, suffering, guilt, shame or whatever uncomfortable emotion means that there’s something – again – not right about what you’re doing. BUT… What if the uncomfortableness was a part ...

Self-Connection & Why You Want It

What does connection mean to you? More importantly, what does a connection with yourself mean to you? Connection – or rather the lack of it (not only with others but with ourselves) – has been a running theme this week with clients and in my group programs. We all want more of it… But, we all have a hard time feeling it and finding it… While I don’t have all the answers (who does?), I do have some thoughts on how we can get more of it. But first – ...

How to Stop Beating Yourself Up (about Food, Your Body, Dating & Anything Really) + The 3 C’s…

One of the things that used to be incredibly uncomfortable for me was writing my story online.. Who was I? Why did I do what I do? Who can I help? Why in the world does a Dietitian do food and body image coaching as well as date coaching? I’d sit there – after taking online writing class after online business class – trying to “get it right.” Trying to explain myself… During this time – when I was really trying to put myself “out there” – about 4 ...

When You Want to Give Up Dieting & Feeling Controlled by Food BUT You’re Afraid of Gaining Weight…

As women, we’re taught or rather conditioned to believe that being smaller is better. That the smaller we are, the happier and more fulfilled our lives will be. But when you begin to peel back the layers, I mean really peel back, the above ideal is something to question. Is the size of your body – something that is literally designed to change as you age and move through different stages of life – really going to determine your happiness? And if that’s the case, are the controlling, obsessive food ...

How to Begin Trusting Your Body When You Decide to Give Up Dieting

Can I share something with you? Well, if you’re here (and I’m so happy you are), you kinda have no choice … So here it is… I have a hard time trusting new people. Well, not every new person. Only those who come in to help me with my business. This likely goes back to some underlying belief, but we won’t go there. For now, all you need to know is that I generally have some anxiety whenever I bring on someone new to help me. For example, my web ...

Want to Love Your Body But Feel Stuck? Maybe THIS is Why…

As a Registered Dietitian and food and body image coach, a huge part of my work is helping women feel confident in their clothes, eat what they want without guilt, and begin to reconnect with the beautiful soul they are. I love what I do. Part of why I do what I do is because I get what it feels like to be an obsessive calorie-counter and yo-yo dieter, who thinks once she gets to a certain size she will be happy… Well, I got to that size and was ...

3 Things to Help Heal Your Relationship with Food & Your Body

When I was 18, I used to have this pair of jeans. It was my favorite pair of jeans. Sadly, it was my favorite pair of jeans not because of how they were cut or how they made me feel, but for the simple fact that they were the smallest pair of jeans I owned that I could literally squeeze into. In my disordered eating and self-loathing body image days, these jeans were my badge of honor. Of course, no one knew that they were my smallest pair of jeans, ...

Feel Like Throwing in the Towel When it Comes to Food & Body Image Stuff? Read This First.

Have you ever wanted to give up? I have – many a time… The first time I created an online course, two people enrolled. Right after I decided I was going to stop being crazy around food, my boyfriend (at the time) woke up – in the middle of the night to pee – to find me with a jar of peanut butter and knife in hand, standing in front of the open fridge, peanut butter dripping down my chin… And, just as I was entering my thirties, ...

A Simple Tool for More Connection & Kindness in All of Your Relationships, Especially the One with Yourself

My husband has a dog named Hunter. OK… let me correct myself. We have a dog named Hunter. You see, when we got together and blended our fur families, I brought my cat and 7-pound rescue chaweenie, Mila (she’s half-dachshund, half-chihuahua), and my husband brought Hunter. Hunter is a 6-year-old, 80-pound American lab. To me – someone whose first dog was and is 7-pounds – Hunter is a very large dog. Upon moving into our first home together, I walked our dogs a lot and then something happened… During one ...