It’s New Year’s Eve, and the weight loss industry is in full force with its messaging about how our bodies are all wrong & life would be perfect if we could just fix them. And of course they have the “cure.” According to them, we need to shrink our bodies or cut out some ever-increasing … Read more Non-Diet New Year’s Resolutions
“You are what you eat.” A catchy little saying we have all heard so many times, it must be true, right? I wanted to explore this phrase, what exactly we mean when we say it, what it shows us about our cultural understanding of food & health, and how accurate it is. OK so, first … Read more You Are Not What You Eat
It sometimes seems like our society considers dieting synonymous with healthy eating. When I talk about dieting I am referring to restricting the amount and/or type of food that you eat for the purpose of losing weight. Now, some diets clearly go against generally accepted, evidence-based nutrition guidance. I’m talking about the ones that tell … Read more How Can I Eat Healthy Without Dieting?
The term “healthy relationship with food” seems to come up a lot these days – but what does it really mean, and why is it important? Nutrition isn’t just about what you’re eating – how you think and feel about what you’re eating (or not eating) is important too. Let’s say we have an individual at … Read more What is a Healthy Relationship with Food?