Are Intuitive Eating and Health Mutually Exclusive?
If two things are mutually exclusive, it means they can't occur simultaneously. This is often the accusation levelled at Intuitive Eating practitioners - that we're steering people away from health. This is absolutely not the case. First and foremost, we steer people towards what matters to...Read more
Weight Stigma: What Is It, What Does It Cost and What Can We Do About It?
It's Weight Stigma Awareness Week. Do you know what that is? Many don't - so here are some examples: Weight stigma is ...when you look at yourself in the mirror and hate what you see ...when people (including total strangers) comment on your body size (whether you've lost, gained or stayed the same...Read more
How to Cultivate Intuition for Intuitive Eating
According to Wikipedia, intuition is 'the ability to acquire knowledge without recourse to conscious reasoning.' There's an inner knowing which doesn't require a conscious process of thinking. Many believe that it's something some people just have - and others don't. But I disagree. I think...Read more
Where Do I Want to Invest My Energy?
No matter how much work we do on our relationships with food and our bodies, since we live in a diet culture that values thin bodies, I think it's unrealistic to think you'll forever be free of negative thoughts about your body (until we eradicate diet and beauty culture!). Our environment is set...Read more
Want Peace with Food? Be Kind to Yourself!
Have you ever thought about the connection between self-compassion and finding peace with food and your body? Most people who come to me for help, are usually full of self-loathing. Every now and again someone with a healthy level of self-compassion walks through the door, but it's rare. That used...Read more