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...

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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...

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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...

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If You Think You Need to Go on a Diet, Think Again!

The media is peppered with stories about the o-word* - in fact - it's often referred to as the o-word epidemic - as if it's a fast spreading virus! We're bombarded with statistics about it -  how many of us 'have' it (as if it was a contracted disease), the higher risk of diseases that higher weight...

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Diet Culture is a Parasite

Think of Diet Culture as a parasite. It uses you as its host. It sucks the very life force from you and thrives on it! According to the Merriam-Webster online dictionary, a parasite is defined as: something that resembles a biological parasite in dependence on something else for existence or support...

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