Should I join Overeaters Anonymous?

Overeaters Anonymous is based on the 12-step program that originated with Alcoholics Anonymous. If you are struggling with binge eating, overeating, inability to lose weight, or yo-yo dieting… you might have asked yourself: Should I join Overeaters Anonymous? As an Intuitive Eating and Health at Every Size dietitian nutritionist, my food & life philosophies do…

You are not addicted to food. Food is not addictive.

Am I addicted to food? “I’m just an addict. I just crave it, and I then when I let myself have a little, I can’t stop.” Have you ever called yourself a food addict? No, you are not addicted to food. I could debate the nuances of whether or not certain qualities of food are…

How to stop being lazy and stop making excuses

Rephrase and reframe! You want to know how to stop making excuses? Stop using that phrase, and reframe your thinking. You are not lazy, and those aren’t excuses. Those are your habits, convenient behaviors, values, and unspoken priorities. “I didn’t do my meal prep.” “I only got 1 strength workout this week.” “I skipped breakfast.”…

Hunger / Fullness Scale – Listening to Your Body Cues

Do you think it’s simple to listen to your hunger & fullness cues to tell you when and how much to eat? News flash: For most people, it’s not! It takes practice to develop that higher level of attunement with your body. By applying Intuitive Eating principles to your daily life, listening to  hunger cues…

Intuitive Eating Tips – Your Guide to Making Peace with Food

My latest article written for HealthQuarters! Read on for intuitive eating tips to guide you in your journey to ditch the diet and develop a healthy relationship with food. We tend to think of diets and meal plans as the IKEA furniture instruction manuals to healthy eating: a little complicated, but worth the effort. But…

Tips to regain your lost motivation to workout

Finding the time, space, equipment, and mental capacity to workout at home is tough. You are not alone if you feel like you lost all motivation to workout during this pandemic. I also struggled with the ebb and flow of motivation. Let me walk you through some steps to get back your groove with your…

Online Security: Stay Diligent

If all of this talk of online privacy, hacking, and social engineering is fascinating you, and you want to learn more… I have some great resources to start you off. Websites Pew Research Center Motherboard Hacking Podcasts: Hacking Humans Note to Self TV Shows Black Mirror (yes!) I love all the spy shows/movies: Jason Bourne…

Privacy on Social Media

Of course, the easiest way to stay private on social media is to not post anything. Or maybe you’re the kind of person that enjoys posting artistic photos of keyholes and blades of grass that could never give away your location? That’s cool, too. Post away. But for the rest of us that want to…

Protecting yourself on the Internet & IRL

Let’s talk about Internet security & privacy. I’ve been wanting to write this series of posts for a while, but I kept saying to myself, “Who are you to write this? Why should anyone listen to you?” Well, for one, I’ve been thinking and researching about this for my own benefit for the past two…