Find the true meaning of health and well-being through the revolutionary concept of Health at Every Size (HAES).  I am excited to share with you the principles and benefits of this empowering movement that challenges conventional norms about body size and weight.  Let’s learn what the Health at Every Size movement is, explore its five […]

Eating Disorders, Health at Every Size, Non-Diet Nutrition

March 18, 2024

What is Health at Every Size? Explaining My Non-Diet Approach

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Have you ever heard the phrase, toxic gym culture? We all know physical activity is great for both our mental and physical health. There are many different types of exercises and places to exercise. Some people dance, swim, run, cycle or lift weights. Some people enjoy working out at home or prefer to go to […]

Health at Every Size, Sports Nutrition

January 16, 2024

Toxic Gym Culture

As we approach the end of the year, many of us are already thinking about setting resolutions for 2024. Among the most common resolutions are those related to weight loss and fitness. However, this often leads to rapid weight loss trends that don’t last. This pattern suggests that there’s a need for alternative New Year’s […]

Health at Every Size, Non-Diet Nutrition

January 8, 2024

2024 Alternative New Year’s Resolutions That AREN’T Weight-Related

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It’s Monday and you feel like you ate a little too much food at that BBQ on the weekend. You feel guilty, but you tell yourself you will “make-up” for it over the next couple of days. You may decide to eat a little less or exercise extra hard to “burn it off”… We are […]

Eating Disorders, Health at Every Size, Non-Diet Nutrition, Uncategorized

August 22, 2022

Why You Don’t Need to “Burn Off” Your Food

Diet culture can lead you to believe that exercise is a tool for weight loss and nothing else. However, there’s no doubt that there are lots of great reasons to move your body. When the sole reason you are exercising is to change your body, exercise can feel like a miserable chore. It doesn’t have […]

Health at Every Size, Men's Health, Sports Nutrition, Women's Health

August 15, 2022

Reasons to Exercise Other Than Weight Loss

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Assessing your Relationship with Movement We have all heard that regular exercise is an important part of a healthy lifestyle. There’s no doubt that physical activity does the body good. For example, exercise can reduce risks of cancer, heart disease, and type II diabetes. It can also boost our mood, stress tolerance, and sleep quality. […]

Health at Every Size, Non-Diet Nutrition, Sports Nutrition

August 8, 2022

What is Joyful Movement?

Recovery from an eating disorder is challenging. One of the hardest parts can be eating navigating through all of the diet culture triggers that surround us. Unfortunately, diet culture is everywhere. Even when you are feeling empowered and ready to leave it behind. Even so, it is inevitable that someone, at some point, may make […]

Eating Disorders, Health at Every Size, Non-Diet Nutrition

July 25, 2022

Setting Boundaries in Eating Disorder Recovery

Weight and nutrition can be hard topics for coaches to address with their athletes. Of course, optimizing an athlete’s and team’s performance is one of your main priorities. In this, nutrition can play a role in enhancing athletic performance. In addition, body composition can also play a part, although weight should be less directly associated […]

Health at Every Size, Non-Diet Nutrition, Sports Nutrition, Uncategorized

July 4, 2022

Tips For Coaches: Weight and Body Positivity

This year, let’s stop worrying about getting a summer “beach body”. Memorial Day is around the corner which means it’s the unofficial start of summer. The days are longer, the sun is brighter, and the beach is calling your name. Vacation, BBQs and relaxing at the shore may all sound like a great break from […]

Health at Every Size, Men's Health, Non-Diet Nutrition, Uncategorized, Women's Health

May 30, 2022

Why You Don’t Need a Summer Beach Body

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Hydration is one of the most important topics when it comes to nutrition for active women. However, it’s often overlooked due to busy schedules, diet culture myths, and being seen as a lower priority. Active women can be at a higher risk for dehydration and hydration-related issues for several reasons. Here’s a few reasons to […]

Eating Disorders, Health at Every Size, Non-Diet Nutrition, Sports Nutrition, Uncategorized, Women's Health

May 9, 2022

Why Hydration is Essential for Active Women