Non-Diet Nutrition

Have you ever scrolled through social media, feeling bombarded by perfect bodies and diet ads? It’s overwhelming, and the truth is this diet culture affects our mental health.  We’re surrounded by ideals that push thinness and similar beauty standards. This constant exposure causes feelings of shame, low self-esteem and, in some cases, eating disorders. From […]

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

May 6, 2024

How Does Diet Culture Affect Mental Health?

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In this article, we dive deep into the idea that healthy eating can go too far and in some ways, can develop into an eating disorder in itself.

ACTIVE WOMEN & FEMALE ATHLETES, Eating Disorders, Non-Diet Nutrition, REDS, DISORDERED EATING & EDS, RUNNERS, Uncategorized, Women's Health

April 22, 2024

Is Being Obsessed With Healthy Eating an Eating Disorder?

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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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Rest days are underestimated in the fitness world, and what to eat on rest days is a common concern. While viewing them as an excuse to indulge or skip meals is tempting, proper nutrition on rest days is key for muscle recovery and overall performance.  What you eat on your days off can significantly impact […]

Non-Diet Nutrition, Recipes & Meal Planning, Sports Nutrition

February 19, 2024

What to Eat on Rest Days

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Health Trends for 2024 In the ever-evolving world of health and wellness, the powerful influence of social media, particularly platforms like TikTok, is taking over. It has become a breeding ground for trends, shaping everything from fashion to food and health. As we venture into 2024, it’s a great time to dissect these trends, understand […]

Non-Diet Nutrition

January 15, 2024

Top Health Trends for 2024: What to Avoid (and what to do instead!)

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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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Many health care professionals now recognize the importance of sleep. In fact, some go as far as to say that rest is just as important as diet and exercise in overall health and chronic disease management and prevention. And guess what – they are correct! This information might be exciting news to some readers as […]

Non-Diet Nutrition, Sports Nutrition

August 14, 2023

Foods to Eat for Better Sleep

In the world of sport, weight tends to carry a LOT of weight in determining ability and performance. Some coaches, parents, and athletes use body weight as a metric of fitness. However, as we discussed in this blog post HERE, fitness doesn’t really have anything to do with body shape or size. Why is weight […]

Eating Disorders, Non-Diet Nutrition, Sports Nutrition

June 28, 2023

Why Athletes Shouldn’t Focus on Weight

What is the “Eating Disorder Voice”? The “eating disorder (ED) voice” is what we call the voice in someone’s head that drives their eating disorder. It is the voice that is responsible for negative thoughts like “you are not good enough”, “you need to lose weight”, and “you shouldn’t eat that”. It is the voice […]

Eating Disorders, Non-Diet Nutrition, Uncategorized

April 3, 2023

Identifying and Challenging the ED Voice

The idea of body or weight changes may feel scary during recovery or in healing your relationship with food. If you are feeling this way, you are not alone and it is fully understandable. Sometimes weight gain may be necessary in recovery if you are underweight or are experiencing symptoms that you are below your […]

Eating Disorders, Non-Diet Nutrition, Uncategorized, Women's Health

February 27, 2023

Navigating Weight Change Fears in Recovery