Category: Satisfaction

what to cook during quarantine

A friend recently asked me if I had a list of websites that I liked to get recipes from and I had no response.  Literally my mind was blank and I couldn’t think of anything off the top of my head.  But, as I’ve been cooking a lot more the past couple weeks with quarantine and restaurants […]

It’s a special year this year (not because of all the craziness in the world right now) but because cinco de mayo falls on Tuesday…Taco Tuesday.  To be honest, I probably wouldn’t have known this except a Mexican restaurant that my family likes sent me an email pointing out how significant this was.  And while I like […]

During quarantine for COVID-19 I’ve been posting frequently about eating consistently to support eating disorder recovery, healing your relationship with food, and self care in general.  While most people have found these posts supportive, some people have decided instead to tell me about how I’m incorrect and that they’re eating “intuitively,” listening to their body, not […]

There’s a common theme of struggling amidst quarantine, anxiety, fear of the unknown, and significant unexpected shifts to life that I’ve noticed meeting with clients (virtually of course) through COVID-19. With everything going on it makes sense.  Eating disorder recovery is hard. Healing your relationship with food is hard. Doing so during a pandemic is so much […]

Have you ever been at a restaurant or considered purchasing a food only to see the calories posted or the nutrition label and change your mind?  For some people reading that statement might seem like a good thing.   When you’re struggling with an eating disorder, disordered eating, a lifetime of chronic dieting and/or trying to heal […]

Did you know that many countries include enjoying food in their official dietary guidelines? Canada, Australia, Japan, South Africa, Lebanon, Spain, Slovenia, Romania, Italy, Germany, Bulgaria, Barbados, Brazil, Ecuador, Mexico, Peru, and Uruguay all promote enjoying food as part of healthy living.  The United States is one of the few countries that doesn’t! The United States takes […]

Imagine if there was a product or industry that failed 95-98% of the time and then you were blamed for the product failing…It’d be unbelievable, right?!  For example, imagine getting into an elevator where the cable broke 95-98% of the time- and then you survive but the elevator technician blames you for breaking the elevator- when all you […]

“The thing I hate most about this time of year is walking into every store and the first thing that you see is a huge display of Halloween candy,”said my client. It’s a common theme that I hear from clients.  On one hand- you really want to be able to enjoy candy, to eat it without […]

I’m not sure there’s a macronutrient with a worse reputation than carbs.  Diet culture has labeled carbs as the root of all evil, the epitome of all illness, the thing that is going to make or break your health.  Heck, even your life! The fear mongering around carbs is out of control! It’s unnecessary, and it couldn’t be […]

  If there’s one thing I’m tired of hearing people say it’s “that food has no nutritional value.” {facepalm}   I do get it. You’re saying that food doesn’t offer a lot of nutrition, it doesn’t have a lot of vitamins and minerals, it’s “empty calories.” BUT you don’t eat calories. You don’t eat vitamins and […]

When you live in diet culture it can be really hard to get away from diet talk. You can work to separate yourself from diet culture but you cannot make anyone else stop. It’s like that saying- you can lead a horse to water but you can’t make them drink. You can share all that […]