At Way, our goal is not only to help you break free from dieting and body shame, but also to uncover values and align your way of living and eating with your values. In other words: We help you figure out how to eat, move, and live in a way that’s aligned with what you feel is important for your life. That’s what really sets us apart from all the diets and weight loss programs that tell you what to do, without leaving any space for you to decide what’s best for you.
Do you often feel guilty after a meal? If your answer is yes, then you're not alone - yes, you heard it right, you're not alone. Food guilt is an emotion that haunts many of us. Enjoying and savoring a juicy burger and fries, only to feel guilty about it later. That never-ending cycle of enjoying your favorite food and then regretting it can be quite frustrating.
This may come as a surprise to you, but the root word of “health”, actually means “whole”. And that’s not some nonsense we made up. The Oxford Dictionary lays it out plainly.
Now that you’re becoming more excited about eating, and hopefully understanding that being excited about eating is a good thing, we want to continue exploring emotions that can help you enhance your relationship with food and your body. One of the most profound emotions that we are able to feel is gratefulness.
One of the best ways to start understanding your relationship with food is to go back to the beginning, back to the first food rule you can remember...
Listening to feelings and emotions can be super powerful. These body signals are a powerful eating driver. Eating itself can also call out emotions, sometimes strong ones. It therefore shouldn’t be very surprising that a key part of developing a peaceful relationship with food is made much easier when you develop a good understanding of your emotions regarding food.
This is an interview with Esther Tambe, MS RDN CDCES, hosted by Bentley Adams, Founder/CEO of Way, discussing the feeling of Guilt Around Eating and how that can really be Shame Eating, Body Image, and many other thoughts and feelings which can adversely influence the relationship with food, the body, and mental health. Full recording is available directly to the right on Way’s YouTube Channel and we’ve turned the Transcript into a Blog Post below. Enjoy!
With the world we live in today, is it any surprise that Body Kindness sounds like a funny term. Has it ever crossed your mind how often we are told to change our appearance? Magazines, movies, and commercials all tell us to be a certain size or shape. These mediums constantly offer tips on how to appear slimmer “instantly,” lose weight “in days,” and hide our “imperfections”, all without knowing anything about us or our appearance.
Body positivity has gained popularity recently as a movement promoting self-love, acceptance, and appreciation of diverse bodies. However, despite its positive intentions, body positivity has been...
In today's fast-paced world, stopping and listening to our bodies can be challenging. The constant demands of work, social life, and technology can distract us from tuning into our physical, mental, and emotional signals. However, listening to our bodies can be a powerful tool for learning how to eat intuitively, aligning our eating and movement with what our body needs, as well as with our true self and the values we have, while helping lift our emotional health, mental well-being, and giving us better physical health.
Body shaming culture refers to a societal phenomenon where people are judged, criticized, or made to feel inadequate based on their physical appearance. In reality, we should celebrate our bodies because they are uniquely ours – they are literally and scientifically wonders of the universe, and they carry us through every moment of our lives.
In today's world of diets, meal-tracking apps, restrictive eating plans and fad foods, it can be difficult to make sense of what is healthy for our bodies. We often feel stuck in a cycle of trying something new only to find that it does not work or have the desired effect. It can be confusing and frustrating to navigate the world of “healthy” eating.
Body compassion is the practice of cultivating a kind and understanding attitude towards one’s body. It focuses on bringing attention to our own feelings and emotions, and recognizing that our body is a part of us, not something separate from ourselves. Body compassion also involves acceptance of the body for what it is – not what we think it should be or how it looks to others.