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.
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...
Emotions 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...
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.
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.
Do you feel dissatisfied with certain aspects of your appearance? Are you concerned that you may have body dysmorphia or have heard about it through friends or social media? Body dysmorphic disorder (BDD) can affect anyone. In the US, about 1 in 50 individuals have BDD.
She graduated from James Madison University with a B.S. in Dietetics and completed her dietetic internship at The Ohio State ...