“What’s on my plate” is a regular feature where I share everything I’ve eaten in a day. Hopefully to show how everyone’s “normal” can and will look 100% different based on many different circumstances. What day of the week is it? What was your schedule that day? How hungry were you at meal times and how often did you eat? What is normal anyway? I love Ellyn Satter’s definition of normal eating: Continue reading →
Last week was National Eating Disorder Awareness Week (#NEDAwareness), a week dedicated to improving public understanding of the seriousness of eating disorders. Let’s keep the conversation on awareness going beyond this week!
Many people have eating disorders that are overlooked or undiagnosed, even by some medical professionals. Early detection is so important and increases chances of a full recovery! Unfortunately, only about 10% of people with an eating disorder will seek and participate in treatment. This is why the 2016 theme for NEDAwareness Week is: 3 minutes can save a life. That’s how long it takes to complete a free online screening tool on the NEDA website, here. Please reach out if you are concerned about a friend, loved one, or for yourself.
There’s by no means one single thing that causes an eating disorder, but there are many many different contributors. One example that does not help is the overabundance of Continue reading →
So for Wellness Wednesday, I’d like to share a little secret about diets:
Diets don’t work!!
What is a diet?
Well, technically we all have a diet. If you eat food, you have a diet. That’s not the same as being on a diet, which is what most of us think of when we hear the word “diet”. It has become a 4-letter word to avoid! Okay, so what does that mean? Continue reading →
Every March is Nutrition Month and this year’s theme is Bite Into a Healthy Lifestyle. How did you celebrate Nutrition Month this year?
As Nutrition Month comes to a close (and spring begins!), I’m looking back on my month- not only nutritionally, but also mentally and physically. With the theme of Bite Into a Healthy Lifestyle, nutrition/food is definitely the first piece of a healthy lifestyle that comes to mind- it is Nutrition Month after all! But what else does a healthy lifestyle mean to you? What about all of the other pieces: exercise, stress management, sleep hygiene, work-life balance, social well-being… and more! Continue reading →