We all reminisce on the dreaded physical fitness tests of middle and high school gym class.
Do you remember the pressures of trying to compete with your classmates in running, push-ups, or sit-ups?
Many of us look back on those grateful that they aren’t required in the working world.
But, for the brave members of the US military, being able to run and do push-ups is a job requirement.
How often are you at a restaurant asking for extra sauce, salad dressing or mayonnaise? Or, how often are you asking the server to put all condiments on the side due to preference, fear, or flavor bias? New research has indicated that adding oil helped to improve the absorption of seven different micronutrients in salad Read More »
Often times, when we hear the word “exercise,” we think of a chore or something that we “have to do.” When I speak about exercise, I like to refer it as “joyful movement” or “intuitive movement” as this feels spontaneous, more relaxed, and, possibly, fun! I see many clients who struggle with what is known Read More »
A common question by many people is: “what is the difference between disordered eating and an eating disorder?” This article written by my colleague Erica Leon, MS, RDN,CDN,CEDRD and Certified Intuitive Eating Counselor will discuss the difference between them both. This article has been republished with Erica Leon’s, MS, RDN,CDN,CEDRD Certified Intuitive Eating Counselor permission. Read More »
As a certified eating disorder registered dietitian, and a clinician who embraces Intuitive Eating with all of my clients, you have heard me discuss how the language we use about food and our bodies can be judgmental and stigmatizing. The impact of this language isn’t limited to body image issues and eating disorders. It can Read More »
Diet Culture is constantly sending out the message that there is something wrong with us and we must change our body if we don’t look a certain way. Did you know that, from the time we are born, our height and body shape is already determined for us? A shocking 70% of our body weight Read More »
For many years the medical community has offered various recommendations regarding the dosage of Vitamin D for bone health and the prevention of various medical conditions. Doses are associated with a person’s exposure to sun, dietary consumption, age, skin color, and the latitude of the country. Body size has an impact on the amount of Read More »