Let’s fall in love with food! Part 2 – Bread & Grains

Welcome to part 2 of the “Let’s Fall in Love with Food!” series. In this series of blog posts we’ll see how to fall in love with all foods by analyzing the reductionist, simplistic views that very often surrounds them. Reductionist nutritional advice tends…

Let’s fall in love with food! Part 1 – Fruits & Veggies

This week we’re starting a new series about falling in love with food by exploring and dismantling reductionist nutrition advice. Every week we’re going to look at a category of food and explore some interesting questions. We may not always come up with one-size-fit…

Patience, like trust, can only be learned with experience

I was thinking yesterday about my journey from undiagnosed eating disorder, to Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, all the way to intuitive eating and eating competence. Do you know how long has this journey taken so far? 15 years! And counting! I wish I could say that I learned to trust…

Let’s fall in love with food!!

To celebrate the month of February and beyond, we are going to fall in love with food!! Do you know why I decided to become a holistic nutritionist. Because I love food. All food! Food comes in so many varieties, keeps us all alive, and provides us with nourishment, pleasure…

A truer you for 2018: your diet is not my diet, and that’s okay!

Recently a friend asked me why I am so much against diets. Do I truly think that there are no benefits at all in any diets? And do people who are eating competent never follow an eating plan, not even when necessary to manage a disease like diabetes or high…

A truer you for 2018: give yourself permission to want what you want

Life can sometimes be hard. There are plenty of things that we cannot control. Sometimes things happen out of our control that we simply have to endure. But over time I noticed that even things that were within my control — what I ate, how I worked out, my relationships…

A truer you for 2018: shut down the noise and find your own voice

There is a lot of noise when it comes to nutrition — especially in the month of January. The internet is abuzz with tips and tricks to lose the weight you gained over the holidays. Commercials everywhere blast about ways to get on a diet and stick to your new…

A truer you in 2018: 3 simple steps to find your comfort zone

Have you ever heard the expression “growth happens outside of your comfort zone”? In the years I’ve spent perusing the self-improvement areas of bookstores and internet, I’ve heard that suggestion a million times. I understand where it comes from — sometimes fear can…

Our new year challenge: a truer you for 2018!

The beginning of a new year is always a time of renovation, resolutions, and change. It can be so wonderful to reset the clock and start anew, make a fresh start, and leave the old behind. I love this time of the year! The darkest day of the year is…

You deserve better than cheat days!

A couple of months ago I overheard a conversation between two women in the gym’s locker room. One of them was explaining how she had not had any chocolate since the beginning of the year — it was September. However, she was going to cheat and have some…