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Category: Making Friends with Food

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…

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…

Top 5 signs you’re turning intuitive eating into another diet

Intuitive eating and eating competence seem pretty straightforward at first: just eat whatever you want and as much as you want. Sounds easy, doesn’t it? Yet, if you have dieted for years this new way of eating might be anything but simple for you. The tricky part is…

From dieter to gourmet: master the art of enjoying your favorite foods in 5 simple steps

There are people who eat in the exactly opposite way of dieters. These people dedicate their lives to exquisite eating experiences. They revel in the taste and enjoyment of foods and make sure their meals include the most wonderful-tasting foods. They eat their favorite foods daily and have just…

The case against food addiction straight from research studies

In the course of your dieting history, I’m sure you’ve had times when you felt you were addicted to food. Food is delicious and it’s easy to feel that you cannot live without it. And guess what: you were right — you literally cannot…

Neutralize your internal food police right now in 3 steps

There is something about a healthy relationship with eating that has nothing to do with eating. Actually, this is something that has nothing to do with nutrition or with food. Yet this is so fundamental that without it there’s no chance you can build a healthy relationship with…

5 steps to make peace with food starting today

Over years of dieting and “healthy eating” you might have heard that there are some foods that are “bad” for you. These foods are usually in the category of “junk” food like burgers and fries, or sweets like cakes and cookies. At the same…

When food makes you feel good: the search for positive emotional eating

If you spent years struggling with your weight, skipping from one diet to the next, or battling an eating disorder, then eating might be loaded with emotions for you. The thought of eating might fill you with dread, anxiety, guilt, doubts, and even anger. That’s bad isn&#8217…

Follow the path of joy

In the midst of winter, I finally learned that there was in me an invincible summer. — Albert Camus In life and, especially, in eating, we have a tendency to shy away from whatever brings us happiness and joy. For me, I can easily track the origin of this concept…