This week in my virtual mom’s group we were talking about the impact of dieting and restricting food on your life as a whole. When I have clients who are struggling to leave dieting in the past, one of the first things we work on together is to consider the impact that dieting has had on all facets of their life.
If you’ve been on multiple diets during your lifetime and have vowed with each one that this diet will be the last one, only to have it end with guilt and shame and a vow to do better next time, you may be stuck in the diet cycle.
If you follow my work, you know that I am a huge believer in Intuitive Eating and making eating decisions based on how your body feels. That being said, I find that having a basic framework to build balanced meals can help take some of the pressure off meal planning, while still providing the opportunity to make decisions in the moment based on what your body needs right now, and what you have upcoming in your day.
It's no secret that the way I practice Dietetics and the work I do with my clients changed A LOT when my daughter was born. Last week I recorded my first ever podcast with Marie-Pier from The Balanced Dietitian Podcast where I talked a little bit about my journey towards intuitive eating and weight-inclusive care and how becoming a mom played a large roll in my journey. We also chatted about the challenges that new moms can face and how intuitive eating can help support your postpartum journey.
I saw something recently talking about fast fashion and how their sizing is all over the map because they are getting clothes out the door so quickly that they don't even use consistent patterns! It got me thinking about how many times I've let the size of my clothing dictate whether I'm going to have a good day or a bad day.
You’ve gained weight during the lockdown and now that it’s looking like things may be starting to open back up, you’re worried about people seeing you. Let’s just take a second to breathe. It’s going to be ok.
The pandemic has changed the way we work, the way we socialize, and the way we engage with the world around us. With businesses closed or limiting their operating hours, COVID-19 may have also changed the way you shop, eat, and get active.
Are you setting a New Year's Resolution this year? If so, this is the year to focus on behaviours that you can actually control rather than shrinking your body. Check out our tips to make 2020 your healthiest year yet.