When I tell new people that I’m a non-diet, HAES practitioner, I often get the question of, “So, are you saying that eating Big Macs and super-size french fries every day is healthy?” No. Of course not. But the foods we choose to eat are usually a symptom of a bigger problem. Sure, poor nutrition … More How Do You Get Someone to Eat Differently Without Putting Them on a Diet?
My husband and I were driving through Virginia a few weeks ago, and we stopped for a coffee break along the way. The coffee shop we went to also had a list of their ice cream flavors, one of which was named “Just Ask.” So, we asked…and we found out that it was white chocolate … More Flexible Eating, Flexible Life
A few weeks ago, we drove to the East coast for a late summer vacation. We visited some family, did some camping and hung out around my husband’s old stomping grounds so he could show me where he grew up. I’d never been to Virginia before, and I enjoyed learning about some of the history … More Intuitive Eating vs Boredom Eating
As long as I can remember, I’ve had a sweet tooth; and for the first 20 years of my life, I shamed myself for it. Growing up, my parents were pretty concerned about “healthy eating” and rarely kept desserts in the house. My mom also often touted the many benefits of things like broccoli, almonds … More What Is Intuitive Eating, Anyway?
I love butter. Not because I’m “keto” or follow a low-carb diet in any regard; I just think it’s a fantastic food, and I love how it tastes. I cook my eggs in it and put it on my toast, and obviously bake with it. My husband teases me about the amount of butter I … More Good for You, Not for Them