Unhelpful Comments

In working with clients, I hear a lot of stories about other people making unsolicited comments about their weight, whether well-intending or not. These could include things like:”You look good!” or “You look so much better!” or “How’ve things been going? You look different!” The same is true in times of struggle, whether a person … More Unhelpful Comments

How to Eat Intuitively When You Don’t Feel Hungry

The humidity this summer has been brutal in Chicago. July and August are always hot around here, but with extra moisture in the air, I feel like I start sweating as soon as I step outside. Along with feeling extra sticky, taking twice as many showers as usual, and cranking the air conditioning, the heat … More How to Eat Intuitively When You Don’t Feel Hungry

The Problem with Restaurant Calorie Counts

Last year, the FDA started requiring certain restaurants to post calorie counts over menu counters to “educate” consumers about their eating. While I certainly believe that education is important in empowering consumers to make choices that honor their health, I’m not convinced that calorie counts should be considered “helpful information.” Here’s why: 1. Calorie Counts … More The Problem with Restaurant Calorie Counts