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How to Stop Body Checking

By Alissa Rumsey | October 31, 2022

Body checking – the compulsively scrutinizing, monitoring, and/or tracking of your body’s weight, size, or shape – can make it really difficult to move away from diet culture, listen to your body, and recover from disordered eating or an eating disorder. Read on to learn how to stop body checking, including 3 steps to reduce…

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Can You “Do” Intuitive Eating and Still Want to Lose Weight?

By Alissa Rumsey | July 13, 2022

This is probably one of the most common questions I get: if I want to lose weight, can I still practice intuitive eating? It’s completely understandable if there is still a part of you hoping for weight loss and you can still use intuitive eating even if there’s a part of you that wants to…

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How to Break Free From The Diet Cycle

By Alissa Rumsey | July 7, 2022

If you have been trapped in the diet cycle and aren’t sure how to get out – this post is for you! Read on to learn more about the reasons why you get trapped in this cycle (hint: it has nothing to do with willpower!) and steps you can take to get out of the…

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Four Steps to Cultivate Mindfulness

By Alissa Rumsey | June 16, 2022

Mindfulness is one of the most important (if not THE most important) skills to learn when you are working on healing your relationship to food and with your body. Read on to hear more about mindfulness and learn mindfulness skills to support intuitive eating and your body image healing journey. This blog post contains edited…

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Mindful Eating: What It Is and What It Is Not

By Alissa Rumsey | June 14, 2022

Mindful eating can be a helpful tool when you are working on making peace with food, learning to eat intuitively, and listening to your body. Keep reading to learn more about what mindful eating is and what it is not, plus I share 5 tips for mindful eating. What is Mindful Eating? The Center for…

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What to Expect During Your First Nutrition Coaching Session

By Alissa Rumsey | May 23, 2022

If you’ve never worked with a dietitian or nutrition coach before – or even if you have – it can be hard to know what to expect during a nutrition coaching session. Especially when you consider working with a dietitian who does more nutrition therapy work and who works from a weight-inclusive lens, as it…

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How to Find Your Set Point Weight

By Alissa Rumsey | March 22, 2022

Learn more about set point theory, the biological mechanisms behind it, how dieting affects your set point, and what to consider if you’re trying to find your set point weight range. (Hint: It’s not what you think!). I also share more about why I actually consider set point theory to be unhelpful a lot of…

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Why You Don’t Have to Lose Weight For Your Wedding

By Alissa Rumsey | March 21, 2022

There is so much pressure put on women to look a certain way on their wedding day. So instead of enjoying this special time, a lot of brides-to-be (understandably) start to panic and begin trying to figure out how to lose weight for the wedding. If you’re experiencing this, you are not alone! Given the culture…

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How to Spot Sneaky Diet Culture

By Alissa Rumsey | January 27, 2022

Diet culture is all around us and – due to years of cultural conditioning – is often internalized within us. While certain diets can be easy to spot (looking at you Atkins and South Beach), the dieting has learned that people aren’t looking for ‘diets’ anymore so they’ve changed the marketing game in the name…

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