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Unapologetic Eating Interview Series with Tatyana German

By Alissa Rumsey | March 16, 2021

Join me and Tatyana German who is two years into her journey of breaking free from diet culture. She shares some incredibly inspiring stories of how what started with intuitive eating ended up creating so much EXPANSION in many areas of her life. Listen as Tatyana talks about how to break free from diet culture…

What is unapologetic eating

What is Unapologetic Eating?

By Alissa Rumsey | January 18, 2021

In this post, I’m sharing more about what “unapologetic eating” means and how you can use your relationship with food as an entry point for further exploration and transformation. As you find peace and liberation with food, you will start to feel at home in your body, understand your inherent worth, and move closer to…

What is Health at Every Size (HAES)

What is the Health at Every Size (HAES®) Approach?

By Alissa Rumsey | December 14, 2020

The Health at Every Size (HAES®) approach to health is an alternative to the widely accepted weight-centric approach. In this post, we’ll explore the answer to the question: What is Health at Every Size (HAES)? by examining the pitfalls of the weight-centric approach, outlining the crux of the Health at Every Size approach, and detailing…

the problem with the BMI

5 Reasons Why BMI is Totally Bonkers

By Alissa Rumsey | December 7, 2020

The Body Mass Index (commonly referred to as the BMI) has become the primary way that doctors and other healthcare professionals decide whether or not we are “healthy.” If you’re in the “overweight” or “obese” category, you’re automatically told you need to lose weight. But is this actually correct advice? Read on the learn more…


Is Weight Really the Problem?

By Alissa Rumsey | December 1, 2020

If you care about your health and the health of those around you, it might be a good time to ask yourself: Is weight really the problem? Read on to better understand where our focus on weight comes from (and no, it’s not for the health, wellbeing, or self-confidence reasons that you may think) plus…


How To Heal Your Relationship With Food In The Kitchen

By Alissa Rumsey | May 21, 2020

Dieting and diet culture can make cooking a not-so-enjoyable experience. When you’re working to move away from diet culture, the kitchen offers a beautiful opportunity for healing and growth towards a healthy relationship with food. In this post, my intern (and incredible chef!) Callie Troutman shares practical ways you can incorporate intuitive eating into recipes,…


How to Manage Eating and Body Image During Social Isolation

By Alissa Rumsey | March 25, 2020

If you’re socially isolating for Coronavirus, you may notice a change in your eating behaviors, stress levels, and how you feel about your body. All of this is normal! Read on for tips on how to manage your food and eating behaviors during the quarantine. Change is inevitable – change in mood, change in behaviors,…


How to Respond to Diet Talk

By Alissa Rumsey | February 5, 2020

One of the most common conversations I’ve had with clients over the past month has been around navigating conversations around diets, dieting, weight in the height of diet culture – January. In this blog, I’m breaking down common situations where diet talk comes up and how you can respond.


Tips for Practicing Intuitive Eating on a Budget

By Alissa Rumsey | January 24, 2020

Intuitive eating is not reserved for people with unlimited funds to spend on groceries, restaurants, and late-night takeouts. Learn how to practice intuitive eating on a budget. I’ve partnered up with ALDI to bring you this post, meaning I was compensated for my time, but, as always, all thoughts and opinions are my own.  …

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