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How to Navigate The Fear of Weight Gain

How to Navigate Your Fear of Weight Gain

By Alissa Rumsey | September 27, 2019

Recently I was talking with a new client about intuitive eating, when they said “This sounds great, but what will happen to my weight?”  If this is one of your barriers to learning more about intuitive eating or healing your relationship with food, you are not alone. Having these fears about change in weight or…

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The difference between Body Love and Body Respect

What is Body Respect?

By Alissa Rumsey | August 13, 2019

If you struggle with the idea of loving your body and find that it feels like a foreign and unattainable concept, we get it. The true goal is that you start to move from a place of body hatred to a place of body respect so that you can take care of your body both…

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Benefits of Intuitive Eating

24 Benefits of Intuitive Eating

By Alissa Rumsey | July 23, 2019

Food freedom and a better relationship with food are two of the benefits of intuitive eating…but what do those things mean exactly? Read on for 24 (relatable!) intuitive eating benefits that you can see as you move through this process.    Unlike dieting, learning how to eat intuitively is not measured by pounds lost or…

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How to Practice Intuitive Movement

By Alissa Rumsey | July 2, 2019

Movement is an important aspect in our day-to-day lives and it makes up the 9th principle of intuitive eating. The philosophy behind intuitive eating is applied to intuitive movement (referred to within this post interchangeably as intuitive exercise):  listen to your body’s cues to figure out what kind of movement or exercise would make you…

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Our Favorite Body Positive Instagram Accounts

By Alissa Rumsey | June 24, 2019

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Intuitive eating when you have food allergies

Intuitive Eating with Food Allergies or Sensitivies

By Alissa Rumsey | June 18, 2019

When learning about intuitive eating you will often hear ‘listen to your body’, ‘make peace with all foods’ and ‘all foods can fit’. These phrases may not resonate if you have food allergies, food intolerances or need to follow a medically-necessary diet. But there are ways in which you can practice and incorporate intuitive eating…

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What is Intuitive Eating?

By Alissa Rumsey | June 14, 2019

Intuitive eating is an approach to health and food that has nothing to do with diets, meal plans, discipline or willpower. It teaches you how to get in touch with your body cues like hunger, fullness and satisfaction while learning to trust your body around food again. Here’s an overview of intuitive eating including the…

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Why I Finally Decided to Become a Dietitian

By Alissa Rumsey | June 3, 2019

This is a guest blog post written by Katy Zanville, a nutrition intern with Alissa Rumsey Nutrition and Wellness and a soon-to-be HAES/intuitive eating dietitian. Check out her story about why she left the field of nutrition for over 10 years, and what finally brought her back to this career.  Over a decade ago, I…

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How to Explain Intuitive Eating to a Friend

By Alissa Rumsey | April 26, 2019

It’s one thing to apply the principles of intuitive eating and reject the diet mentality, but for many, sharing these ideas with friends and in social situations can be a major point of stress. If you feel this way too, you are not alone! Building a strong support system is important, so today we’re talking…

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