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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.  …


Intuitive Exercise Q&A

By Alissa Rumsey | December 27, 2019

The principles you learn for intuitive eating can be helpful for practicing intuitive movement (also referred to as joyful movement, intuitive fitness, or intuitive exercise). That said, the exercise space presents challenges of its own in regards to overcoming diet language and culture. How can you step away from rigid, old exercise habits and move…

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13 Best Intuitive Eating Podcasts

By Alissa Rumsey | December 20, 2019

Podcasts are a great way to dip into the world of intuitive eating, or to dig deeper into specific topics related to intuitive eating. Many of my colleagues who are experts in this area host fabulous podcasts. Here is a list of 13 of the best intuitive eating podcasts (IMO) to help you integrate the…

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