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What is Body Respect?
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…READ MORE
24 Benefits of Intuitive Eating
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 inches…READ MORE
How to Practice Intuitive Movement
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…READ MORE
Our Favorite Body Positive Instagram Accounts
One of the easiest things we can do for ourselves to change our perception of our bodies and be kinder to ourselves is to revamp who you are following on social media. Here’s why changing who you follow on social media will help you improve your body image followed by a list of some of our…READ MORE
Intuitive Eating with Food Allergies or Sensitivies
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…READ MORE
What is Intuitive Eating?
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…READ MORE
Why I Finally Decided to Become a Dietitian
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…READ MORE
How to Explain Intuitive Eating to a Friend
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…READ MORE
What is ‘Diet Culture’?
If you’ve been around here a while you’ve probably seen the term ‘diet culture’ thrown around, but it’s not always explained in detail. So, today I wanted to clear up any confusion and fill in the blanks by talking about what ‘diet culture’ actually is and what it means for you and the intuitive eating,…READ MORE
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