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Improve Your Body Image by Changing Who You Follow on Social Media

Improve Your Body Image by Changing Who You Follow on Social Media

By Alissa Rumsey | February 15, 2018

If you struggle with your body image, there is one simple thing you can do to improve the perception of your body: change who you follow on social media. Here’s more info why this works, plus a list of body positive Instagram accounts you can (and should) follow. Whether we like it or not, social…

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My Journey to Becoming a Non-Diet Dietitian

My Journey to Becoming a Non-Diet Dietitian

By Alissa Rumsey | February 1, 2018

I’ve been a dietitian for almost 10 years, but only recently started truly practicing Intuitive Eating. Since utilizing this approach I’ve seen a massive change in my client’s success rate. But this journey wasn’t easy for me – here’s how I went from being a weight loss/diet focused dietitian to a non-diet/anti-det, intuitive eating dietitian.  The first…

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What Kind of Eater Are You?

What Kind of Eater Are You?

By Alissa Rumsey | January 29, 2018

There are several different eating personalities – intuitive eating being just one of them. While intuitive eating is the end goal, chances are you aren’t there quite yet. Here’s how to figure out if you are an intuitive eater and – if not – what type of eater you are right now. Determining this is…

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Is Intuitive Eating Right for You?

Is Intuitive Eating Right for You?

By Alissa Rumsey | January 17, 2018

Intuitive dating is the opposite of diet. It lets you make peace with food and re-discover your connection to your body cues so you can know what your body is communicating to you, eat what you want – when you want – how you want, and then move on. But does intuitive eating work? I’m…

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How to Get Rid of Your Internal Food Police

How to Get Rid of Your Internal Food Police

By Alissa Rumsey | January 10, 2018

The food police are the unreasonable rules in your head, created by dieting and diet culture, that cause you to feel guilty. These rules are housed deep in your brain and pop up on a daily basis to govern your food decisions. It’s impossible to view eating as a normal, pleasurable activity when the food…

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How to Get Started with Intuitive Eating, The Unapologetic Way

By Alissa Rumsey | December 27, 2017

This blog post has been newly updated and revamped as of September 2021.  Intuitive eating is an approach to health and wellness that can help you to reconnect to your inner body signals and heal your relationship to food as well as your body. With intuitive eating, you are reintroducing how to eat outside of…

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How Dieting Leads to Candy Binges

The Science Behind Your Halloween Candy Binge (and How to Prevent It)

By Alissa Rumsey | November 1, 2017

As Halloween candy takes over store shelves, advice on how to resist such candy takes over nutrition headlines. But the science of eating behavior shows that the more we try not to eat something, the more likely we are to overeat it. So before you vow to keep all of the candy out of your house…

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3 Daily Habits That Have Changed My Life This Year

3 Daily Habits That Have Changed My Life This Year

By Alissa Rumsey | October 12, 2017

Health is about way more than just food and fitness. This year I’ve been focusing on small daily changes to improve my body and mind. Here are three daily wellness habits I’ve started this year that have changed my life in a big way. 1. I Started Wearing A Watch I always used to wear…

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The Hunger-Fullness Scale

By Alissa Rumsey | September 8, 2017

The hunger-fullness scale is a practical tool that can be helpful as you work on building awareness and getting in tune with your hunger and fullness cues. Read on to learn more about how to use the hunger and fullness scale, including the most common mistake I see people make when first using the tool.…

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