Why Body Acceptance is the Secret to Healthy Eating

why body acceptance is the secret ot healthy eating

Does it ever feel like traditional nutrition advice is a little old school? That the recommendation of drink more water, eat more vegetables and cut down on fat is just not speaking to you anymore? Sure, it can comforting to hear the same healthy eating messages but if you find yourself unable to follow the same ‘ole “eat your vegetables” advice, you are not alone. These unpersonalised, cheery bits of advice usually talk about what you “should be doing” and don’t get into the nitty gritty of why you aren’t already doing it. Feeling defeated in the face of seemingly easy […]

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The secret ingredient for real corporate wellness

Companies who care about their employees’ health are often seen as being responsible and forward thinking. But could these good intentions be paving the way to harm?  A few books have come out this year debating this question “do corporate wellness programs help or harm employees?” There have been numerous articles talking about the subject, as well as debates such as the one on the CBC radio show Q.  One of the books in question is called The Wellness Syndrome and it was written by Dr. Andre Spicer and Carl Cederström. They state that some company’s extensive wellness efforts caused employees stress. You can […]

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Three Ways to Celebrate No Diet Day (MAY 6th)

This blog post was written by Leslie Schilling and Rebecca Scritchfield, Co-Founders of Dietitians for Body Confidence www.RD4BC.com.Healthy bodies come in all different shapes and sizes. We see it every time we hit the gym, get our hair done, or just walk down the street. May 6th is International “No Diet Day” – a day where people everywhere can say “I don’t need no stinkin’ diet.” Wouldn’t it be great to throw some self-love motivation out to the universe? Here are three ways anyone can celebrate “No Diet Day”1. “I love me some ME!” There’s no point in trying to look like a […]

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How to avoid dieting in 5 steps

Diets don’t work. They are especially toxic for your relationship with food and your body. So what is left to do if you want to improve your eating or manage your weight? Try these tips to avoid falling back on dieting this spring: 1. Reconnect with your hunger levels: everyone already has a way to “regulate” their eating and it has nothing to do with other people’s diet advice. Listening to your very own hunger signals is the first step to reconnecting with your body’s needs. No diet book, diet guru or meal plan will ever know how much or […]

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When “do no harm” can mean NOT talking about dieting

There has been much controversy in the nutrition and weight management world about the sometimes harmful role professionals can play when trying to help a client lose weight. Since doctors carry so much weight (so to speak) with their advice, it is extremely important that they give useful, easy to understand and sympathetic advice. By sympathetic I mean advice that takes into consideration their clients as people (not just bodies) who have limitations, feelings and are probably doing more for their health than they see. Obviously, it is also important to that doctors know their limitations in knowledge and make […]

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Judging those who already judge themselves

Some people believe that judging people who “should” lose weight will help them to make the changes necessary to lose weight. Of course, those people are dead wrong but that is not the point of this post. The point is that judging others is useless since they often judge themselves more than can be imagined.  This is especially true of people who suffer from binge eating disorder. Having a greater than normal concern for ones weight and shape as well as an over-evaluation of their weight and shape (meaning they feel they have more control than they actually have over […]

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Are my eating habits normal? Use this tool to know when to reach out for help

There are a few ways to screen for an eating disorder. One short and easy questionnaire is called the SCOFF. SCOFF is an acronym that is used to help people & professionals remember the specific questions. It is touted as being simple, memorable, easy to apply and score. It is designed to raise suspicion of the presence of disordered eating rather than to diagnose. It is mostly used by health professionals but since it is easy to understand, it can be used by anyone.  The SCOFF questions Do you make yourself Sick because you feel uncomfortably full?Do you worry you have lost Control […]

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