Sunday, April 20, 2014

Keep Your Eyes on Your Own Plate

Keep Your Eyes on Your Own Plate By Dr. Alexis Conason, Research Liaison for iaedp NY www.iaedpNY.com While visiting Boston for a recent symposium on food addiction, I stayed overnight at a quaint bed and breakfast that offered homemade snacks in the evening. After checking in, my colleague and I ventured down to see what […]

Don’t Tell Yourself You Don’t Care Around Food

Do you know the three words you never want to say to yourself when you’re faced with eating decisions? “I don’t care.” Say them and you know what food- and body-abusing road you’re heading down. The fact is, you do care. You care, you care, you care! Not long ago, I was privy to observing […]

The Idea of Food

Clients keep teaching me more and more about dysfunctional eating. For instance, that it’s not really food that compulsive or emotional eaters want but the idea of what they wish/hope/perceive food will bring them. This is a crucial distinction. Disregulated eaters turn to food to relax, unwind, kick back, let loose, de-stress, whatever you want […]

A Child’s Right to Say “No thank you!” By Laura Cipullo, RD, CD, CEDRD

October 1, 2013 by  
Filed under Healthy Eating, Intuitive Eating, Parents, Talking To Kids

I remember looking at burgers—just staring at those odd-looking congealed brown globs. I felt absolutely repulsed! I hated red meat when I was growing up. The smell, the blood-colored juices spilling out, the chewy texture, and ugh—the taste! My dad ate red meat every night and this revolted me even more. Everyone told me that […]

What Is Mental Fitness?

Mental Fitness is a prevention concept. Mental Fitness is as important — if not more important — than physical fitness. Mental Fitness means gathering together existing evidence-based programs so that teachers around the world have access! Mental Fitness means promoting the 7 shared protective categories that exist between eating disorders, weight-related concerns, addictions and mental […]

BODY EMPOWERMENT – “International No Diet Day”

As part of the weekly Wednesday posting of my ongoing YouTube series “Body Empowerment,” here’s “International No Diet Day (Body Empowerment 81)” originally posted May 6, 2013, on YouTube.com by Caroline Rothstein. In honor of International No Diet Day, this video addresses the difference between diet as a noun, versus diet as a verb. About BODY EMPOWERMENT:Founded in […]

BODY EMPOWERMENT – “Remaining Intuitive”

As part of the weekly Wednesday posting of my ongoing YouTube series “Body Empowerment,” here’s “Remaining Intuitive (Body Empowerment 79)” originally posted April 1, 2013, on YouTube.com by Caroline Rothstein. This video responds to a viewer’s question about maintaining self-care during recovery when experiencing self-harming or self-destructive thoughts. About BODY EMPOWERMENT: Founded in 2008, “Body Empowerment” is hosted […]

Sign the Declaration of Independence from Dieting!

It’s July 4th in the U.S.  A day when we celebrate the country’s independence from external rule.  What better time to declare your independence from dieting?  Dieting is another form of external rule that causes all sorts of problems, many of them very serious.  Here’s a “short” list of just 40 Reasons to Stop Dieting […]

Finding the Joy in Eating: An Experiment

In a recent post on our blog A Weight Lifted, Darla Breckenridge, psychologist and behavioral leader at Green Mountain at Fox Run, shared some thoughts on how we can change our brain with mindfulness.  The overall thrust of the post was that how we repeatedly react to emotional situations causes actual structural changes in the […]

BODY EMPOWERMENT – “Emotions & Food”

As part of the weekly Wednesday posting of my ongoing YouTube series “Body Empowerment,” here’s “Emotions & Food (Body Empowerment 60)” originally posted June 18, 2012, on YouTube.com by Caroline Rothstein. In this video, Caroline interviews her father on Father’s Day about his thoughts and experience with emotional eating. About BODY EMPOWERMENT: Founded in 2008, “Body Empowerment” is […]

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