A Healthy Weight is Your Ideal Weight

Many women think about their ideal weight as the lowest number they have achieved in their dieting instead of choosing a healthy weight based on reality. The trouble with this thinking is that if your weight-loss goal is too low to maintain, you are likely going to get caught in the cycle of what is known as yo-yo dieting.

Take Care of Yourself This Year

The New Year is a good time to think about how you will take care of yourself in 2016. We may be into February, but there’s still time to think about and make changes to how you’ll live this year.

Mindful Eating During the Holidays

Of all times of the year, the holiday season brings the most challenges to those trying to practice mindful eating. Temptations abound: from your favorite baked goods to cocktail parties and numerous social gatherings all centered around food as the main activity. In addition, the added stress of family visits and other obligations are often triggers to eat without thinking about how much we really want or need.

Navigating Disordered Eating During the Holidays

The holiday season can be an especially difficult time for people who struggle with various types of eating issues: binge eating; food restricting; bingeing and purging; emotional or stress eating; food addiction; chronic dieting; food fears; and more. Because most activities from Thanksgiving through New Year’s Day are food-centric, those dealing with disordered eating can be quickly overwhelmed and stressed out.

Athletes & Mental Health

Unlike the muscle memory built by hours of practice, the mental health of an athlete is not mechanical. Emotions, family life, and behaviors are not mechanical. However, just “handling” problems is not feasible or realistic for real life. By educating the public about the prevalence of mental illness and the need for athletes to seek out mental health professionals, we can hope to have a greater impact on the futures of athletes on and off the court.

Orthorexia Nervosa – A “New” Eating Disorder?

I’m often asked by clients if it’s possible to overeat on raw vegetables. Or some other perceived healthy food- you fill in the blank. Or if it’s possible to drink too much water. Or even if it’s possible to exercise too much. In short, is there such a thing as too much of a good thing? It may seem strange, but the answer to the questions is actually “Yes”.

Eat Right, Your Way, Every Day

Every year the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics determines a theme to represent their basic message of healthy nutrition for everyone. This year’s theme is “Eat Right, Your Way, Every Day”. The theme is meant to encourage the idea that there is not just one “right” way for everyone to eat to meet healthy nutrition standards. On the contrary, eating “right” is very individualized for each person.