Become familiar with the stages of (dieting) grief

In her 1969 book On Death and Dying, Elizabeth Kubler-Ross described the 5 stages of grief as consisting of denial, anger, bargaining, depression, and acceptance. Though there is no one way to grieve – and many have critiqued this description of the grieving process as oversimplified – having specific milestones to look for can help […]

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Practice invisible self care

Happy New Year. We’re off to a bizarre start. A new favorite meme I saw yesterday said something alone the lines of “2021 just to 2020 to hold her beer.” . Meanwhile, the month of January promises its usual deluge of diets-that-claim-not-to-be-diets parading their before and after photos, positive testimonials, and gaslighting gaslighting and more […]

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Thank you! And Thank You, 2020!

Well, this has been one hell of a year. You made it through, if not smoothly then hopefully with a modicum of awareness and gentleness. For me, it was a series of highs and lows, moments I adored and wanted to hold close and others that were excruciating and that made me want to bolt. […]

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Free worksheet: Working with food values

A life of satisfaction and meaning seems to come from living according to our values. Knowing what our values are helps guide us in our beliefs, thoughts, words, and actions. The same goes for how we eat. . Most of us are driven by certain food values without even realizing it. Thoughtfully contemplating what matters […]

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What are you consuming?

I am no fan of that old saying “You are what you eat.” It’s judgmental, inequitable, and unjust. But I do believe that we are significantly influenced by what we consume. And I’m not even talking about food here. . Many of us are consuming images and words and messages about food, about eating, about […]

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Try this 1-2-3 punch on your IE journey

Happy post-Thanksgiving. I hope your holiday was peaceful, delicious, and safe. Perhaps you found yourself dealing with an obstacle or two or questioning your judgment along the Intuitive Eating path. This is good news! The holidays can be a wonderful time to practice IE with all of their intensity and variety. Here’s a little approach […]

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