Nutrition Matters Podcast provides many resources and conversations exploring how people can heal from disordered eating and struggles with food. This episode goes in a different direction than the norm: Kathleen and Paige dive into providing tips and resources for those who love someone who is struggling with food. While there are many resources for those struggling, there aren't as many for those who support and love someone who struggle with food. This podcast episode does
“I don’t trust myself around that food.” If this is something you find yourself saying regularly or if you’ve ever even had that thought, read on. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve heard this sentiment or something similar in my office sitting across from someone feeling deep shame and guilt about admitting to their struggles with food. My message is that there is hope! To people who feel their struggles with food are so deep and ingrained that there’s no chance for food p
Everyone seems to have an opinion about what you should be eating, how you should eat it, and when. The lure of diets can be intoxicating—promising quick, easy, and drastic results. Everywhere you turn, there’s a new blog post, article, research study, or casual conversation with a friend that revolves around weight and food. The intention of many of these articles and conversations is good—many people have made it their life’s goal to help educate and inspire people to make
Walking away from tracking macros can be a really scary endeavor. If you're unfamiliar, there are three macronutrients (macros for short) that provide your body with necessary energy: carbohydrate, fat and protein. One of the latest diet trends is to track every gram of food you eat and to follow a set allowance of each macronutrient for the day. Tracking macros means you're spending a lot of time and energy on food: weighing, measuring and micromanaging every morsel of food
So you went completely overboard last night with your eating. What do you do now? Before we dive into advice about how to bounce back after a rough day with food, I want to be sure to clarify some terms. Binge eating is when you eat a large amount of food in a short period of time (typically within two hours) in a quantity that is considered more than what most people would eating during that time frame. Binge eating is also characterized by feeling out of control or unable t
It’s 9pm. You finally have the chance to sit on the couch and relax from a long day; it’s time for a little me time. You turn on Netflix and start scrolling to find something to watch. All of a sudden, you can’t stop thinking about how much you want some ice cream. You want some and you want it now! Maybe you start telling yourself you shouldn’t have it. Or maybe you tell yourself you should have it because you deserve it. But, the point is, you’re at a crossroads. You can ei
We all know how important healthy, nutritious eating is to our overall well-being and quality of life. As an effort to make improvements in food choices, some turn to fad diets (I don’t recommend those) or a complete lifestyle makeover or something in between such as weekly behavior change goals. While I applaud anyone attempting to improve their health and life in general, I think many of our best efforts for healthy living actually end up harming us rather than helping us.