Emotional Eating

How Good Are You At Suffering?

You may not know this about me, but before I became a Nutritionist I spent several years as a freelance cycling journalist (that’s right, like Lance Armstrong cycling). I wrote articles for different magazines and covered races. I never made it to the Tour de France in person, but every July I would be covering…

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What if We’re Thinking About Willpower All Wrong?

“I have no willpower around carbs.” “It’s sweets! I absolutely cannot have them in the house or I’ll eat the whole bag!” “I was good all week and then I just went crazy this weekend at a friend’s BBQ. I wish I had more willpower at those things!” I can’t tell you how many times…

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Binge or Healthy Indulgence?: Simple Two-Question Test

Is it a binge or a treat? A healthy indulgence or an emotional eating episode? Balance or chaos?   I, for one, do not want to live in a world where any foods are forbidden. I believe that we can have whatever we want to eat, we just need to consciously make choice and then…

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Stop Fighting with Your Body

By the time clients come to me, they’ve tried everything.  Low carb, carb-cycling, low fat, sugar-free, Paleo and vegan. They own all the Jillian Michaels DVDs, yoga gear, at least one dusty treadmill and have every milestone trinket that Weight Watchers gives out. But they’re still overweight, miserable and frustrated as hell. Part of them…

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What Overeating Is Really About

“I have no willpower around carbs.” “It’s sweets! I absolutely cannot have them in the house or I’ll eat the whole thing!” “I was good all week and then I just went crazy this weekend at a friend’s BBQ.” I can’t tell you how many times I hear one of these when talking to a…

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Everything is Progress (Even the Cookie Cravings)

Before I really did the work on mindful eating and rewriting my relationship with food, this was my typical pattern: Spend the weekend making great plans about how well I’m going to eat from now on. Grocery shop and prep soups and salads for the week ahead. Eat really well on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday.…

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Try Eating Like a Girl

In Hinduism, Shakti is a term that refers to the dynamic forces that are thought to move through the entire universe. Shakti is associated with the divine feminine – “The Great Divine Mother” and is all about source energy, connection, creation, inspiration and transformation. Shakti is balanced by Shiva. Shiva represents the divine masculine. Shiva is…

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The “I Deserve It” Lie

As I stood in line at my favourite coffee shop this morning, I became transfixed by the slightly golden butter croissants lying on a white paper doily in the glass case by the cash register. I was hungry and croissants are one of my true weaknesses. The rich, buttery flavour and the way they almost…

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