Trick-Or-Treat

Halloween can be a tricky dilemma for families who are trying to ‘clean-up’ their diets and create healthy eating patterns for their children. Do you let your kids go collecting and just limit how much they eat daily? Or maybe not restrict at all? Just let them have at it! Do you let them experience…

Eat Cake for Breakfast

As parents, we work incredibly hard to make the life of our kids better than our own. So when it comes to their health, we do everything we can to make sure they don’t struggle the same way we do. But the problem often lies in our efforts. We tell them, “don’t eat too much…

International No Diet Day

It’s finally here. A day that truly celebrates a life free of rules and restrictions; a day that celebrates our bodies just as they are. But how much has our body image deteriorated to fuel the need for a No Diet Day? How widespread is the desire to be ‘perfect’ and ‘skinny’ anyways? Although it’s…

Recovering from the Easter Bunny – After a Binge

Food has been part of celebration, grief, and tradition for as long as human history dates back. It’s not going anywhere. So when holidays like Easter come around, things can get a bit stressful. The endless sweet treats delivered by the Easter Bunny fill many homes with unwanted temptation; so how did it go? If…

That Rascally Rabbit is Delivering Chocolates Again!

Easter; it’s another one of those sweet treat holidays. Everywhere you go you’ll find brightly coloured wrappers filled with mouth-watering goodies. They’re adorning the shelves at your local grocery store, filling treat bowls at the dentist’s office, and begging for your attention at the gas station convenience store. They are practically DEMANDING that you indulge.…

Please Stop Helping Me Mom

I love it when Mom’s come to talk to me about their daughter’s weight and food challenges. Moms want to help. Moms feel guilty. Seeing their child suffer is heartbreaking. They think that they did something that led to their daughter’s binge eating, closet eating, or poor self-esteem. So Mom’s continue to do things they…

When My Emotional Eating Wasn’t Emotional at All

I have been on this body love, intuitive eating journey for about 15 years. What’s most surprising? Everyday I’m still learning. I’m constantly finding myself in new ‘aha!’ moments as I weave my way through this life of mine. My patients, my family and my friends are always opening up my eyes to new situations,…

We Don’t Give Our Bodies Enough Credit

We live in a culture where scientists are constantly bashing some foods then recommending others, and where the health gurus praising their miracle diets and body transformations are a dime a dozen. For years, we’ve been taught about the endless rules and about those ‘toxic’ foods that will destroy our metabolisms, but is it really…

End of Diet Soda

As a culture, we are consuming diet products like soda, altered foods, shakes, bars and pills because we are told that they are going to make it easier to lose weight. Maybe even for a short period of time, they do. But what’s concerning about these products are the long-term consequences only now being uncovered[i].…

Diet Industry Lies

Every day we are bombarded with hundreds of messages on health, weight, appearance and fitness. When the industry labels things like sugar and cheese as addictive as cocaine, we hear them. Even though these messages are a distortion of the truth, we can’t help but believe them. The media has sensationalized our bodies and turned…