In recovery from an eating disorder or disordered eating, it’s important to incorporate the non-diet versions of certain foods like sodas, ice cream, bread, etc into your diet (as appropriate for your specific medical conditions). However, once you move towards intuitive eating, your relationship with food shifts. […]
Some ailments and illnesses absolutely can be cured or managed by eliminating certain foods from the diet. And by eliminating these foods, if quality of life is improved, then you should absolutely stick with it.
You see this term used all the time. All foods fit, but only in moderation. So does that mean 1 cookie is okay but 10 aren’t okay? Are 2 cookies okay? 3? Where do we draw the line on moderation?
Just because you were “good” today, went to the gym, or didn’t eat carbs at lunch, doesn’t mean you now get to eat the foods you enjoy. You don’t need to make one of these excuses to yourself or to the people around you to justify eating certain […]
It’s Monday which means you might be thinking about starting something new like a new fitness routine. Maybe you were inspired by other peoples’ 5K or marathon pictures from the weekend. You may reason that running is just what people do to get and stay in shape. Or that it’s the activity you should choose if you’re just starting to exercise before you get on to the other activities you want to try. Or you think running is the only activity available to you that’s free and fits into your schedule.
But not everyone likes to run. And there’s absolutely no reason to try to force any activity you don’t enjoy.
No one food holds all the nutritional power. No one food will prevent and cure disease. If you don’t like kale, eat another vegetable (my preference). If the superfood du jour doesn’t taste good to you, don’t force it. Sure, you can try it prepared different ways and maybe you’ll find a way that you like it, but if not, try something else. Enjoyment of food is an important part of health too.