Tag Archives: intuitive eating

Emotional eating? 6 key questions

I found myself prowling through the cupcake aisle at Whole Foods. I walked slowly around and around the glass case, checking out the beautiful decorations and the different flavors. Perusing cupcakes is nothing extraordinary, people do it everyday, but the thing is that my body is very sensitive to wheat and refined sugar. I get super sleepy […]

The problem with a better body

I saw the sign at the gym. “BETTER BODY CHALLENGE” and suddenly, out came this rant: “Really? A BETTER body? What’s wrong with my body as it is?! I’m here at the gym because I want to care for myself! I want to be strong and agile and you are telling me that my body is […]

I just want to eat like a normal person…

“Everyone else goes out and has nachos and margaritas and stays skinny. If I eat that, I blow up!” “My friends are able to have a bite of dessert and then not eat the whole thing…I can’t do that!” “The rest of my family doesn’t worry about dairy or gluten or sugar, it drives me […]

Where digestion really starts, and why it matters!

If you look up images of digestion, you’ll get see a lot of this… The pictures show the digestive tract starting from the salivary glands. But that’s not really where digestion starts. The process of digestion actually starts in your brain! Specifically – that process has a fancy name – it’s called The Cephalic Phase […]